1. Summary (this page)
  2. Safety and security
  3. Terrorism
  4. Local laws and customs
  5. Entry requirements or, for non-UK citizens, the Visa Info Tool on our apps dashboard

Summary

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Advice current as at 4:00 am 17 Dec 2018.

Iceland is volcanically and seismically active. You should monitor the Icelandic Met Office website for the latest updates and follow the advice of the local authorities. In case of an emergency, the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management in Iceland will send out text messages to anyone located in the vicinity. See Natural disasters

Weather conditions can also be severe and change rapidly. In order to receive the latest updates and alerts, you should monitor the Safe Travel Website, Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration website and Icelandic Met Office reports.

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 112.

You should download the 112 Iceland app and leave your travel plans with the Safe Travel website in case you need assistance from the Icelandic emergency services. While travelling in Iceland, you should keep mobile phones switched on and always follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters.

Approximately 323,000 British nationals visited Iceland through Keflavik airport in 2017. Most visits are trouble-free.

If you’re living in or moving to Iceland, visit our Living in Iceland guide in addition to this travel advice.

Terrorist attacks in Iceland can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.


 

Quick Facts Tourist Information for:

Iceland
Currency: Iceland Krona (ISK)
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ISK
Dialling Code: 354
Drive on the: right
Visitors/Tourists: 566,000 in 2011
Languages Spoken:
Icelandic (official language) 100%


Capital City(s):
Reykjavik
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Population: 120,165 (in 2008)
Latitude: 64.1333 Longitude: -21.9333



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This tool is being re-developed. The exchange rate is today's; but until development is completed we are using data obtained from a variety of sources in 2013 for the rest of the info, and is not guaranteed to be free of errors - see disclaimer.
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