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The gas prices matter if you are going to be driving a lot during your stay in Iceland.
If you have your own car or hire a car, you should think about how much you are paying for the gas. The prices of gas (petrol) vary and there are some gas stations much cheaper than others. See where ÓB petrol self service stations are located in Reykjavík or look at this map.
One of the most "delicious" things to do while in Iceland is to go swimming. And it doesn't cost much. If you stay for a while in one place (such as in Reykjavik or in a village in the countryside) and like to go swimming, check how much a discount card costs which allows you to enter the same swimming pool e.g. 10 times. Bring your own swimming suit and towel because it costs a lot to rent those things.
However if you really want to eat out at a restaurant, you might
find some good offers at lunch time in various restaurants. You will
probably find it interesting that the Thai and Chinese restaurants are
There are four cheap restaurants in Reykjavík a whole lot cheaper than many others - one Thai, two vegetarian and one fish restaurant:
Núðluhúsið - A Thai noodle restaurant, very popular for its huge portions http://www.nudluhusid.is/ Vitastígur 10 101 Reykjavík 552 7088
"Bæjarins bestu: This is a very good hot dog stand and there are always queues to get here. We were down around the ship yard around lunch time one day. There was a queue of more locals than tourists to be honest, sailors and business men in suits, which is a good sign."
And here I might add that even Mr. Bill Clinton stopped there to have a taste some years ago! (Photo by Mr. Gunnar V. Andresson, press photographer).
An Icelandic hot dog (pulsa or pylsa) is not a bad choice at all if you want something quick, cheap and tasty. In fact, some travelers find it the best hot dog in the world!
Food is one of the major expenses when traveling and you would be well adviced to shop where it is least expensive.
If you plan to travel from Reykjavík with a car it would be smart to start by shopping for food in a food chain store called Bónus or Krónan. You won't find a cheaper solution! These chain stores can be found in the following towns:
What about tipping in Iceland? Well, the short answer is: You don't have to tip in Iceland! And nobody will get offended. We don't expect it. So you can at least save some money there :-). However if you are extremely satisfied with the service you get, let's say in a hotel or very pleased with your tour guide - you can tip without offending anyone.
If you are traveling without a car or a bike, you should think about getting a "bus passport" to travel around the country which is a somewhat cheaper way of travelling than buying tickets from one place to another all the time. The passport is available from June to August - comes in various types with different time limits and could really help you with surviving in Iceland on a budget.
There are 4 different types of passports available:
* Highlights Passport * Highland Circle Passport * Beautiful South Passport * Beautiful South Circle Passport