Last October, my parents wanted to stop off for a quick “layover” look at Iceland on their way home from Europe. Our goal was to get the best possible taste of Iceland in 72 hours, off-season, on a budget. If you’re truly on a tight budget, check out my Top 10 Budget Tips for Iceland. Ian Watson, the co-author of our Rick Steves Iceland guidebook (and longtime Iceland resident), once explained to me that for Icelanders, wind trumps all. You might have noticed that our “perfect” 72 hours in Iceland includes very little time in Reykjavík.