on individual services is accessible on the Travel Guide,
the Angling Guide, the Hunting Guide, and Organized Tours
Guide. This website is tailor made for planning a trip to
and around Iceland. All hotels, guesthouses, youth
farm-and-sleeping-bag accommodations, restaurants, snack
bars, camping sites, tourist information centres, banks,
attractions, airports, airlines, scheduled busses, filling
stations, horse rentals, golf courses, boat trips, ferries,
snowmobiling, jet-skiing, swimming pools, car-
and bus rentals, museums and galleries in the different
parts of the country are easily accessible there.
Iceland enjoys an
ever-increasing popularity the whole year round, and if you are planning
a trip here during the summer months (June, July, August), you should
make the necessary reservations for transport (flights and ferry),
accommodations, and special events. The Travel Guide takes care
of that for you.
to and from the
The least expensive means of
transport is the Fly Bus operated for departures and arrivals of each
flight. Taxis stand in line in front of the arrival terminal.
Comprehensive information on scheduled transportation is available in
the Travel Guide.
Without the Gulf Stream, the whole country would be covered
with a sheet of ice. The average temperature of the warmest
month is about 12°C (54°F) and of the coldest month about
0°C (32°F). It is usually considerably colder in the
mountains and extreme North. The weather can change very
abruptly and sometimes you can experience all weather
conditions during the same day. Although we highly recommend
that you bring warm, wind-, and waterproof clothes, we also
suggest lighter clothes for nice weather.
Traffic rules: Driving in Iceland is on the
right-hand side of the road. A switchover from left-hand driving took
place in 1968. Road signals follow the international pattern.
Time: GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) is a
constant in Iceland the whole year round.
stations in Reykjavik are
open Monday through Saturday 07,30 – 23,30, Sundays 10,00 – 23,30. Some stations in Reykjavik are open
around the clock. Self service, credit card
stations are operated all around the country. Outside
Reykjavik, the opening hours are variable, often until 23,30. Hydrogen
Accommodations, Restaurants, Culture, Shopping etc.
Consult the Travel Guide Pages.
The emergency telephone number
in Iceland is 112.
Banks / Exchange
Foreign currencies are
changeable in all banks. Banks in Iceland are generally open on weekdays
from 09,15 – 16,00. Exchange banks are operated in the
airport terminal duty free area and in the arrival area of the airport
and the car ferry Norrona in Seydisfiord.
Credit and Debit Cards
All major credit cards are
commonly accepted. American Express is not widely
cards are widely accepted.
There is a great variety of
radio stations to choose from, and a few television domestic channels.
Many hotels and accommodations also offer satellite connections. An
amazingly great number of newspapers are published in Iceland and
foreign newspapers are available newspaper stands and bookstores.
Tax Free Shopping
Purchase amount must be Ikr 5.000. - or more (VAT 24,5% included) on
one sales slip. The refund is approx. 15% of the total amount. Shops offering tax-free conditions are
Citizens of Scandinavia must
show valid medical insurance and passport in case of a medical
emergency. Citizens of EEA countries must have the E-111 form, or they
will be charged in full. The medical services in Iceland rank among the
best in the world and are rendered all over the country. Inoculations
are not required, except for those who arrive from areas infested with
infectious diseases such as cholera, small pox, yellow fever etc.
The Icelandic Currency
One krona is the monetary unit.
Coin denominations are: 1, 5, 10, 50, and 100 kronur. Banknotes: 500,
1000, 2000, and 5000 kronur. The Central Bank of Iceland issues the
daily rate of exchange. It is permitted to bring limited amounts of Ikr.
Into the country and unlimited amounts in foreign currency. See more
information on Banks, Exchanges, and Savings Banks in the Travel
In Iceland, the electricity is
220 volts, 50Hz, AC. Usually adaptors for the outlets are available at
the accommodations if you have not brought your own.
for the physically handicapped
Iceland is not among the
easiest countries for the physically handicapped, but with careful
planning and preparations, most obstacles can be overcome. For further
information, contact the Icelandic Tourist Board (Tel.: +354 552-7488).