Travel advice for Iceland.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Iceland.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Icelandic krona ISK

Currency exchange rate

ISK 100 = ~ CHF 0.77 ; CHF 1 = ~ ISK 129.87 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Practical Information:

Time difference with Switzerland

- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time

National language

Official language

Icelandic

Language capabilities

English

Capital

Reykjavík

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid 3 months or more after arrival or valid ID card, return or onward travel ticket.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Reykjavik, Laugavegi 13
Tel. +354 551 71 72

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 20 to 23 (varies by company).

  • Headlights must be on even during the day.

  • CH sticker and breakdown triangle mandatory.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Opening hours

Banks

9.15 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)

Stores

9.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri) / 8.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri; June - August)
10.00 - 14.00/16.00 h (Sat)

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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