Practical information

- Clothing and weather -

There is no specific dress code for this event. We recommend you bring warm clothing and good boots. Umbrellas are useless here as the wind tends to be strong and so precipitation comes at you diagonally rather than straight down. All manner of clothing can be bought here, however, prices are high and so if you have decent enough gear due bring it. There are a lot of fantastic outdoor swimming pools. They are all acclimatized and so you can go in any weather, they are always warm, and in actual fact, going when it is really cold just adds to the experience. They are also very cheap so we highly recommend you bring swimwear.

 


- Public Transport from the Airport -

Taxi
Taxis are available at the Terminal exit. Departing from the airport to Reykjavík city center fairs on average will be between 15000-18000 ISK.

Hreyfill and BSR are the two major taxi companies in Reykjavik.

Buses

There are buses available and as a rule there will always be buses going to Reykjavík 30 minutes or so after each arrival. The journey takes on average 1 hour, depending on the number of stops they will have to make, and will take you directly to your hotel. You can book airport transfer with different companies via the following link: AIRPORT TRANSFER.

Strætó

Public transport company Strætó runs buses in Reykjavik as well as outside. Route no. 55 goes from the Airport to Reykjavik City center. For more information on buses please visit use the following link: straeto.is.


- Other practicals -

Stay safe

In an emergency always call the 112 National Emergency number.
112 is the single emergency number in Iceland, representing all the response parties to accidents, fire, crime, search, rescue and natural disasters on land, at sea, or in the air. The emergency dispatchers are on duty around-the-clock, all year around. When you dial 112 they respond at once and immediately send the appropriate assistance.
The role of Emergency Alert 112 is to provide a friendly, efficient and reliable service. 112 can be reached anywhere in Iceland, from any telephone, by voice or by SMS.

Phone consultations by nurses regarding non urgent health related issues or assistance for where to seek medical advice is available at Læknavaktin (Laeknavaktin) tel: 1770, Mon-Fri 5pm-8am plus 24hr/day Saturday and Sunday. Also please see where to turn in case of an accident or illness.

If you plan travelling in Iceland on your own, please familiarize with Safetravel.is

Currency
The currency used in Iceland is the Króna. It can be very difficult get this currency outside of Iceland. However, Iceland is a mostly cash free society so credit cards are accepted in all shops, hotels and restaurants. Cash-points are available across the city center with in a 5 minute walk. Bank branches, exchange desk offices and tourist information handle currency exchange transactions and traveller’s cheques. You may be able to change money at certain hotels though rates may be less favorable. We recommend taking out some money from cash-points for walking around while paying for most things with a credit card. Whatever you buy, prices are net.

Calls
To call abroad: 00 + country exchange number + number. The national telephone code for Iceland is “354″.

Electric Standards
220 Volts – 380 Volts / 50 Hertz

Tips
You are strongly recommended to respect smoking/no smoking signs in public places. Outside of bars and restaurants alcaholic beverages can only be purchased in a certain chain of stores called Vínbúð which closes at 18h daily.



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