It’s not often that you’ll see the words ‘Iceland’ and ‘budget’ together in the same sentence.
Even so, more and more travelers are ticking off Iceland from their wish lists each year, and they’re managing to do it without having to sell a kidney on the black market to fund it.
Scandinavian countries are notorious for being expensive places to travel. This is too bad because they happen to offer some of the most breathtaking and dramatic scenery on Earth and this is especially true for Iceland.
Iceland is Mother Nature’s gift to earth
You don't even have to travel far out of Iceland's capital Reykjavik to see it's spectacular landscape. On the drive from Keflavik Airport to Reykjavik city centre alone you'll see Mount Keilir, a small volcano (which you can actually climb if you want) and the world famous Blue Lagoon. And these are just the tip of the Iceberg.
Keeping Your Budget Under $ 50 A Day
With increasingly competitive airfares from many European destinations it might be time to scratch Iceland off that 'things to do if I won the lottery' list and plan a visit.
Most people want to go to Iceland to see the Northern Lights, and let's be honest, who would want to miss out on those? The Northern Lights however are notoriously difficult to spot as they only make an appearance during the months with full darkness and even then there is no guarantee that you'll catch a glimpse.
So unless that's the ONLY reason you want to visit Iceland, visiting in the spring or early summer can not only be cheaper, but offers some other great benefits.
24 hour daylight anyone?
Icelanders enjoy long summer days. I went in June and didn't see 1 minute of darkness. Yep, not one minute. It stayed light ALL. NIGHT. LONG. For me that experience in itself was mind-blowing.