Iceland has been dubbed the Land of the Midnight Sun and indeed around Midsummer’s Eve the sun is visible all day round. The flipside of the coin is the darkest day during winter solstice when the sun is only visible for two and a half hours. This natural phenomenon, however, is what creates the unique and beautiful light in Iceland. Craftsmen and picture takers are excited by it and endeavor to catch its varieties in incidental ways. The Gulf Stream goes along the shore of Iceland guaranteeing cool mild atmospheres. The summers are cool and winters genuinely mellow. July is the hottest month and January the coolest.
Do I need a VISA to come to Iceland?
A passport valid at least three months beyond intended stay, is required for visitors to Iceland. Travel between countries participating in the Schengen cooperation is allowed without formal passport control including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Germany. For extra data on identification and visa prerequisites see Icelandic Directorate of Immigration site
Here you can find information about Visas to Iceland:
How can I get from the international airport to Reykjavík?
Probably the best and easiest way is to take the Flybus, from the airport to Reykjavík. The drive takes about 45 minutes.
Taxi from the airport to Reykjavík would cost from 16.000 – 20.000 ISK
Where can I camp in Iceland?
If you are planning to camp in Iceland we highly recommend that you stay at all times at camp sites. Our nature is exceptionally fragile and if we treat it with care, it will remain a source of fun and wonderment for ourselves and countless generations to come.
I´m going to bring food with me to Iceland, what am I allowed to bring?
You can see information about travelling to Iceland and what you can bring with you on the homepage of the Directorate of Customs: HERE
How much does the food cost?
In a supermarket
Milk (1 l) – 140 ISK
Bread – 285 ISK
Hot Dog – 694 ISK
Butter (400 gr) –469 ISK
Cheese – 1.000 ISK
Coca Cola ½ l– 145 ISK
Coffe – from 400 ISK
Soup of the day – from 900 ISK
Meal, inexpensive restaurant – 2.000 ISK
Hamburger and fries – from 1.500 ISK
Pizza – from 2.000 ISK
Where can I exchange money in Iceland?
The Icelandic money related unit is the krona (plural kronur), which is curtailed Kr or ISK. Money can easily be exchanged at the airport, bank and currency exchanges. All real Mastercards are acknowledged and can be utilized to pay for essentially anything – with the exception of the open transports. Electron, Maestro and debit cards are accepted by merchants almost everywhere. ATM/Bank machines are found in many banks and numerous different areas all through the nation.
What about public Transportation in Iceland?
Extensive bus services are available in the capital area. Tickets can be obtained at the neighborhood transport station or from the driver with careful change. There is no rail or tram framework in Iceland. You can find the schedules and maps for the citybus, buses in and around the capital area. HERE
How much does a rental car cost ?
It depends on which car rental you use, the extras you book etc…
But one day for small car can cost from 17.450 ISK.
Where is the tourist office in Reykjavik ?
There are many privately owned tourist offices in the city centre of Reykjavík.
The Official Tourist Information Centre for Reykjavík is located at:
Opening hours daily are: 08:00-20:00
What about tips?
In Iceland tip is constantly incorporated into the bill along these lines tipping isn’t required. This applies to everything: eateries, taxis, bistros, room administration and that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) consistently, and does not change in accordance with sunshine sparing time.
The electric flow in Iceland is 220 volts; 50 Hz AC. Icelandic electrical fittings are of the adjusted, European two-stick type.
Calling from Iceland
The worldwide code for calling Iceland from abroad is 354. There are no zone codes in Iceland. To call universally from Iceland, first dial 00 pursued by the nation code and phone number.
Cell Phone Systems
The following mobile systems can be used in Iceland: GSM900 and 1800, 2G, 3G and UMTS 4G. Pre-paid cards are available at petrol stations around the country.
Iceland is a well informed nation with web get to accessible all over the place. Hotels and Guesthouses generally offer internet access and Wi-Fi free of charge. There are internet cafes in the larger towns and cities. Internet websites for businesses and organizations in Iceland end in the suffix ‘.is’.
Business, Banking & Shopping Hours
Office hours are generally from Monday to Friday 9:00 to 17:00 Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9:15 to 16:00. General Post Office hours are Monday to Friday 09:00–16:30. Shopping hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 to 18:00; Sat from 10:00 /11:00 to 14:00/18:00. Some food stores are open until 23:00 seven days a week or even 24 hours in the larger towns. Shopping malls, souvenir and bookshops in the city center are open on weekends.
Medical Attention / Emergencies
There are medical centers or hospital in all major cities and towns in Iceland. The 24-hour crisis telephone number in Iceland is 112. Pharmacies are called ‘Apotek’ and are open during normal business hours. See also www.safetravel.is