When heading to Iceland, do not forget to check the package with documents: a foreign passport with a visa to Iceland, a voucher for a hotel and ground services, a policy and an air ticket.
Iceland: location. According to thesciencetutor, the island nation of Iceland is located on the island of the same name in the North Atlantic Ocean. The area of the state is 103 thousand square kilometers. There are more than 100 glaciers, 25 active volcanoes, more than 250 hot springs, a large number of rivers and lakes on the territory of the state. Iceland is washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Greenland Sea of the Arctic Ocean.
Iceland: to climate. Subarctic maritime climate moderated by the Gulf Stream. Coastal waters do not freeze all year round. July and August are the warmest months of the year, the temperature rises to +20 degrees. The average January temperature is 1 degree. From mid-November to the end of January, the so-called “dark time” of the year. And during the summer in Iceland – “White Nights”.
Iceland: population. The population is 321857 thousand people.
Iceland: religion. 86% of the population professes Lutheranism.
Iceland: capital. Reykjavik is the northernmost capital in the world. The area of Reykjavik is 274 square kilometers. From what sights of Reykjavik you should visit: of course, the beautiful concert complex “Harpa”, the pearl of the capital, the cultural center “Parlan” and the museum complex Arbaeyarsafn, as well as the modern monument Sun Voyager.
Iceland: major cities. Koupovagur has a population of more than thirty thousand people, Hafnarfjordur has a population of more than twenty-eight thousand people, Akureyri has a population of more than seventeen thousand people.
Iceland: currency. Approximate rate for 1 US dollar = 128 ISK, rate for 1 euro = 142 ISK. Credit cards of international systems Visa, Master Card, American Express, etc. are accepted. Attention! Banks take a commission when exchanging currency. A passport is required for currency exchange.
Iceland: mobile. GSM 900/1800 mobile communication standards. Telephone code (+354).
Iceland: electric voltage. In Finland, the standard voltage is 220 volts.
Iceland: state language. Icelandic. Almost all residents over the age of 18 are fluent in English.
Iceland: visa. Citizens of Ukraine need to obtain a visa to Iceland. Processing time – from 10 working days. The Republic of Iceland does not have its own embassy in Ukraine, you can contact the Consulate of Iceland for all questions, but the Embassy of Norway deals with all visa issues.
Iceland: features of customs control. There are restrictions on tobacco and alcohol products for tourists entering the country: no more than 200 cigarettes (for tourists over 18), no more than 1 liter of strong alcohol (20+ degrees, for tourists over 20). Drugs, psychotropic substances, explosives and weapons, meat products, eggs, seeds will not be allowed through customs control. If you take fishing tackle with you, then there must be confirmation of their disinfection.
Iceland: time. Minus 3 hours from Ukraine.
Iceland: tips. Basically, tips are already included in the bill, so you don’t have to leave them additionally.
Iceland: electrical network. In Iceland, the mains voltage is 230V. Regarding the types of sockets, they are standard European (2 round plugs).
Iceland: clothing etiquette. There are no etiquette rules, but keep in mind that during the day in summer, for example, it is quite warm, about +20, and in the evening and at night the temperature drops to +7, so it is better to take warm clothes with you.
And sland: weekends and holidays.
January 1 – New Year
May 1 – Labor Day
June 17 – Independence Day
First Monday of August – Trade Day
December 25 – Christmas Day