There's no hiding from the fact that Iceland is one of the most expensive countries to travel to in the world! However, it is still possible to travel in Iceland on a budget. Here's some top tips:
1. Eat locally - if you're looking to go out for dinner, avoid the restaurants in the centre of Reykjavik and instead find the independent (often family run) restaurants outside the main tourist hotspots.
2. Avoid eating out too much - eating out every day will add up! I'd recommend going to a local supermarket (Bonus is one of the cheaper supermarkets) and buying some food that you can eat for lunches and dinners throughout your stay. The most expensive store and one to avoid is 10-11.
3. Free activities - free walking tours! I'd highly recommend booking onto the free walking tours if you're looking to save money whilst still enjoying Iceland. The tours are essentially free but it is polite to give a tip and most people gave £5-10.
4. Travel - book your day trips with GetYourGuide and download the browser extension Honey to get 10% off your first trip!
5. Take advantage of Happy Hours - with some bars charging over £10 for a pint of beer, it's important to take advantage of the Happy Hours at the bars in Iceland. Many Icelandic bars and restaurants offer discounted beer and wine from as early as 15:00 to as late as 21:00 every day.
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