Iceland

Is it worth it? The landscape is nice and I'm considering going there, mainly for hiking in the countryside. But apparently there is a shitton of tourists everywhere (except the north) and it's also quite expensive, isn't it?
How can I make the most of Iceland without going bakrupt, or should I just not bother at all?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes it’s beautiful. It’s my favorite country, been there 4 times. Last time was in 2020 though, during the pandemic.

    Rent a car asap and avoid famous places. Places will be much emptier.
    And yes it’s expensive. Even the hotels are expensive, possibly the most expensive for very standard/average quality. As for food, just go for soups and bakeries, and you’ll be fine.
    Right now should be ok; you better travel soon before all the Chinese tourists are allowed to travel again.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Rent a car asap
      that's what everyone does
      >and avoid famous places
      even iceland's interior is full of tourists in 4wds

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >>Rent a car asap
        >that's what everyone does
        Anyone here who brought his own car? The ferry goes from Denmark.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Didn't know that a regular ferry exists, interesting.
          Checked out the prices, expect to pay at least 500 bucks for your car and at least 100 bucks per passenger if travelling in the lowest comfort class.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I have got it from thorshavn before

          It’s expensive and inconvenient. If you are going to iceland for a month or more then it starts making sense

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yes worth it.

      It is expensive. Very expensive. Research prices now and decide if it is too much. Crammed with tourists in popular places and empty literally 100m down the road.

      Best is to hire a car and drive around looking at stuff. They have some spectacular multi day hikes in the summer.

      Thanks for the insight. Do you know of any hidden gems, i.e. places that are worth visiting but not well known to the average normie tourist?

      >spectacular multi day hikes in the summer
      Is early/mid September doable?

      >Rent a car asap
      that's what everyone does
      >and avoid famous places
      even iceland's interior is full of tourists in 4wds

      AFAIK (which isn't a lot), renting a car is the only sensible way to get around in Iceland if you want to get out of Reykjavik. What do you propose? Would you advise against going to Iceland in the first place?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Would you advise against going to Iceland in the first place?
        Unironically? Yes, I think it's quite overrated and horribly overpriced for what you get. Bunch of hyped up barren landscapes and overcrowded hot springs really.
        Scotland has the same shit and more and is a lot more affordable.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Scotland has the same shit
          Are you literally mentally retarded?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Anon has to be. Scotland (esp Highlands and Islands) is also spectacular but for totally different reasons. alcohol cheaper though

            [...]
            Thanks for the insight. Do you know of any hidden gems, i.e. places that are worth visiting but not well known to the average normie tourist?

            >spectacular multi day hikes in the summer
            Is early/mid September doable?

            [...]
            AFAIK (which isn't a lot), renting a car is the only sensible way to get around in Iceland if you want to get out of Reykjavik. What do you propose? Would you advise against going to Iceland in the first place?

            September should have some trails open but the weather is usually too dicey for the long ones. July and Aug are high summer when everything is open

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        North-west is the least visited region of Iceland. You should go there if you want to feel quiet.
        And eastern is generally quite quiet as well because very far from national parks and reykjavik, obviously.
        However my favorite areas are Snaefellness peninsula, Eyjafjallajokul, and the whole area around Myvatn lake. The latter is very special, you have lakes, ancient volcano (you can get on top) and hot springs all at once.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes worth it.

    It is expensive. Very expensive. Research prices now and decide if it is too much. Crammed with tourists in popular places and empty literally 100m down the road.

    Best is to hire a car and drive around looking at stuff. They have some spectacular multi day hikes in the summer.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    yes very cool

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