Affordable trips to Iceland
- Accommodation and local transport included
- 24/7 helpline while you’re in Iceland
- Stress-free booking process
- No hidden fees or unexpected costs
About our Iceland budget trips
- Book a trip from less than €300 per person
- Rely on our 40 years of travel expertise
- Secure your booking with just a 5% deposit
- Choose from a wide range of packages
FAQs about cheap trips to Iceland
Iceland has a reputation for being a pricey destination. While that can sometimes be the case, there are plenty of ways to experience Iceland without breaking the bank.
The packages on this page offer value for money that’s hard to beat. Iceland Tours offers a wide range of cheap Iceland vacation packages.
They all include places to stay, local transport, and a detailed itinerary. Depending on the package you choose, breakfast and activities could also be part of your package price.
The Iceland vacations above start from less than €300 per person. You can also sort them by price to find the best deals available.
You’ll find that multi-day trips by bus are the most affordable way to travel. On this type of trip, all your local transport is taken care of and breakfast is included. This means you’d only need to budget for lunch and dinner, and any souvenirs of course!
Self-drive tours also offer excellent value for money. You get a fuel-efficient car, accommodation, breakfast, and a detailed itinerary. Driving a car in Iceland is the adventurer’s way to explore: you have the freedom to stop as often as you like.
With this freedom, you also get peace of mind. Thanks to our Best Price Guarantee on self-drive packages, you’ll never pay less elsewhere for the same road trip.
Finally, camping trips to Iceland can be an economical way to see the country. The camping packages shown here include a car, camping gear, and a detailed itinerary.
There’s loads you can do on an Iceland trip without denting your wallet. Here’s just a taste of what you could get up to:
- Hop between waterfalls on the south coast
- Go whale watching from Reykjavík or Húsavík
- Follow the legendary Golden Circle touring route
- Travel through vast, unspoiled lava fields
- Chase down the Northern Lights on a winter trip
- Get up close to a glacier in Vatnajökull National Park
- Marvel at bubbling hot springs around the Ring Road
- See ‘Iceland in Miniature’ on the Snæfellsnes peninsula
- Soak up culture at Reykjavík’s galleries and museums
- Join a lava caving tour and walk underground
- Explore Iceland's outdoors on a day hike
Want even more ideas? Don’t miss this complete guide to Iceland.
A vacation package from Iceland Tours takes away the hassle of planning a trip by yourself. You can easily see the breakdown of your package price and customize it to suit your traveler budget.
Here are some ideas for things you can do to save money while you’re in Iceland:
- Buying lunch and snacks at a grocery store
- Shopping around for fuel
- Bringing your own water bottle
- Stocking up on toiletries at your home airport
- Eating at food halls with the locals
- Purchasing a Reykjavík City Card to save on museum entry fees
For more money-saving tips, check out this Iceland budgeting guide.
It’s also a smart move to buy travel insurance for your trip. That way, you’re covered if there are any unexpected costs while you’re in Iceland.
Iceland is known for its top-quality restaurants, but there are also plenty of wallet-friendly options around the country.
The unchallenged best-value option is the humble Icelandic hot dog, available at the Bæjarins beztu stand downtown and around the country. For a few hundred krónur, you get a tasty meal that’ll keep you going.
Food halls are another place where you get fantastic bang for your buck. These modern-day food courts offer a wide range of tasty, contemporary dishes for much less than you’d pay in a traditional restaurant.
For more tips on eating out, see this Iceland restaurant guide.
Card payment is the norm almost everywhere in Iceland, including at shops, restaurants, and cafés. Local market stalls, food trucks, and taxis also prefer payment by card.
It’s also worth knowing that some places only accept card, for example parking meters or self-service fuel stations. So it’s essential to take a payment card with you when you go to Iceland.
Visa and Mastercard are taken anywhere you can pay by card. Some places also accept American Express, but not as widely as in other countries.
You might want to bring a small amount of cash to spend or keep as a souvenir though. It’s cheaper to withdraw Icelandic krónur at a bank in Iceland, rather than exchanging it abroad or at Keflavík airport.
When you book a trip with Iceland Tours, you’ll always get:
- Accommodation at the comfort level you choose
- Local transport
- Detailed itinerary
- 24/7 helpline while you’re in Iceland
With the exception of camping trips, all of our packages also include breakfast.
What’s more, many tours come with activities like an ice cave trip or a Blue Lagoon spa day so you get even better value for money.
To guarantee availability and lock in the best price, it’s best to book your trip a month or two before you plan to travel. And with deposits as low as 5%, there’s no need to make a large downpayment.
This lets you spread the cost of your trip over a longer period. The earlier you book, the more time you have to save up.
Start by exploring the vacation packages above. You can filter by date, interest, and more, as well as being able to sort by price or other criteria.
Once you’ve found the trip for you, follow the instructions on the package page to complete your booking. At checkout, you can add extra activities or extend your trip with days before or after your tour.
Flights aren’t included with these vacation packages. We recommend booking them as soon as your trip is confirmed to get the best possible price.
It pays to come prepared for any trip, and the Land of Fire and Ice is no exception. No matter what time of year you’re visiting Iceland, it’s a good idea to bring:
- Warm jacket
- Waterproof outer layers
- Gloves, scarf, and wooly hat
- Sturdy walking boots
- Moisturizer and lip balm