As I was originally starting to look through travel blogs, I was a little disappointed at the lack of specifics when it came to budgeting. There was a lot of talk about “this is how much I saved before I went” or “I spent x amount per day/country.” I, being the nosy person I am, wanted more specifics. I wanted to see how much people were spending on coffee, lodging, souvenirs etc. Now that Kevin and I have our own blog, I want to be as transparent as possible. I want to list out the places we go, what went spend on x, and how our budget is doing.

However, if this isn’t something you find interesting, let us know. We don’t want to bore or alienate our readers!

Below is the map of places we went in Iceland, along with a breakdown of what we spent money on. Everything has been converted into US Dollars.

Reykjavik Hostel Village – $47.91

Total – $47.91

Golden Circle Tour – $1133.00

Icelandic Phallological Museum – $28.82

Icelandic Punk Museum – $19.21

Total – $1181.03


Myrin – $9.41 (2 Coffees)

Nat. – $9.90 (2 Coffees)

Coffee Total – $19.31


Myrin – $9.55 (Vegan Wrap)

Soupa – $14.76 (1 Malaysian Soup)

Mika – $43.81 (Langoustine soup, Small pizza)

Noodle Station – $12.01 (Veggie soup)

Icelandic Fish & Chips – $8.16 (Chips & 3 dips)

Bryggjan Brugghus – $92.22 (Mushroom croquettes, Veggie burger, 1 glass house wine, 1 house stout)

Mathus (Airport) – $6.85 (Sparkling lemon water, Oatmeal raisin cookie)

Airport Kiosk – $8.44 (Vegan sandwich)

Joe & the Juice – $9.44 (Vegan smoothie)

Lagardere – $6.85 (Strawberry Skyr, Ham & cheese croissant)

Restaurant Total – $212.09


The Coocoo’s Nest – $25.84 (Pint of Kaldi, Moscow Mule)

Kaffivagninn – $12.49 (Pint of Thule, Pinot Noir)

Microbar – $29.78 (Pint of IPA, Pint of Double IPA)

Alcohol Total – $68.11

Food & Drink Total – $289.96

FlyBus – $93.98 (This was to and from Keflavik Airport)

Flight to Copenhagen – $268.04

Total – $362.02

Postcard – $0.96

Total – $0.96

Days in Iceland


Total Spent


Did we stay on budget? YES! We were under budget by $8.57.

*A majority of this was spent months ago when we booked The Golden Circle Tour and the flight to Copenhagen. We spent $386.97 while in Iceland.