Practical life Iceland

Practical life Iceland

Time difference

1 or 2 hours less compared to France, Belgium or Switzerland depending on the season. When it is noon on the mainland, it is 11 a.m. in Reykjavík in winter, 10 a.m. in summer.


In Iceland, these are European plugs (current at 220 volts), no adapter needed (except for Canadian backpackers).

Icelandic language

L & rsquovalise composed of völva, "oracle", and tal, "count").

Certain words, crémêtrain ”).

Icelanders understand well and speak almost all English - an advantage linked, among other things, to films systematically broadcast in VO. Very often, in the tourist sector, your interlocutors will also speak the other Scandinavian languages ​​and German. On the other hand, French is rare.


Delinge in most campsites and AJ. The price, depending on the l & rsquolinge. Some guesthouses make theirs available to their customers free of charge.


3 mobile phone operators cover the country: Síminn, Vodafone and Nova. But no interest for you to use a local SIM card since the end of roaming charges.

- From France to Iceland: 00 + 354 + n ° From Iceland to France: 00 + 33 + n °, i.e. the 10-digit number without the initial 0).

- Fixed telephone numbers start with 4, or with 5 outside large cities. Laptops start with 6, 7 or 8.

Mobile phones in Iceland

A European traveler with a package in his country of origin can use his mobile phone at the national rate in the 27 countries of the European Union, as well as in Norway and Iceland, without fear of seeing its bill skyrocket. Ceilings are nevertheless set by the operators to avoid excess ...
This advantageous agreement signed between the EU and its telecom operators also concerns the consumption of 3G or 4G internet data, whose usable volume at no extra cost depends on the price of the national package (inquire). In addition, if the traveler resides several months outside his country, fees may be levied ...

In these countries, therefore, no need to buy a local SIM card to reduce costs.

If the reception is good throughout the coastal part of the country, inside, its quality is very variable. And in some remote places ... we don't get it at all!

  • More info on the mobile phone while traveling.

Internet connection in Iceland

In Iceland, almost all hotels, restaurants, bars, and even some public spaces have Free wifi. Better than the 3G and 4G connection which can entail costs in intensive use, wifi also makes it possible to benefit from a speed which is sometimes faster.

Once connected to wifi, you have access to all the services of the Internet telephony. WhatsApp, Messenger (Facebook's messaging system), Viber, Skype, allow you to call, send messages, photos and videos to the 4 corners of the planet.

If you don't have a smartphone, most hotels and guesthouses, sometimes even youth hostels, have a computer available to their customers.

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