Tips for making food in Iceland completely affordable

Voyageur Tripper

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I’ll say it: Iceland is CRAZY expensive for food. Don’t let that deter you from visiting though! Here are my tips for making food costs in Iceland (and other expensive countries) super affordable.

What We Brought With Us:

You can bring 3kg of food to Iceland with you (no dairy, meat or fish though).

Coffee & Tea: If you’re a chronic hot beverage drinker like myself, make sure to bring a thermos, some tea bags and/or instant coffee. Even just drip coffee from a cafe will cost at least 295 ISK, but usually it’ll be more like 350-400 ISK ($4-5 CAD).

Spices: Make all your food so much better by bringing spices you already have at home. My spice kit usually has cinnamon, chilli powder, curry powder, pepper, garlic and onion powder, and salt. Don’t bring them in the original container (that’d…

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