1. Tent it
How cold do you think Iceland is? The answer is not as cold as you may think. Tenting is completely doable in the summer months and will save a traveler hundreds of dollars. Sleeping in a camper van is one of the most common (and awesome) ways to travel around the Ring Road, and although they are fun and convenient, it isn’t always the ideal for a budget traveler. A four person van can cost between $500-$600/person for 7 days, compared to $180/person for a standard car. If you plan on camping, be sure to have a solid tent with stakes, as high winds are frequent in Iceland.
2. Pee outside
Places with high tourism will have bathrooms available at the cost of $2/person for a single use (they even have an employee manning the station to collect money). To me, that’s a bit ridiculous, especially considering you can drive down the road a mile and pee in a ditch for free. Outside of tourist locations, the only bathrooms are in gas stations, which aren’t exactly easy to find when your body decides it’s time to go. Truth is, if you’re traveling Iceland, you will have to pee outside.