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Where to stay in Iceland

Where to stay in Iceland

Inexpensive flights and free stop-overs between the US and Europe have made Iceland a prime tourist destination in recent years. But towns in Iceland are few and far between, and budget travelers lured in by the low cost of flights may be surprised at the high cost of food and accommodation in Iceland. However, the popularity of the country means there are all types of Iceland lodging for those on a budget and especially those looking for a little bit of luxury. Figuring out where to stay in Iceland is much easier than you think once you know your options! Overtourism in the peak seasons combined with small fishing villages means you should book far in advance if you’re looking for where to stay in Iceland other than Reykjavik, the capital city. There are lots of unique places to stay in Iceland near its diverse scenery, hot springs, waterfalls, beaches,…
Budget Guide to Iceland

Budget Guide to Iceland

Iceland, a country known for its dramatic landscapes, volcanoes, erupting geysers, lava fields, and soothing hot springs, is located in the North Atlantic Ocean close to Greenland and the UK and is home to the world's northernmost capital, Reykjavík.  The country is now extremely popular with travelers from across the world. However, most tourists tend to base themselves in the capital and then venture out on day trips, often chasing the Northern Lights that can be seen across the country during the winter months.  For budget travelers, Iceland may not be a country you would normally consider, and it is easy for costs to spiral should you allow it. However, if planned right, it can still be an affordable place to explore, and with budget airlines now operating in and out of the country, they are providing the cheapest way to travel to Iceland. Plan your trip to Iceland Avoid…
48 Hours in Iceland - A 2 Day Itinerary

48 Hours in Iceland – A 2 Day Itinerary

Iceland is a destination that keeps growing in popularity. With its stunning landscapes including enormous glaciers, lava fields and hot springs, it’s easy to see why. It’s a common stopover location between Western Europe and North America, making the country easy to get to if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere. If you're wondering how many days in Iceland is ideal or how many days do you need in Iceland? well it all depends on what your plans are? You could easily spend 2 weeks in Iceland or 2 months and still not see or do everything. Below is a great guide on what to do in Iceland for 2 days because sometimes 2 days in Iceland is all you have, especially if you're going over on a cruise or you're short on time and want to be able to tour some of the other areas within Iceland. While it may…
The Best Day Trips from Reykjavik

The Best Day Trips from Reykjavik

Iceland’s capital, and largest city, Reykjavik is a colorful town with plenty to offer visitors to Iceland. Many visitor’s come to Iceland for a road trip through the countryside, but Reykjavik is a fun city, and there are many easy day trips to highlight the best of Iceland if you don’t feel like moving every night to a new hotel. You’ll want to spend a few days exploring Reykjavik, too! Here are some recommendations for day trips from Reykjavik. Plan your trip to Iceland Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights using the Wise Card. You can hold up to 50+ currencies at once, and convert them in real time with the free Wise app. Need help planning your trip from start to finish? Check out these: Cheap flights Savings on accommodation…
15 Remarkable Things to see and Do in Iceland

15 Remarkable Things to see and Do in Iceland

Tourism in Iceland has been booming since the Financial crisis of 2007–2008, which has made prices in Iceland somewhat affordable, although with the growth in tourism, Iceland is becoming more and more expensive, so you better get in quick! Iceland Air has also added routes, including the popular “stopover” feature, which allows those flying between North America and Europe to stop over in Iceland for up to 7 days. Visitors to the island just keep coming, even after the financial crisis. While Iceland itself is not a large island (Australia is 75 times larger - to give you some perspective) there are so many things to do in Iceland, you can easily spend a week or longer in the “land of fire and ice.” Plan your trip to Iceland Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying…
Is a Tour to Iceland’s South Coast worth it?

Is a Tour to Iceland’s South Coast worth it?

Iceland has always been on the top of my “bucketlist” because the scenery and landscape is like no other place on earth. I was finally able to fulfil my dream of visiting Iceland with my husband, during planning our trip we decided to take a few tours as it was winter and neither of us felt comfortable enough to drive. We chose the obvious Golden Circle and Northern Lights tours but we also wanted to find something different and this is where we came across “Back to Iceland”, who offered a South Coast Day tour by minibus. Personally, I find minibus tours much better than large bus tours (which we experienced with the Golden Circle tour), they are quicker and a lot more flexible. I also found out that BTI is a family owned and run business and I’m all for supporting families rather than large corporations. Plan your trip…
Luxury Travel Guide to Iceland

Luxury Travel Guide to Iceland

Iceland will capture your heart with its breath-taking natural beauty. Situated just below the Arctic Circle, it is the adventure lovers’ dream destination: rugged, unspoilt nature with its volcanos, glaciers and geothermal pools. There are activities to get your heart racing from kayaking on the smooth mirror-like waters, snowmobiling, glacier hikes and many more experiences to get your heart racing. Iceland is also famous for being one of the Northern countries where you can enjoy the spectacle of the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis, which draws thousands of visitors per year. See the sky come to life in a celestial dance of colours and lights that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen in your life. Iceland is the ultimate luxury destination, as it can be quite pricey but the cost is well worth it. Ultimately, this is a travel destination for those who enjoy the great outdoors and wild nature.…
Guide to Visiting Iceland

Guide to Visiting Iceland

Iceland is an island which should be on everyone’s bucket list. This Nordic island nation is characterized by its spectacular landscape scenery, including volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, and lava fields. The number of tourists visiting Iceland keeps growing every year, as its popularity grows. Organizing a trip to Iceland is not complicated, but requires a minimum of knowledge of the place to make the most out of your trip. It’s a good idea to have a plan to fully enjoy the island, and that is why we present to you this Iceland travel guide below. Plan your trip to Iceland Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights using the Wise Card. You can hold up to 50+ currencies at once, and convert them in real time with the free Wise app. Need…
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4 Reasons You Must Go To Iceland

Why do you go on holiday? To be clearer, of course we all go on holiday to take a break from the norm, to relax and enjoy a week or so of fun unencumbered by the daily grind. The question is more, what do you look for in a holiday. For many people it’s the “sun, sea and sand” side of things while for others it’s the chance to do a spot of sight-seeing. Perhaps the key point, though, is that we all holiday for the experience. Plan your trip to Iceland Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights using the Wise Card. You can hold up to 50+ currencies at once, and convert them in real time with the free Wise app. Need help planning your trip from start to finish?…

How to Travel in a Campervan across Iceland

Not only is Iceland one of the most visually stunning countries that you are likely to visit, but some parts of the country literally look like the landscape of another planet. No matter what anyone says, it’s definitely unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Plan your trip to Iceland Avoid hidden fees in the exchange rate while withdrawing from millions of ATMs abroad, paying in restaurants and shops, and buying your accommodation and flights using the Wise Card. You can hold up to 50+ currencies at once, and convert them in real time with the free Wise app. Need help planning your trip from start to finish? Check out these: Cheap flights Savings on accommodation from hostels to luxury hotels Affordable car rental options Affordable sightseeing tours and day trips Read more on Iceland: Tips of driving in Iceland Four Reasons You Must Go To Iceland Plan A Cool Trip…