I never thought of going to Iceland and visiting; just the name itself doesn’t sound that appealing to me; I usually visit warm places because I love the sun and the heat.
After getting there and seeing everything that I did I am super glad I went; Iceland makes you feel like you are visiting another planet.
Most of it is untouched by men, everything is raw and everywhere you turn there are some spectacular views; random waterfalls, random lakes and glaciers, amazing looking mountains and much more.
I was super happy that I brought my DJI Mavic 2 Pro Drone with me so I could capture these amazing views in crisp 4K Ultra HD.
Below there is a short video showing you what I’ve seen in 8 days around Iceland! Definitely a video that you want to see if you ever thought of visiting Iceland!
This is the drone that I used to film that video: https://geni.us/MyUp (Amazon Link)
Unfortunately everything in Iceland is quite expensive, trips are crazy expensive, food is crazy expensive, gas is expensive and everything else in between.
To give you an example, a restaurants meal for one person is going to set you back around $80-$120; the same meal you could have in North America for around $30-50; so definitely budget more money for meals than you would anywhere else.
We worked best for us in an attempt to make the trip as cost efficient as possible, was to get hotel rooms that included the breakfast in the morning.
You can find pretty decent hotel rooms between $100 and $150 a night and you can easily find them and book them using Google Maps. We basically looked on the map and had an idea where we would end up at the end of the day and book a hotel room close by.
We also wanted to take sunrise pictures in certain places and we always booked hotels close to those locations.
Unfortunately when you drive through those mountains the phone signal is a bit spotty, so I highly recommend that you download the offline maps of Iceland before you go on this adventure so you don’t get lost while not having phone signal.
We rented a Hotspot from Trawire for our trip but I have to say that it didn’t work most of the time. It was the cheapest one that we found but I don’t recommend it at all. You are basically paying to get signal just around towns.
When visiting the North side of the island, there aren’t as many tourists and it is amazing, it’s quiet, nobody is pushing you, nobody is in your pictures, amazing experience.
Unfortunately the closer you get to the capital the more tourists there are everywhere and the experience isn’t as enjoyable; just too many people everywhere.
Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be happy to answer!