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The currency is the Icelandic crown, the krona ; 1 krona = 100 aures. The crown is issued in bills of 500, 1,000, 2,000 and 5,000 krona and in coins of 1, 5, 10, 50 and 100 aures. The ISO code is ISK. The use of credit cards is very widespread in Iceland (Eurocard and Visa). The use of checks is getting increasingly rare.


Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Iceland , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express

Business hours

Banks open Monday to Friday from 9.15 to 16.00, the Lansbanki's branch, in Keflavik's airport, is open every day from 6.30 to 18.30.


The road network, which borders the island (roads are asphalted), is totally open from April to September. The tracks, open from May-June until the end of summer (depending on snowfalls), are only passable with all-terrain vehicles. In Reykjavik, the roads are in very good state but studded tyres are compulsory from November to April. In case of an accident, due to a Highway code offence, fines can be imposed and the disqualification from driving can be pronounced, notably in case of drunkenness behaviour (the authorised rate of alcohol level in the blood is 0,4g/l). An insurance for the vehicles is compulsory (the green card or an equivalent insurance certificate is requested on arrival).

Domestic air connections serve, on a daily basis, the main cities of Iceland.



The Internet suffix is: .ic

Basic conversation guide

Yes = Jß
No = Nei
Thank you = Takk
Hello = Hall ˇ, Gˇ­an daginn
Goodbye = Bless
I do not understand = ╔g skil ekki
What is the price? How much does it cost?= Hva ­ kostar etta (miki­)
I would like to buy ... = ╔g mundi vilja kaupa...
Do you accept the credit cards? = Taki ­ i ­ vi ­ krÝtarkortum? Tekur ■˙ vi­ krÝtarkortum?
Where is...? = Hvar er...?
Post office = Pˇsth˙s
The bank = Banki
The police station, the police force = L÷greglust÷­
The pharmacy = Apˇtek
An airport = Flugv÷llur
The station = Lestarst÷­
One ticket to..., please. = Einn mi­ til, ...(takk fyrir).
Would you have any vacancies for tonight? = Er eitthva ­ laust Ý nˇtt?.


Languages spoken

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