Iceland has always been a dream destination for me— its magical landscape, hot springs, elvish lore, northern lights, waterfalls, and abundance of natural beauty have been alluring and beckoning me as long as I can remember knowing the country existed. Since it’s also the most expensive place on earth for tourists, I didn’t think I’d realistically be able to get there without a fortune in savings. But dreams really do come true! I took a week-long road trip through Iceland in March and only spent like $500 altogether. Here’s how.