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aunti_chianti Mar 3rd, 2008 12:19 PM

IcelandAir Package
I've booked a two-night package to Iceland through IcelandAir obviously, we have tours planned I was just wondering if anyone had any great "budget" dining recommendations. We are going May 10, 2008.

Thank you!

PalenQ Mar 3rd, 2008 12:37 PM

there is nothing remotely budget in Iceland IME

this is perhaps the world's most expensive country at least that i've been in

a beer or glass of wine probably costs $10 or more in a restaurant

budget dining thus means bring your own dinner in - even supermarkets are outrageously expensive

PalenQ Mar 4th, 2008 09:31 AM

keep topping and sooner or later someone will expertly answer your question

must be a McDonalds there i guess

centralmainer Mar 4th, 2008 11:05 AM

As you have already been told, Iceland is very expensive.

A budget meal would be a hot dog purchased from a vendor on the sidewalk.

A budget drink is one from a bottle that your purchased at the airport.

I remember the first round of drinks I bought in Iceland and the knot in my stomach when I realized that each beer we were about to drink cost $11.00.

You are going to be there only 2 nights; come up with some extra money and enjoy yourself. In your mind, budget for a 5 day trip to a normal priced location and spend it all during your 3 days.

nalaknip Mar 5th, 2008 11:36 AM

There is a small restaurant on the Laugavegur called Svarta Kaffid. Its on Laugavegur 54. They are pretty famous for doing soup that comes served IN a crusty bread roll. Very filling and very very nice. Over the last three times ive been to Reykjavik ive never had a bad meal there. Last time they started a special deal of soup with a pint for 1500kr (£12) when considering that the soup is 1100kr on its own is very good value for Reykjavik. Would also recommend Vegamot but more expensive. Have a great time.

nalaknip Mar 5th, 2008 11:40 AM

Not sure whether you are from Europe or the USA. Im from Middlesbrough in the U.K. and while I agree that Iceland is an expensive destination, it was not as expensive as I thought it was going to be.

aunti_chianti Mar 6th, 2008 04:44 AM

Thank you for the suggestions...yes I hear it's expensive but I just wanted to get a feel for "expensive". $10 a beer is a norm in Boston and NYC at the nicer places so I can handle that especially on vacation.

I am travelling from Boston, we live in NH.

Thank you again!

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