ICELAND

COUNTRY INFORMATION

ICELAND - COUNTRY INFORMATION

There are currently no special indications. Iceland is considered a safe travel destination, but you should still observe the same precautionary rules as when staying in other, highly touristy countries.
The latest information on the security situation can always be found on the Federal Foreign Office’s website.

Since Iceland is part of the Schengen area, German and Austrian citizens only need a valid identity card or passport to enter Iceland. Citizens of other nationalities should contact your Foreign Office or the respective embassy for information about the entry regulations that apply to you.
Current vaccination regulations on Covid 19 can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office. We recommend the usual standard vaccinations (according to the vaccination calendar of the Robert Koch Institute) against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and polio (polio), possibly also against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) and against influenza (flu) and pneumococci. Vaccinations against hepatitis B, TBE and rabies are also recommended for travelers. The overall medical care is to be regarded as satisfactory.
Central European Time (CET) -1 hour applies in Iceland. During European summer time, the time difference is -2 hours.
In Iceland, the Icelandic krona (ICR) is the unit of currency. 1 Icelandic krona = 100 aurars. International credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. At the ATMs you can usually withdraw cash with an EC card and PIN number.
Iceland has a subarctic marine climate. Overall, it is colder than in Central Europe. The climate in the north and in the mountains is harsher than the climate on the south coast. The winters are mild and the summers cool.
In general, warmer clothing is always recommended. It is essential to take a rain jacket with you – umbrellas are usually useless because of the wind. Warm and durable clothing should be packed when traveling inland and the northern part of the country. Hiking boots that are ankle-high and waterproof should always be carried along with warm headgear, woolen gloves and a scarf.
The official language is Icelandic. English is also widely spoken. Your tour guide will also be happy to act as a translator.
The mains voltage is 220 volts, alternating current (50 Hertz). It is not necessary to take an adapter with you, but it makes sense as the normal plugs do not always fit.
The area code for long-distance calls from other countries to Iceland is 00354, if you want to call from Iceland to Germany, you have to dial the area code 0049. There are public payphones in Iceland, most of which work with calling cards. Emergency numbers: You dial the Europe-wide emergency number 112 for the police, emergency services and the fire brigade.
Most of the shops (banks and authorities) are open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Large shopping centers are usually open longer and continuously.

Embassy of the Republic of Iceland, Berlin
Responsibilities: Federal Republic of Germany, Switzerland
Rauchstraße 1
10787 Berlin
Sprechzeit: Mo bis Fr 9.30-12.30, 13.30-17 Uhr
Tel: (0 30) 50 50 40 00
 
Or contact the consulate / embassy in your city / country

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