Money College: Iceland for the college road trip? Yeah, Iceland!

iceland blue lagoon
iceland blue lagoon

Nowadays, an Icelandic road trip is both unique and affordable to a good many college students. Though Iceland once had a reputation as one of the priciest European countries, since the island's bankruptcy in 2008, the dollar goes much further in Iceland now than in most of Europe.

As the closest European country to the States, Iceland's also a quick ride (a 5.5-hour flight from NYC). A cornucopia of affordable excursions await students on a budget.