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The cheapest supermarket in Iceland

Before you go to the pot buying pasta and soup packets for your trip to Iceland let me tell you that although it is worth taking some food from Spain, there are others that are heavy and it is cheaper to buy them once you are in Iceland. I am going to introduce you the cheapest supermarket in Iceland and also some tricks to save money in the food budget.

In Iceland, the best, most convenient and fastest way is to prepare meals every day and take them to your routes. Remember that itn Iceland you will not have many options to eat so The ideal is that every day you get up early and prepare some dishes for the whole day and have in the car or van.

It is for this series of things that this article is so necessary. In Iceland you will have to buy everything you need to cook and for this the best supermarket and, with the best prices, is the Bonus.

The cheapest supermarket in Iceland

Bonus is a Low-cost supermarket chain. The differences between buying there or doing it in another supermarket is considerable.

Another thing that we really liked is that Bonus supermarkets are huge and you have everything you need, and more, so you don't miss anything. Everything you need in one place. This will save you time when shopping.

Pink pig with yellow background

The next big advantage is that there are several around the country. as advice I recommend you mark them on the map since although there is in all major cities, the distances are great and only the most important cities of the whole country are covered. In Iceland there will be a total of 4-6, not counting those of Reykjavik.

It will be easy for you to find it since its logo is a pink pig and the name is usually seen at a distance. Besides the establishment is yellow.

Where can I find a Bonus?

Here are the locations of all the Bonuses that you can find on the island. There are quite a few, though be aware of the location because in cities like Vik and Myrdal or Hofn there are none. Even though you have other alternatives.

ᰔ Bonus Hveragerði

  • Address: Sunnumörk 2, 810 Hveragerði, Iceland
  • Schedules: 10:00 - 20:00

ᰔ Selfoss Bonus

  • Address: Larsenstræti 5, 800 Selfoss, Iceland
  • Schedules: 10:00 - 20:00

ᰔ Egilsstaðir Bonus

  • Address: Miðvangur, 700 Egilsstaðir, Iceland
  • Schedules: 10:00 - 18:00

ᰔ Akureyri

  • Address: Langholt 1, 603 Akureyri, Iceland
  • Schedules: 10:00 - 20:00

ᰔ Akranes

  • Address: Smiðjuvellir 32, Smiðjuvellir 32, 300 Akranes, Iceland
  • Schedules: 10:00 - 19:00

ᰔ Reykjavik

  • Address: Laugavegur 59 Kjörgarður, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Schedules: 10:00 - 20:00

In Reykjavik you have many Bónus supermarkets. The above address is from one that is in the center.

Remember to take advantage of each time you go through one and supply what it does for you and/or future food that you may need.

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Other supermarkets in Iceland

  • Net

It is a supermarket chain where you can find a bit of everything. It's okay if you have no other alternative as the prices are a bit high. The good thing is that it has a bit of everything. and in case you need some kind of kitchenware you can buy it here.

  • The crown

It has very good prices. Although No. so good as Bonuses but it is obvious that the supermarket it is better organized. In this supermarket you can find local and better quality products.

Definitely a supermarket that we recommend despite not having the Bonus price.

Tricks to save money on food in Iceland

  • Organize the menu in advance

Make a weekly menu. This will help you saving money when shopping, you waste less food, and it saves you a lot of time.

  • Prepare simple foods

Here the simple wins. If it's not too monotonous you can make sandwiches to eat every day but also, if you carry a container or taper, I recommend you to cook dishes such as rice with meat or vegetables, lentils or a pasta salad that is easy and very tasty.

  • Speed ​​up time buying processed products

To save time cooking I recommend that buy elaborate dishes such as bags of rice already divided into portions. It will be much easier to transport than buying the typical kilo of rice. There are alternatives to cooked rice already in bags.

Other product elaborate that you can carryr is fabada or lentils. In this main dish where you will only have to add some accompaniment. It's Iceland Nice to have something warm on hand.

  • Make a list before going to the supermarket

Remember to make a list of everything you need before going shopping. Check the quantities and the days you have left to purchase only what is necessary.

  • Buy foods that you can use in many different meals

Buy foods that are easy to combine with each other. For this, the ideal is to make a list of basic products that you use to cook on most days.

Remember to buy packets of soup. Whether you bring them from Spain or buy them in Iceland, this simple dish it will be your dinner most days. After spending the whole day on the road, the only thing you want when you get to the guesthouse is to do something quick, warm and sleep.

  • Don't forget the snacks

Make sure you have bars, chocolate, chips and snacks of this style in the car. They are ideal for have a snack or eat in the middle of a route before the main meal or between meals.

We get along very well with all kinds of bars. But also we bought chocolates and some cookies.

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