Time zone: GMT
Telephone services: Country Code: 354
Outgoing Code: 90
Emergency telephone numbers: 112 All services
Tourist information: Iceland Tourist Bureau, 3rd Floor, 172 Tottenham Court Road, London W1P 0LY Tel (020) 8286 8008.
Passport information: Valid passport with at least 3 months validity are required by all except nationals of: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Switzerland holding a national ID card, nationals of Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden travelling from a Scandinavian country. Regulations may change at short notice and you are advised to contact the relevant consular authority before finalising travel arrangements.
Visa information: Required by all
Health information: No information available at present
Food & drink: Water is considered drinkable, normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency: Icelandic Krona (1Kr) = 100 aurar.
Credit cards widely accepted. Travellers cheques widely used.
ATM availability: Over 500 locations at main banks.
Cost of living: Can be very expensive, as with other Scandinavian countries.
Languages: Icelandic. English and Danish are also widely spoken.
Weather: Summers are mild and winters are rather cold. From the end of May to the beginning of August there are nearly 24 hours of perpetual daylight in Reykjavik, whilst in the Northern part of the country the sun rarely sets at all. The weather is highly changeable at all times of the year.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post: No information available at present.
Transport: Roads: serve all settlements. Rail: There is no rail system Airlines: connect 12 local airports.
Special information: See FCO for bad weather warning.