Here you will find important tips and useful information for Iceland.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
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 0.68 ; CHF 1 = ~ ISK 145.29 (09/2020)
Customary credit cards are accepted in most places. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
- 1 h / - 2 h during our summer time
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
Passport still valid 3 months or more after arrival or valid ID card, return or onward travel ticket.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
9.15 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri)
9.00 - 17.00 h (Mon - Fri) / 8.00 - 16.00 h (Mon - Fri; June - August)
10.00 - 14.00/16.00 h (Sat)
Reykjavik, Laugavegi 13
Tel. +354 551 71 72
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 ‰.
Special legal regulations
Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.
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