iceland (aka wijsland): my recommendations

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wow, what a trip! great country, great travel buddies. just great.

i had very high expectations for this trip and i was not disappointed! iceland has such great nature. everywhere you look is really beautiful, peaceful and mostly untouched. and the variation in landscape is just amazing. the pictures i took really don’t do it justice. that’s why you’ll have to go and discover it for yourself ;-)

prices

yes, iceland is pretty expensive. i was travelling with 3 friends, so that makes renting a car and housing a lot cheaper. i’ve listed our expenses below so you can get an idea of what it might cost you. prices are per person, per night/day.

  • housing: €40
    (we stayed in guest houses, hostels & airbnb places)
  • car rental: €24
    (blue car rental. definitely recommend them.)
  • gasoline: €6
  • food & beverages: €20
    (we mostly did groceries and cooked ourselves. think we ate out 4 or 5 times in total. we didn’t drink a lot of alcohol, so that helps too.)
  • miscellaneous: €5
    (shuttle to the airport, trains in belgium, tol road, etc.)

what to do

i’ve compiled a list of the things we did; what i liked (yellow pins) and what i think you could possibly skip (grey pins). we spent 9 days in iceland, so we definitely didn’t see everything but it’s a decent amount of time to explore the country. though 2 weeks might be more comfortable. and 3 weeks would be good if you also explore the western fjords (which we didn’t).

we decided what to see based on pinterest lists we each had, a lonely planet guide and just random things we saw along the road. in my opinion, it was a pretty good combo of touristy things and less explored/know sights.

each pin has some more explanation about what it is, so be sure to open up the full map and just click on every pin.

 

pictures

1 COMMENT

  1. This article makes me even more want to visit Iceland. Thanks! It’s also cool to see your expenses.
    Unfortunately, the Pinterest map doesn’t work here (Firefox 41.0.1) :(
    Would love to read about future travels!
    Cheers, Albi

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