FAQ - Iceland in General
Most frequent questions and answers
You do not need much cash when traveling to Iceland. Credit cards are accepted by everyone in Iceland. Visa and MasterCard should be your best bet, since all banks in Iceland service them.
Some people find it more comforting to have a small amount of cash when traveling to Iceland. The Icelandic currency is ISK, or Icelandic Krona.
Iceland is bigger than most people think, since it is often told to be a small island in the middle of nowhere. The area of Iceland is 40.000 square miles. The Ring Road, the road that goes all around the country, is approximately 830 miles.
Service fee is usually included in your bill in Iceland so you do not have to tip. The locals usually never tip because it has never been a tradition in Iceland, but many travelers like to do it.
Most travelers spend between 5-10 days in Iceland.
If you are spending fewer days we recommend that you stay in Reykjavik and go on day trips form there.
You will find all kind of food in Iceland. Iceland, and especially Reykjavik, is known for top quality restaurants. You should be able to find everything in Reykjavik.
Most restaurants include vegan or vegetarian options as well.
Most restaurants in Iceland, especially in Reykjavik, include vegan or vegetarian options as well.
Veganism has grown hugely in the recent years in Iceland.
No, not at all. The locals usually only eat the “traditional food” of Iceland, once a year.
It will be harder to find the traditional food than the regular food when in Iceland.
It depends on when you are visiting. The shortest day in Iceland is on December 21st. On this day the city gets around 4 hours of daylight. After that day, the days start to become longer.
We recommend that you book everything for your trip to Iceland as soon as possible. Accommodation, for example, usually books up during the peak season in Iceland. It can be impossible to find hotels on the south coast of Iceland during June / July if you haven’t booked it well in advance.
The prices of everything usually goes up if you wait to book them, so the earlier the better.
Yes, you can rent a wifi device or buy an Icelandic Sim card. The Icelandic sim card will give you access to the 4G all over Iceland. You can get both at the duty free in Keflavik Airport.
One word; unpredictable.
It can be snowing, raining, sunny, and windy on the same day.
The summer are mild and the winters are cold.