Hi. We will going to London in March 2015 and would love to include Iceland in our itinerary. However, being able to go will depend on how much we need to spend, so I'm hoping to get advice on how to streamline our budget. We will be 3 in the group.
If the initial itinerary pushes through, we will be in Iceland from March 26 (arriving at night), leaving April 1 at 740 am, leaving us 5 full days in Iceland.
I've been reading that self-drive is a cheaper way to tour Iceland but we are not open to this option, as we are not used to driving in winter and feel that driving in unfamiliar territory would add stress to our vacation.
So, I've searched and compared tours from different companies, and this three day itinerary basically covers everything we want to see: www.igtours.is/eng/catalog/tour93.html. Here, we will be going to:
Sólheimar (overnight there)
black sandy beach Reynisfjara
Vatnajökull (Fjallsárlón and Jökulsárlón)
Price for this is ISK 91,000.00. Is there a cheaper way to do this on our own without having to drive? I checked and bus passes seem not to be available during winter.
Also, are there buses running to Snaefellsnes during winter?
Thank you in advance.