Capital Reykjavik

Population 334,300

Area 103,000 km2

Key facts

Iceland is a country located in Northern Europe. The country has no land neighbors. The official language of Iceland is Icelandic.

The national currency in Iceland is Icelandic króna (ISK). The krona (kr) is subdivided into 100 eyrir.





Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Iceland is 372.19 Mbps and mobile is 259.54 Mbs.The global average is 192.75 Mbps and 130.75 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Iceland has more ATMs than most other countries.70.43 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Iceland without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Iceland. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2024, Iceland will celebrate 16 national public holidays. The next one Icelandic National Day will take place on June 17.

Date Holiday name
January 1, 2024 New Year’s DayNýársdagur
March 28, 2024Moving holiday Maundy ThursdaySkírdagur
March 29, 2024Moving holiday Good FridayFöstudagurinn langi
March 31, 2024Moving holiday Easter SundayPáskadagur
April 1, 2024Moving holiday Easter MondayAnnar í páskum
April 25, 2024Moving holiday First Day of SummerSumardagurinn fyrsti
May 1, 2024 May DayVerkalýðsdagurinn
May 9, 2024Moving holiday Ascension DayUppstigningardagur
May 19, 2024Moving holiday PentecostHvítasunnudagur
May 20, 2024Moving holiday Whit MondayAnnar í hvítasunnu
June 17, 2024 Icelandic National DayÞjóðhátíðardagurinn
August 5, 2024Moving holiday Commerce DayFrídagur verslunarmanna
December 24, 2024 Christmas EveAðfangadagur
December 25, 2024 Christmas DayJóladagur
December 26, 2024 St. Stephen’s DayAnnar í jólum
December 31, 2024 New Year’s EveGamlársdagur


What hotel chains are present in Iceland?

There are no Mariott hotels in Iceland.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Iceland.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Iceland.

There are no Best Western hotels in Iceland.

There are Radisson hotels in 2 cities: Keflavik and Reykjavik.

There are no Accor hotels in Iceland.

What fast food chains are present in Iceland?

The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Iceland.

The KFC chain operates in Iceland.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Iceland.

The Subway chain operates in Iceland.

The Domino’s Pizza chain operates in Iceland.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Iceland.


What is the weather like in Reykjavik?

Today the sun in Reykjavik, rises at 3:26 AM and sets at 11:24 PM. The climate of Reykjavik may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfc), according to Koppen’s classification system.

TodayMay 30RainLow: 7.2°C (44.96°F)High: 9.5°C (49.1°F)
FridayMay 31RainLow: 6.7°C (44.06°F)High: 9.2°C (48.56°F)
SaturdayJun 1RainLow: 7.3°C (45.14°F)High: 9.4°C (48.92°F)
SundayJun 2Rain showersLow: 5.6°C (42.08°F)High: 8.4°C (47.12°F)
MondayJun 3Rain showersLow: 4.3°C (39.74°F)High: 6.4°C (43.52°F)
TuesdayJun 4OvercastLow: 5.5°C (41.9°F)High: 8.4°C (47.12°F)

Weather data for Reykjavik (capital city) by


Railways There are no passenger trains available.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Iceland.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Iceland.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 4.5, Iceland is placed 79th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Iceland traffic is right-handed.


Theft Occurrence Rate  1,026.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 2.00 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.74.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Iceland

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police


Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

The minimum age for bringing alcoholic beverages into Iceland is 20 years and 18 years for tobaccos.

Alcohol allowance

Examples of possible combinations:

  • 1 litre spirits and 0.75 litre wine and 3 litres beer or
  • 3 litres wine and 6 litres beer or
  • 1 litre spirits and 6 litres beer or
  • 1.5 litres wine and 12 litres beer or
  • 18 litres beer

Tobacco allowance

200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco


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