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About Iceland

Iceland is a country located in Europe.  It was founded on February 1, 1904.

Iceland Travel Guide

This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to Iceland and find the best things to see, do and experience in Iceland even  before you arrive here.

Local Attractions

Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon
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Dettifoss

Dettifoss

Dynjandi

Dynjandi

Geysers

Geysers

Godafoss

Godafoss

Gullfoss

Gullfoss

Hraunfossar

hraunfossar

Hveravellir

Hveravellir

 

Ice Cave

Ice Cave

Jokulsarlon

Jokulsarlon

Kirkjufell Iceland

Kirkjufell Iceland

Selfoss

Selfoss

Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss

Skogafoss

Skogafoss

Map

Facts

History [Founded on February 1, 1904] • Capital [Reykjavik] • Government [Constitutional Republic] • Currency [Icelandic króna (ISK)] • Language [Icelandic, English] • Religion [Lutheran (official), other Protestant, Roman Catholic, Buddhist] • Electricity [220V, 50Hz (European plug)] • Time Zone [UTC] • Country Code [+354] • Internet TLD [.is] • Emergencies [Dial 112]

Climate

Events, Festivals and Holiday

January

– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri

March

– Maundy Thursday , March 24, Thu
– Easter Monday, March 28, Mon

April

– First Day of Summer, April 21, Thu

May

– Mayday, May 1, Sun
– Ascension Day, May 5, Thu
– Whit Monday, May 16, Mon

June

– Independence Day, June 17, Fri

August

– Commerce Day, August 1, Mon

October

– The Ochi Day, October 28, Fri

December

– Christmas Day Eve, December 24, Sat (Afternoon only)
– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
– St Stephens Day, December 26, Mon

Tipping

Hotel –  No tipping expected.
Restaurant – 10% of the bill.
Tour Guide – No tipping expected.
Taxi Driver – No tipping expected.
Spas – No tipping expected.
Hair Dresser – No tipping expected.

Money & Duty Free

Currency

Icelandic krona:  ISK with symbol : kr = 100 aurar
Icelandic krona Notes denominations(kr): 500, 1000, 2000, 5000.
Icelandic krona Coins denominations(kr): 1, 5, 10, 50, 100.

Credit cards

MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club and Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.  It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.

ATM

ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.

Travellers cheques

Widely accepted.

Banking hours

Mon to Fri: 0915-1600