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Iceland is a North Atlantic island and a part of Europe. It lies about 800 km northwest of Scotland and 970 km west of Norway, and its northern coast is just below the Arctic Circle. From London, Reykjavík and Athens have the same distance.
Not at all! You can find frequent flights to Iceland from Europe’s and North America’s leading cities. Flight times from Europe are two to four hours.
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland isn’t as cold as it sounds. Temperatures are moderate year-round. Average July temperatures are around 10°C, and the north and east are often the warmest parts in the summer. Snow is not of too much inconvenience and only settles intermittently in the south but tends to stay longer in the north. However, you can find excellent winter skiing areas on higher ground outside many towns. Average January temperatures in Reykjavík, at around zero, are in fact higher than those in New York.
In the summer, light clothing is often all you need. But you should always be prepared for both cold and wet weather at all times of the year. The weather can be extremely changeable. Icelanders often say, “If you don’t like the weather, just wait 15 minutes.” And always bring a bathing suit, whatever time of the year you visit. A favorite pastime is year-round outdoor swimming in many geothermal pools and lagoons, with a typical temperature of 25-28°C.
In wintertime, good winter clothing comes in handy for the colder days.
Quiet Nordic personality, friendly, highly educated, sophisticated, attractive, honest and very modern. Their ancestors were predominantly Norwegian, although some came from the British Isles. There are no Inuits in Iceland.
Most Icelanders speak fluent English. In fact, they welcome the opportunity – so you should never be shy about approaching an Icelander.
We accept all major credit cards. For example:
Visa, MasterCard, Maestro.
You can exchange all major currencies at the airport, banks and currency exchanges. Visa and MasterCard are accepted almost universally, and ATMs are not hard to find. While some businesses may take American Express, you can not count on every business allowing them.
It is not customary to donate tips in Iceland nor is it mandatory or expected. It is however appreciated if you wish to show your appreciation in that way.
In summer the sun barely sets, and it´s light round-the-clock at the peak of summer. In mid-winter, it is dark for most of the day. With only about four to five hours of daylight a day, you must make the most of it. In spring and autumn, however, there is more balanced daylight.
Iceland´s electrical standards are European (50Hz, 240 volts) so many North American electrical devices will require converters. Plugs are two-pin, so devices brought in from the UK and North America will need adapters.
Most European cell phones work on Iceland´s GSM network; North American ones use a different standard. But you can rent cell phones in Iceland. Iceland now has the highest rate of cell phones use in the world. Mobiles work in towns and on virtually all main travel routes.