Me and my husband braved the outrageous petrol prices and went for a (very short) drive today. We try to use the car as little as possible, both for economical as well as environmental reasons. Having a teenager with a new driving licence messes that plan up a bit, he really wants to drive everywhere when he is home, but he is at boarding school during the week so the petrol “damage” isn’t very bad.
The average petrol price per liter in Iceland today is 245.50 króna, which is just about 2 dollars or 1.5 euros. That means that the gallon costs just about 982 or just under 8 dollars or 6 euros.
But I still feel the most important reason for reducing the use of the car as much as possible, is the environmental effects. Besides, walking is good for you.
Here are some photos from my (short) drive today: