If you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime, Iceland is a thrill seeker’s paradise. With everything from viewing the northern lights to climbing giant glaciers to bathing in geothermal pools, you won’t be able to get enough of this small country.
Did you know you can get a round trip flight to Iceland for under $250? Yes, you read that right. WOW air is low-fare, airline known for hooking people up with affordable, international flights. Depending on what time of the year you want to visit Iceland and where you’re flying from, you can almost guarantee that WOW air will have the cheapest flights. Remember to travel light though, because like most low-fare airlines, WOW air has a hefty baggage fee.
Once your plane lands, we recommend renting a car, or better yet, a budget-friendly camper van, which will provide you with transportation and lodging. You will get the most out of your Icelandic adventure by letting roads of Iceland guide you past the abundance of waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, and mountains.
Depending on how much time you have, there are two popular routes you can take:
Only have one day? Drive the Golden Circle. This route is only about 187 miles and will take you to 3 of Iceland’s top spots: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Haukadalur, the geothermal area where popular geysers, Geysir and Strokkur, are located.
Have a whole week? Take the Ring Road. This route is about 828 miles and circles the entire country. If you zoomed around the Ring Road, you could do it in one day, but you would miss all the great pit stops, so we suggest dedicating a minimum of a week to this route.