How Much Does Four Days in Iceland Cost?

Seems like everyone wants to go to Iceland these days, but everybody’s scared of how much Reykjavik will cost. This is all the expenses from my four days Iceland, from £4 milkshakes in Laundromat to £79 on one meal. We saved loads of money by booking an amazing house in the countryside and eating three dinners and breakfasts there. We also saved money in Reykjavik by packaging up the hotel breakfast for lunch.

The cost of Iceland

Iceland is expensive – the cost of the clothes in the shops was shocking and the toastie we had in Vik was £10 – but it was worth every penny.

  • Heathrow to Reykjavik on the Wednesday night FI455 flight gets in at 23:35 and back out on Monday for 12 noon= £279pp
  • Bottle of rum in the airport = £10pp
  • Transfer to Reykjavik = £30pp
  • 2 nights at the CenterHotel Skjaldbreid with breakfast (and lunch and tea) = £48pp
  • Milkshake at the laundromat = £4pp
  • Beer at the laundromat = £6pp
  • Entrance to the Hallgrimskirkja Church = £4pp
  • 7 course taster dinner at the Sjavargrillid = £79pp
  • Supermarket shop for 3 breakfasts 3 dinners and snacks = £33pp
  • Rental car = £55pp
  • Entrance and towel to the Blue Lagoon = £33pp
  • Wine at the Blue Lagoon = £8pp
  • 3 nights at an absolutely incredible house in South Iceland = £80pp
  • Champagne for the hot tub = get your auntie to buy it 🙂
  • Snack and coffee at the geyser = £10pp
  • Toastie lunch at Vik = £10pp
  • Extra supplies of cheese and fishy pâté = £5pp
  • Petrol = £27pp (we did a crazy amount of driving on that!)
  • Ham and cheese croissant at the airport = £5pp


An incredible holiday with the most amazing scenery, lots of fun and quality time with the ones you love most = £priceless

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  1. by Jen on February 12, 2013  11:27 pm Reply

    Iceland is so expensive... but definitely worth every penny. An amazing country I hope to go back to soon.

  2. by Dave Brett on February 18, 2013  10:43 pm Reply

    Never regretted spending any money in Iceland, it was all totally worth it. Plus it used to be allot more expensive before the bank crash, so imagine what it used to be like! More budget tips, the hot dogs are cheap and world class! Also the ice cream is really cheap and fun (when it's dipped in chocolate). Candy is 50% off on Saturday so fill your boots! Lastly if you go with a local or Icelandic speaker to Blue lagoon its 50% off : ). ps. the buying booze from the airport when you arrive is a must so use the limit to its fullest!

    • by Vicky on February 22, 2013  11:36 pm Reply

      Candy is 50% off on Sundays! No one told me. Dammit. Good tips there Dave – too late for me, but everyone else enjoy...

  3. by Neil Barnes (@packsandbunks) on February 19, 2013  12:02 pm Reply

    Wow, that it darn expensive but I cant wait to get out there and explore. I might pack a few packets of supernoodles for some cheap cheap lunches at our apartment though :)

    Thank Vicky, massively helpful post!

    • by Vicky on February 22, 2013  10:58 pm Reply

      Yeah, it was worth it though. We ate quite cheaply for the rest of the week, but yeah eating out is crazy expensive. And I wouldn't even bother drinking. Sure you'll have better weather than us though. Too much snow!

  4. by Jeremy on February 20, 2013  2:08 pm Reply

    I only go places with laundromat beers under 5 dollars....

    • by Vicky on February 22, 2013  10:56 pm Reply

      Laundromat was such a cool place – I want to do a blog post on it actually. You could do your washing downstairs while you ate and drank upstairs. It's the future...

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