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Cost of eating in Iceland.

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Cost of eating in Iceland.


I was wondering if anyone can help. My Husband and i will be goign to Iceland in July / August of this year. We will be travelling around, have hired a car and got flights. We just need to plan our budget for food and we have no idea how much this could be. Does anyone have any suggestions or idea of costs for 2 people?

hope someone can help.


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1. Re: Cost of eating in Iceland.

I live in London, and found that most meals were roughly double the cost here. Some weren't, in which case I would splash out and have a drink! There are several posts on here about the cost of food.

However, like anywhere, it depends where you eat. But if you are out of Reykjavik, most places are small towns or villages and you won't have much choice.

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I have just returned from a week in Iceland and food is expensive. I would say approx about 50% more than say London prices.

Bottle of Beer - 5- 6 pounds

Main Course - 15 - 25 pounds in a reasonable restaurant ,

Cheaper fast food is available such as Subway , KFC and Hot Dogs

Make sure you get breakfast included on all hotel rates as this saved us a considerable amount.

Trust this helps


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3. Re: Cost of eating in Iceland.

It's pricey.

Grocery stores are plentiful, and often will sell prepared sandwiches, soups and salads, as well as coffee - the latter usually cheaper than in cafes. A number of grocery stores have microwaves, so you can buy something in the shop then zap it to eat on the run.

Icelandic dairy products are delicious, so do try a pot of skyr as a snack - it's dangerously scrummy.

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4. Re: Cost of eating in Iceland.

On a budget ?, 10 pounds plentyful for two persons daily, in a grocery shop.

Restaurants, 10 - 25 for a single meal, + drinks, water is always free.


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5. Re: Cost of eating in Iceland.

my husband and i travelled around iceland for a week in september 2006. we heard that food was expensive there but were still quite shocked at our restaurant bills. in preparation, we brought some of our favorite snacks with us to munch on while we were in the car. as someone recommended earlier, definitely book a hotel or bed & breakfast that includes breakfast. most days we filled up on breakfast and did not have to eat till dinner time. for the two of us, who are not big eaters, we spent about US$70 for dinners that usually consisted of pizza for me (as I am vegetarian and did not have many options) and a seafood dish for him plus a fanta or beer.

be sure to try the skyr-- i got hooked!

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6. Re: Cost of eating in Iceland.

spent a long weekend there and didnt really go overboard on food and drink and we still spent around £80 per day for the two of us, on one of those days we bought lunch from one of the supermarkets as we were on an excursion, cheeper option but still expensive for a sandwich.

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