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General Information

The official language of Iceland is Icelandic.

The national currency of Iceland is Icelandic króna (ISK).

1 ISK equals  .
equals  ISK.

Location

Iceland

The distance from to Iceland is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Iceland. Exercise normal precautions in Iceland. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Iceland is 23. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 domestically and +354 570 2112 from abroad to call the police in Iceland.

LGBT

Iceland has a score of 9 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Iceland ranks #4 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Iceland.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Iceland should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Iceland to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Iceland differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Iceland, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type F
Weather

The temperature difference between Iceland and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

No precipitation throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sun December 15 2–21°F  /  -17–-6°C 94% 23%
Mon December 16 16–25°F  /  -9–-4°C 82% 27%
Tue December 17 12–19°F  /  -11–-7°C 91% 30%
Wed December 18 13–20°F  /  -11–-7°C 91% 25%
Thu December 19 18–26°F  /  -8–-3°C 89% 17%
Fri December 20 23–27°F  /  -5–-3°C 88% 25%
Sat December 21 22–27°F  /  -5–-3°C 89% 35%
Sun December 22 20–26°F  /  -7–-3°C 89% 20%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 11:17 am and sets at 03:00 pm. This equates to 3.7 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Iceland, it is in . When the sun sets in Iceland, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Iceland is 690.00 ISK. Every kilometer costs an additional 263.00 ISK. Every hour of waiting time costs 7.00 ISK.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Iceland.

The minimum driving age is 16.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 222.00 ISK in Iceland.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 1.00 ISK.

The minimum age to purchase alcohol in Iceland is 20.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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