ICELAND TRAVEL GUIDE for first-timers! Travel Budget Tips!

It’s 2019 and you have a very long
travel bucket list and on the top might be Iceland and if you’re a millennial
it’s so hard to escape all the Iceland photos it’s this beautiful natural
landscape you see pictures of the Blue Lagoon and all these waterfalls and
you’re itching to go hey guys it’s your girl Allie welcome back to my channel in
this video I’m sharing with you six different travel life hacks how to save
money while traveling to Iceland the best time of year to go what to wear and
so much more you get to come along with me so if you’re new to my channel be
sure to subscribe this month I’m giving away a Polaroid camera just like this so
without further ado let’s hop into this travel guy go Travel hack number one so if you’re
thinking about going to Iceland and you’re wondering what’s the best time of
year to go I like during the low season which is
between October – I think December time and during my time tickets are the
cheapest I flew without air which is a budget airline and what that means is
they don’t have a TV they don’t offer included meals or check bags these are
all things that you kind of have to add on our tickets for only $400 with one
carry-on which is quite affordable because tickets can go anywhere between
the 600 $700 range honestly we did miss out too much on the meal or any of those
luxury comforts that you would get with a regular airline October through
December is the best time to save money when you’re thinking of flying to
Iceland what to wear to Iceland okay depending on the time of year that you
go it could be either spring or winter time it can very much very I would
recommend wearing your heaviest items with you to the airport
for instance like a waterproof jacket or your snow pants or all of those
different heavier layers and you can’t pack onto your carry-on wear that out of
the airplane I was actually able to pack 11 days of clothes and one carry-on I
packed in one down coat one waterproof raincoats a couple sweaters waterproof
pants some thick winter snow pants because when I went it was wintertime
waterproof boots gloves because you don’t want your fingers to freeze off a
scarf a beanie with a pom-pom because you’re going to be taking a tie photos
and those are pretty much all of the highlights that I would recommend if you
want a full detailed packing list I’ll have my blog linked for you guys down
below fashion by Ali calm next up I want to talk about the food
and Iceland food is so incredibly expensive just because it’s an island
expect to pay two to three times more than you usually pay for food the best
travel have to save money in Iceland is to try your best to buy food from a
grocery store or to cook all of your food so if you’re on the road like I was
and doing a lot of road trips I dependent on sandwiches I bought a lot
of grocery store sandwiches that were anywhere between seven to nine dollars
but that can easily add up especially three meals a day and try your best to
not eat out as often but it’s really hard when you’re travelling right you do
want to enjoy the food because it is incredible things are not preserved I
had a lot of fresh fish vegetables oh just amazing definitely something you
don’t want to miss out on bring your own coffee and tea to try to save money
because coffee was anywhere between four to eight dollars four dollars at a
grocery store which is insane but is so expensive that can easily just rack up
to a hundred dollar coffee bill do your research before you go there
especially for hotels so I relied on hotels comm to find all of the places I
stay if you booked over ten nights you get one night for free another
affordable option is Airbnb this can only work for big major cities like reco
Vic or Vic but anywhere else in the countryside you pretty much have to use
Hotel calm or TripAdvisor it’s just the way it is because there aren’t as many
homes out there most of the hotels in the countryside of iceland is more like
a farmhouse so you do get this authentic experience if you’re staying in a chain
hotel I would recommend skipping the breakfast option because at one hotel
we’ve paid over twenty dollars per person you can easily purchase food from
the grocery store and save that money for a nicer bigger dinner or lunch travel hack number five I’m going to
share with you my favorite activities while I was in Iceland so I wrote them
down even made a full blog post on it you’ve probably seen pictures of people
in Iceland in the Blue Lagoon and there’s milky blue water and you’re
dying to go there and look so relaxing and luxurious it’s super touristy if you
have the chance I would definitely recommend driving up to my patent which
is further up north and it is a little bit cheaper you get the similar
experience and a view beautiful it’s the less touristy sister of the Blue Lagoon
this beautiful mountain view the water is so warm and it’s so cool when it’s
wintertime because it’s freezing and then you jump into this hot water it
might smell a little bit like sulfur which isn’t too
bad and I would recommend if you have colored hair like mine to tie it up
do not let your hair touch the water because it will dry it out
become a frizzy crispy mess which you do not want my second favorite tivity was
look like sure to look good over there there’s like ice on the beach and we
were able to see it when the Sun was setting it was beautiful I will insert
some photos here and you could just see the sunset glistening off the water
although it is a little bit sad that the reason why there are these glacier
chunks is because of global warming it’s still a really beautiful piece of nature
of course your camera gear DSLR your phone your tripod because girl you might
see the Northern Lights and you don’t want to miss it you need a tripod for
zyv you have to escape the light polluted city you can’t be in an area
with a lot of lights around you so I was able to see the Northern Lights when I
was at a farm in my baton I’m going to list right here specifically the specs
on your camera and how to set it up to capture the Northern Lights last but not
least it might be kind of obvious but dress warmly because you’re going to be
shooting outside you’re going to meet gloves and coat just so you can stay
outside longer when I think of Iceland I think of
waterfalls black sand beaches blue lagoon waterfalls are abundant okay so
you might go to one with tons of tour buses don’t worry there’s going to be so
much more if you end up doing the drive around the island like I did it’s Marta
Fox was beautiful just because it was just fall season so all the leaves and
trees are changing color I just love seeing the seasons change so I really
love the warm orange e tones and the leaves my next highlight had to bend the
eastern fjords the fjords are finger like islands that kind of jut out a bit
into the water so what’s really cool if you do a road trip is you can type
around the edges and you get this crazy like 360 view of the landscape and
everything just feels so natural serene and quiet just decide to stop here on the side of
the road it’s not some quick photos so beautiful here it’s cold I know it is
cold but what’s awesome about this spot is you get a little bit of the snowy
mountains ocean just a bunch of these like mossy Mountain one of my favorite things about Iceland
is the fact that there are natural hot springs just almost eye of the road the
water is piped in here it’s super hot very fresh and you can hop in with your
swimsuit and have a good time and we literally parked right here I’m glad you made it to the end of this
video thank you so much for watching if you want a full list of where I went
while I was in Iceland be sure to check out my blog fashion by Ali calm I’ll
include a google map of all the places I went to you pin so you can just plug it
into your phone and then you can go there yourself be sure to follow me on
instagram at brushes my alley for more travel updates and just you know what’s
going on in my life I love you guys all so so much and I will see you next time


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