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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘halló ’
( ha-loh )
Icelandic
Plug combo cf
Electricity
230V/50hz
Jun-Aug
Best time to go
Summer
Saturday
HRS
18
18
MINS
41
41
Current Time
GMT +1

Money and costs

Currency
Kronur (kr)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated May 20, 2019 5:40AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
18,000kr
  • Camping: 1500–1800kr
  • Dorm bed: 4000–7000kr
  • Hostel breakfast: 1800–2000kr
  • Grill-bar meal or soup lunch: 1500–2200kr
  • One-way Reykjavík–Akureyri bus ticket: 10,120kr
Midrange
18,000–35,000kr
  • Guesthouse double room: 18,000–28,000kr
  • Cafe meal: 2000–3500kr
  • Museum entry: 1000kr
  • Small vehicle rental (per day): from 8000kr
Top end (more than)
35,000kr
  • Boutique double room: 30,000–45,000kr
  • Main dish in top-end restaurant: 3500–7000kr
  • 4WD rental (per day): from 15,000kr

Visas

Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days.

Get the latest visa advice for Iceland from our community.

When to go and weather

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Getting to Iceland

Iceland has become far more accessible in recent years, with more flights arriving from more destinations. Ferry transport (from northern Denmark) makes a good alternative for Europeans wishing to take their own car.

Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Getting around Iceland

Car The most common way for visitors to get around. Vehicles can be expensive to rent but provide great freedom. A 2WD vehicle will get you almost everywhere in summer. Driving into the highlands and on F roads requires 4WDs.

Bus A decent bus network operates in July and August, shuttling you between major destinations and into the highlands. Outside these months, services are less frequent (and even non-existent). Find an invaluable online map at www.publictransport.is.

Air If you're short on time, domestic flights can help you get around efficiently.

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