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Iceland on a budget

Iceland may not be the cheapest of countries, but you can certainly travel Iceland on a budget. You´ll still have the trip of a lifetime. Here are a few quick tips from the CampEasy campervan rental staff.

Tips for the budget conscious traveler

Iceland may not be the cheapest of countries, but you can certainly travel Iceland on a budget. You´ll still have the trip of a lifetime. Here are a few quick tips from the CampEasy campervan rental staff:

Tips for seeing Iceland on a budget

  • Be careful where you shop for groceries. Right now, if you’re on a budget, Costco seems to have the best price for groceries. Now, you might not need a six pack of laundry detergent for your holiday. But Costco is a good place to buy snacks, drinks and dry ingredients for your trip. There’s only one Costco store in Iceland, located in the capital area. Gas prices are cheap there too! So, bring your Costco membership card if you have one. Besides Costco, Bónus and Krónan are the cheapest grocery stores. You can find them in larger towns around the country.
  • Be even more careful when you shop for booze. If you’re reading this before you arrive, we have an important public service announcement: Buy booze in the duty-free shop at the airport before picking up your luggage. Usually, people buy booze at the liquor store because it’s not available in regular stores. The “beer” you see at the grocery store is light beer with low alcohol content. It goes without saying, but buying drinks in bars is the most expensive way to drink in Iceland.
  • Use the public swimming pools if you’re traveling Iceland on a budget. Every small town in Iceland has a public swimming pool and most of them are nice and clean. So, if you’re looking for a fun activity and relaxations, take a dip in the local pool. Most of them have comfortable hot tubs. It’s customary to eat a hot dog after swimming, just so you know!