January 18, 2019

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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