We flew to Iceland with Easyjet from London Luton, flight time little over 3 hours. When landing in Keflavik we got a bus to Reykjavik with the company flybus. The bus had wifi and it took around 40 minutes and cost £20.
We stayed at B47 hostel it was a strange hostel which looked like it used to be a hospital however it was cheap costing around 25£pp a night and located just behind the main church. The weather was Cold! Make sure to wear layers and a hat! During our stay we took the golden circle tour, the southern tour and the northern lights tour. We booked them all through icleand excursions.
The golden circle tour ticked off the parliament, gulfross falls, geysirs and skalholt. It was a half day tour and cost £50.
The sites were amazing however it was very much get on the coach stop for 20 minutes and drive again.
The southern tour again so much time was spent on the coach it was a very long day however the waterfalls and the black sand beach were stunning. It cost £75.We stopped at skogafoss just before sunset, it was very icy many people took a stumble including myself.
The northern lights tour cost around £40 and well its nature it cant be controlled. The first night it was cancelled. The second and third night they didnt show. It was so cold, we just stood outside the coach looking up, hoping. The tour does offer to go again for free if you dont see them…good luck! The main church costs £7 to get the lift to the top, with a good view of Reykjavik and its coloured buildings.We opted not to do the blue lagoon as we did the trip on a budget or the whale watching as it was not expected to see many whales and it cost over £100.
Iceland is very expensive! A pint of beer will cost you between £10-12. One useful app is called appyhour, many bars have happy hours then you can get a drink for around £5-7. We only ate out once at… on a deal we got a burger, fries, chicken wings and a pint for £15.
In review, the people were very friendly and the scenery is stunning. If i went back again i would opt to go in summer so you could view the waterfalls without being concerned about the cold. Also i would hire a car so you can do this at your own leisure. Daylight is also limited in the winter. We went in November and it got light around 1030am and dark by 330pm.