• Get your hands on the Welcome Card from the ever-obliging tourist authorities. The Reykjavík City Card includes unlimited bus service, thermal pools, admission to museums and galleries, ferry to Videy island, the zoo, and offers loads of discounts. More info here: http://www.visitreykjavik.is/travel/reykjavik-city-card
Photo: www.visitreykjavik.is

Photo: www.visitreykjavik.is

  • Keep the shopping receipts and and get VAT refunded at the airport.
  • Reykjavik is an excellent city to explore on foot. Or take the public transport that mostly runs on renewable energy. Saves money and helps you clock your ecomiles. Incidentally, if hitchhiking is your thing, then it is probably one of the safest places in the world to try it.
  • All the national parks in Iceland are free, so if you’re on a budget that really helps in an expensive country.
  • The winter temperatures can put off the less hardy travellers, but off-peak travel is an excellent way to save and also, it’s the time to see the Northern Lights – between September and mid-April.
  • Always carry layers, even in summer. Waterproof layers and good, warm shoes will always hold you in good stead. Travel far, travel light in Iceland.