How expensive is it to visit Iceland?

Updated: Sep 7, 2019


View of Reykjavik from the Radisson Saga Hotel
View of Reykjavik from the Radisson Saga Hotel

Want to know how I did a weekend in Iceland for under $800?


Considering leaving New York there were no available seats on Iceland Airs Economy Class, in which the next available seat was Economy Class Flex. This would have brought the total ticket price to $1216.06 so Delta was the best option. It also didn’t hurt that I had $150 Delta gift card to reduce the cost of my flight. (Free delta gift card I might add)


Flight: Delta 446: JFK to KEV

246: KEV to JFK

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Fees Delta Airlines
Fees Delta Airlines

Total Cost: $339.16


Hotel: Radisson Blu Saga Hotel Reykjavik

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When booking hotels, I always check to see what hotels are available within a program of which I am a member. Since I’m transitioning into using fewer hotel brands, (currently participate in 4 programs) I am using the miles I have on the others. With over 44,000 Club Carlson points available, I redeem 44,000 for one night at the hotel and paid for the other.


Night paid in points
Radisson Fees




Night paid in cash
Radisson Fees

Total Cost: $151.25 (€140.60)


Rental Car: Pro car


Procar Reykjavik
Procar Reykjavik


When I asked everyone what rental car company to use for Iceland, the response was either SAD Cars or Rental Cars Iceland. Unfortunately, I can only drive automatic, which cost up to three times as much than the cost of manual. (I really need to learn to drive manual) Therefore, I had to get inventive. I used the balance in my Citi Thank you points account (10,890) purchase the rental and paid the rema