Iceland travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Iceland 🇮🇸

Iceland is part of Europe with main city at Reykjavík. Its Developed country with a population of 334K people. The main currency is Iceland Krona. The languages spoken are Icelandic. the Republic of Iceland is the formal name of Iceland It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~-2.31 °C   🌧 ~92.87 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 334K people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our travel advice for Iceland. The level hasn't changed - exercise normal safety precautions.

issued date: July 16, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Icelandic

Money

💱 Currencies Used

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.

💳 Cards

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.

🏧 ATMs

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.

Calling

📡 Internet

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.

📱 Phones

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.

📞 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 .

Driving

🛣️ 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%.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Last updated: December 5, 2019