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How much did it cost? – Iceland


Here’s a complete breakdown of costs per person for all the ten days of our trip to Iceland.

Where: Reykjavik, Hvammstangi, Western Fjords, Akureyri, Myvatn area, Seyðisfjörður, Djúpivogur, Skaftafell, Jokulsarlon, Geysir, Höfn, Vik, Þingvellir National Park, Blue Lagoon.
Transport: Airlines, Rental Car
When: July 2014, for ten days
Who: Two backpackers
Currency: United States Dollar

Note: All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult. The exchange rate at the time of publishing is assumed to be USD 1= ISK 114.

Planning & Information

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What Cost Notes
Delta Airlines $1,230 Flight from Los Angeles, USA (LAX) to Reykjavik, Iceland (KEF) via New York Kennedy (JFK). Return.
Visa $72 Including shipping
Travel Insurance $49 From AXA Schengen
SIM Card $24.57 ISK 2800 including voice calls, 2GB of 3G and ISK 600 as service charges. Through Siminn.
Total Costs $1,375.57 Per person
Overall Costs $1,375.57 Per person

 

Day 1 – Reykjavik

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What Cost Notes
Flybus Tickets $17.10 ISK 1950. One way.
Alfholl Guesthouse $65 Per person, one night
Hallgimskirkja Tower $6.14 ISK 700, per person.
Souvenirs $57.25 Flag, postcards, fridge magnets
Dinner $24.56 ISK 2800 per person at Kebob House restaurant
Hotdog at food truck $6.14 Per person
Water & snacks $10.52 Coffee, biscuits, water, milk
Puffin Express $38.10 ISK 4000. Per person.
Total Costs $224.81 Per person
Overall Costs $1,600.38 Per person

 

Day 2 – Reykjavik to Hvammstangi

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What Cost Notes
Flybus Tickets $17.10 ISK 1950. One way.
The Old Farmhouse Dæli B&B $53 €40 Per person, one night
Rental Car $1,740 Base price €1,216, GPS €70, Extra driver €10 + CDW €40 + Gravel Protection €80, Sand & Ash Protection €80, Theft Insurance €24, Discount €182 = €1,338
Fuel $175.44 ISK 20,000 for the day
Toll for tunnel $8.77 ISK 1000
Lunch at Geysir $15.54 ISK 2000 per person
Groceries $11.75 ISK 1340 for Coffee, biscuits, water, milk, sandwiches, etc.
Total Costs $2,006.06 Per person
Overall Costs $3,606.44 Per person

 

Day 3 – Hvammstangi to Akureyri

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What Cost Notes
Guesthouse Brekkusel $42 €32 Per person, one night
Fuel $131.58 ISK 15,000 for the day
Lunch $30.70 ISK 3500 per person
Groceries $17.54 ISK 2000 for Coffee, biscuits, water, milk, sandwiches, etc.
Total Costs $221.82 Per person
Overall Costs $3,828.26 Per person

 

Day 4 – Akureyri to Seyðisfjörður

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What Cost Notes
Post Hostel $55 €42 Per person, one night
Fuel $131.58 ISK 15,000 for the day
Dinner $10.30 ISK 1175 per person
Groceries $13.15 ISK 1500 for Coffee, biscuits, water, milk, sandwiches, etc.
Total Costs $210.03 Per person
Overall Costs $4,038.29 Per person

 

Day 5 – Seyðisfjörður to Djúpivogur

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What Cost Notes
Klif Hostel $43 €33 Per person, one night
Fuel $87.72 ISK 10,000 for the day
Lunch $12.90 ISK 1400 per person
Dinner $22.15 ISK 2525 per person
Groceries $30.70 ISK 3500 for Coffee, biscuits, water, milk, sandwiches, etc.
Total Costs $196.47 Per person
Overall Costs $4,234.76 Per person

 

Day 6 – Djúpivogur to Höfn

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What Cost Notes
Höfn Hostel $72 €55 Per person, one night
Fuel $87.72 ISK 10,000 for the day
Glacier Hike $113.95 ISK 12990 per person
Lunch $7.90 ISK 900 per person
Groceries $19.30 ISK 2200 for Coffee, biscuits, water, milk, sandwiches, etc.
Total Costs $310.37 Per person
Overall Costs $4,545.13 Per person

 

Day 7 – Höfn to Vík

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What Cost Notes
Like Vik Guesthouse $72 €62.40 Per person, one night
Fuel $87.72 ISK 10,000 for the day
Dinner in Vik $23.14 ISK 2638 per person
Groceries $7.90 ISK 900 for Coffee, biscuits, water, snacks, etc.
Total Costs $190.76 Per person
Overall Costs $4,735.89 Per person

 

Day 8 – Vík to Reykjavik

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What Cost Notes
Eric The Red Guesthouse $58.50 €45 Per person, one night
Fuel $87.72 ISK 10,000 for the day
Dinner in Reykjavik $23.53 ISK 2683 per person
Groceries $7.90 ISK 900 for Coffee, biscuits, water, snacks, etc.
Total Costs $117.65 Per person
Overall Costs $4,853.54 Per person

 

Day 9 – Reykjavík, Blue Lagoon

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What Cost Notes
Eric The Red Guesthouse $58.50 €45 per person, one night
Icelandic Phallological Museum $8.77 ISK 1000 per person
Vikin Maritime Museum $11.40 ISK 1300 per person
Lunch at Þrir Frakkar $39.48 ISK 4500 per person
Fuel $43.85 ISK 5,000 for the day
Dinner in Reykjavik $23.53 ISK 2683 per person
Groceries $7.90 ISK 900 for Coffee, biscuits, water, snacks, etc.
Total Costs $185.53 Per person
Overall Costs $5,039.07 Per person

 

Day 10 – Reykjavík & out

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What Cost Notes
Snacks at airport $17.54 ISK 2000
Total Costs $17.54 Per person
Overall Costs $5,056.61 Per person

 

Planning

Itinerary, Planning & Information

Orientation, visa & everything else.

Expenses

How much did it cost?

List of all the expenses.

« Ten days in Iceland

 


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