This blog was meant to be written after this trip as a“How to go to Iceland on a tight budget.” had know idea that two tiny weeks after we were to return home, our budget airline would completely shut down! Good news, they may open back up & there are other reasonable flights you can still find. Lets chat about what I do know for fact will circle back to flights for you and see what we can find!
This stunning country is like no other place in the world.. around every corner is a new mind blowing view!
Here is a 4 night 5 day Itinerary for you. Well, we technically made it 3 nights and 5 days and just didn’t sleep a day :)
Rented a car from one of the many options near the airport. When we arrived the airport is swarming with different shuttles taking you to your car rental location, be sure and give your location a call and they will shuttle you to your rental area. Tip: be sure and get a all wheel drive or four wheel drive. This so important especially in the winter in Iceland. When you hit your first Iceland winter storm, you will be thanking us!
DAY 1 & 2:
Headed out for the Golden Circle & hit the following:
Thingvellir National Park more info HERE
Gullfoss Water Fall more info HERE
The Guyesers more info HERE
The Canyon : Beautiful thing to see and hike… With how much there is to do however, this is what we would cut from our itinerary but worth a stop if you have time!
We stayed HERE
Seljalandsfoss Waterfall more info HERE
Skógafoss Waterfall more info HERE
Snæfellsjökull more info HERE
Next we hit the craziest winter storm of our lives! Both J and I grew up in Michigan so used to crazy storms. But between 50 mlp hour winds, snow, sleet, complete darkness and a complete white out… oh and in mountains we’ve never been in! It was the craziest drive our life but made it to VIK but this did take from our time and had to reschedule some things!
Dinner at Víkurskáli more info HERE
Drinks at Smiðjan Brugghús more info HERE
We stayed at VIK Icelandair Hotels (unplanned but had to because of the storm. Beautiful place!)
The next day we made our way slowly to our Jökulsárlón.
First up was Diamond Beach which was a perfect name for this Ice beach! More info HERE
Ice cave Tour through Arctic Adventures: Our tour guide was the coolest & the time spent sliding and hiking around the caves is a once in a life time experience! More info HERE
The next morning our goal was to hit everything we missed from the storm!
Black Beach more info HERE
CD Plane Wreck more info HERE
Blue Lagoon more info HERE
Stayed at the cutest Air BNB Njardvik more info HERE
The next “day” (which was night in Michigan) headed home!
PACKING TIPS HERE
TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY OUT OF COUNTRY HERE PLANE TICKET TIPS HERE