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.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 151.05 ISK and 1 USD is worth 138.92 ISK.
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 Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Iceland is 335.37 Mbps and mobile is 231.29 Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 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.
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.
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).
In the year 2023, Iceland will celebrate 16 national public holidays. The next one Christmas Eve will take place on December 24.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayNýársdagur|
|April 6, 2023Moving holiday||Maundy ThursdaySkírdagur|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayFöstudagurinn langi|
|April 9, 2023Moving holiday||Easter SundayPáskadagur|
|April 10, 2023Moving holiday||Easter MondayAnnar í páskum|
|April 20, 2023Moving holiday||First Day of SummerSumardagurinn fyrsti|
|May 1, 2023||May DayVerkalýðsdagurinn|
|May 18, 2023Moving holiday||Ascension DayUppstigningardagur|
|May 28, 2023Moving holiday||PentecostHvítasunnudagur|
|May 29, 2023Moving holiday||Whit MondayAnnar í hvítasunnu|
|June 17, 2023||Icelandic National DayÞjóðhátíðardagurinn|
|August 7, 2023Moving holiday||Commerce DayFrídagur verslunarmanna|
|December 24, 2023||Christmas EveAðfangadagur|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayJóladagur|
|December 26, 2023||St. Stephen’s DayAnnar í jólum|
|December 31, 2023||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.
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.
What is the weather like in Reykjavik?
Weather data for Reykjavik (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
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.
Emergency phones in Iceland
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.
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
200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco