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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.
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]
Events, Festivals and Holiday
– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri
– Maundy Thursday , March 24, Thu
– Easter Monday, March 28, Mon
– First Day of Summer, April 21, Thu
– Mayday, May 1, Sun
– Ascension Day, May 5, Thu
– Whit Monday, May 16, Mon
– Independence Day, June 17, Fri
– Commerce Day, August 1, Mon
– The Ochi Day, October 28, Fri
– Christmas Day Eve, December 24, Sat (Afternoon only)
– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
– St Stephens Day, December 26, Mon
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
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.
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.
ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.
Mon to Fri: 0915-1600