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Iceland international travel guide

Landscape view of Iceland

Iceland 🇮🇸

Iceland is part of Europe with main city at Reykjavík. It's usually 🌤️ -2.56 °C in Iceland with a rainfall of 🌧 91.06 mm. 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. Its Developed country with a population of 334K people. The main currency is Iceland Krona. The languages spoken are Icelandic. Automatic teller machines are very common in Iceland. Current travel safety advice is Exercise a high degree of caution. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~-2.56 °C   🌧 ~91.06 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 334K people
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Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise a high degree of caution
Iceland's borders are only open to travellers from EU/EEA and Schengen states, as well as certain approved countries, including Australia. If you're travelling to Iceland you're required to fill out a pre-registration form prior to arrival. You must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken no more than 72 hours before boarding an aircraft to Iceland, regardless of whether you're vaccinated. Iceland is accepting vaccination certificates issued by other EU member states under the EU Digital Certificate Scheme. You don't need to be tested on arrival if you're fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 infection. If you're not vaccinated or don't have proof that you have previously been infected with COVID-19, you must take two COVID-19 (PCR) tests, separated by five days quarantine until the results of the second test are known. Children born in 2005 or later are exempt from testing requirements prior to and upon arrival in Iceland. Transit passengers who don't leave the terminal facilities are exempt from testing and quarantine requirements. We now advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Iceland due to impacts of COVID-19.
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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.
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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

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Police
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Useful Information
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