Iceland destination information

All you need to know before visiting Iceland

Iceland summary

Iceland is a medium sized country with around 334K Icelandic. Official language is Icelandic. Iceland uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Currency used in Iceland is Iceland Krona (ISK).

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🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 35

ATMs in Iceland are Very common. Internet speed in Iceland is on average 15.4 Mbps. In Iceland you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Reykjavík
🗣️ Icelandic
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 334K ☀️ ~2 °C 🌧 ~77 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 103k km2 (40k mi²)
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🏥 Health regulation
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Socket 🔌

Iceland uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Icelandic


Currency 💱

100 ISK = 0.79 USD

Iceland uses the Icelandic króna (symbol: kr), code ISK.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000 and 500 krónur. Króna is subdivided into 100 eyrirs. Coins come in denominations of 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1 krónur.

ATM 🏧🏦

Very common

Automatic teller machines are very common in Iceland. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Iceland. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Iceland (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

Iceland uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Iceland upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Calling ☎️


To call Iceland, dial +, then 354 (the country code for Iceland), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Iceland, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 5 .

international: + 354 5 1234567
calling local: 5 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Iceland is on average 15.4 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Iceland is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,183.92 ISK, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Nova, Siminn or Vodafone.


Rules 🚗

In Iceland you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways, 90 km/h (55 mph) on motorways and 90 km/h (55 mph) on expressways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Iceland

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Icelandic embassies

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