I'm interested in any information people can offer me. Cheap places to go, fun things to do, must-visit places, ways to make money go further...
Thanks in advance!
The good thing about Iceland is that even big cities are relatively small and can easily be walked. Reykjavik and Akureyri, for example, don't really require a car, or even public transportation, and most of the sights can be reached on foot.
Distance between cities is definitely a factor though and it can be tough to go from say Reykjavik to Vik (to see the beaches of volcanic sand) or to Jökulsárlón to see the glaciers.
Gas is definitely on the expensive side but driving is easy as there's one main road going all around the island. For the price of the day tour to the golden circle (Þingvellir national park, Gullfoss waterfall, and the Geysir and Strokkur geysers), you can rent a car, see the golden circle and drive down to Vik (and maybe even Jökulsárlón if you start your day early!)
Hostels are definitely a great solution in Iceland and even the smallest "towns" have one.
Hope this helps! almost 7 years agoAnswered by Dave via WorldNomads.com