Hostelling is quite popular in Iceland and you’ll find several options to meet your budget. Expect to pay at least 3000 ISK (about $25 US) for a bed in a hostel, and come armed with your own bedding or sleeping bag, or be prepared to pay a small (around 1000 ISK) bedding rental fee. There are 34 Hostelling International-affiliated hostels […]

Cheap Hostels in Reykjavik

Hotels in Iceland can range from ultra-luxury (at an ultra-expensive price) to basic and boring. Though prices have gone some somewhat in the last two years, the cost of accommodation is still high and you may be surprised by the amenities, or lack thereof, offered at a pricey hotel. To save money, opt for guesthouses that offer free wi-fi, free […]

Cheap Hotels in Reykjavik

Visiting Reykjavik and not visiting the Blue Lagoon is like visiting Paris and not going to the Eiffel Tower. While some people undoubtedly do it, the Blue Lagoon is considered the largest tourist attraction for those visiting Reykjavik, though it’s not actually located in Reykjavik. The Blue Lagoon is actually about 4o minutes from Reykjavik. Because it is so close […]

Getting from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon

1) At roughly 39,000 square miles, Iceland is small – about the size of the US state of Ohio. 11% of the country is covered with glaciers, and 8% of that is a single one, Vatnajökull, which is located in the vast and nearly uninhabited interior. Three of Iceland’s five glaciers are the largest in Europe. Another 30% of the […]

25 Things You Didn’t Know About Iceland

Despite the devaluation of the currency in 2008, Iceland is still a pretty pricey place to visit. But, there are some free and cheap things to do, especially in the capital city of Reykjavik. Here are some of the best choices. If you plan on visiting several, check out the Reykjavik discount card. The 871 Settlement Museum If you only […]

Free and Cheap Things to do in Reykjavik

Thanks to Icelandair, it’s easy (and free) to schedule a short stopover in Iceland on your way between Europe and North America. Being more than a little partial to Iceland, I’d of course recommend that you stay as long as you possibly can, but if you only have a few days, you can still experience enough of this beautiful country […]

What to Do with Three Days in Iceland

When you look at a map of Iceland, you can’t help but think “It looks so small.” But once you set foot on Iceland, the enormity of it strikes you. Yes, it’s roughly the size of the US state of Ohio, and yes, you could conceivably drive the 832 miles (1332 kms) around the Ring Road in two very long […]

What to Do with Two Days in Iceland

Though the days when jets had to stop in Reykjavik to refuel on their way from North America to Europe are gone, it’s still easy and cheap to plan a short stopover in Iceland on your way to or from Europe. Icelandair offers service to Iceland from Boston, New York, and Seattle, and seasonally from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Orlando, Halifax, and […]

How to Plan a Stopover in Iceland