Iceland international travel guide in 2024

Iceland international travel guide in 2024

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Iceland has a population of 334K with main currency as Icelandic Kr贸na. The languages spoken are Icelandic. Iceland travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Automatic teller machines are very common in Iceland. Tipping is usually not expected in Iceland. Internet speed in Iceland is on average 15.4 Mbps.In Iceland you drive on the right side.

Iceland travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions
A volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes Peninsula north of Grindav铆k is ongoing. Avoid areas near the eruption site and areas close to mountains with steep slopes on the Reykjanes peninsula due to the danger of falling rocks. Southern Iceland could be affected by potentially dangerous volcanic gas clouds, including 脼orl谩ksh枚fn and Vestmannaeyjar. If you're in an area affected by volcanic gas, monitor local media for updates and follow the advice of local authorities (see 'Safety'). The international airport remains open. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Iceland.

Issue Date : Mar 25, 2024

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Iceland essential details


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


The languages that are typically spoken are Icelandic

Money in Iceland


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


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.


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 鈥 your standard magnetic card will work fine.


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 鈥榚xtra鈥 tip. Receipts usually include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Internet in Iceland


Internet speed in Iceland is on average 15.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Iceland is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.


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. Iceland uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. 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.


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 .

Driving in Iceland

Road rules

In Iceland you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). 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. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.


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Iceland visa advice

If you're considering exploring Iceland beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Iceland transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Iceland, understanding Iceland Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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