"YOU HAVE TO GET LOST
BEFORE YOU CAN BE FOUND."
DIAL 112 FOR ALL EMERGENCIES
Total population around 326.000, population in Reykjavík 121.000, in the greater Reykjavík area 209.000, Suðurnes (Keflavik area) 22.000, in West Iceland 15.000, in the Western fjords 7.000, North west Iceland 7.000, North east Iceland 29.000, East Iceland 13.000 and South Iceland 24.000
Land in km2: All of Iceland 103.000 km2, Reykjavik (greater area) 1.000 km2, Cultivated land 23.805 km2, Wasteland 64.538 km2, Glaciers 11.922 km2, Lakes 2.757 km2, Coastline 4.970 km
Hvannadalshnjúkur 2.110 m ?, Bárðarbunga 2.000 m, Kverkfjöll 1.920 m, Snæfell 1.833 m, Hofsjökull 1.765 m, Herðubreið 1.682 m, Eiríksjökull 1.675 m, Eyjafjallajökull 1.666 m, Tungnafellsjökull 1.540 m, Kerling 1.538 m, Askja 1.510 m, Hekla 1.491
Varnajökull 8.300 km2, Langjökull 953 km2, Hofsjökull 925 km2, Mýrdalsjökull 596 km2, Drangajökull 160 km2
Þórisvatn 85 km2 (the was dammed which made it lager) Þingvallavatn 82 km2 (the largest natural lake in Iceland), Lögurinn 53 km2, Mývatn 37 km2, Hvítárvatn 30 km2
Þjórsá 230 km, Jökulsá á Fjöllum 206 km, Ölfusá-Hvítá 185 km, Skjálfandafljót 178 km, Jökulsá á Dal 150 km
Glymur 190 m, Háifoss 122, Hengifoss 110 m, Seljalandsfoss 65 m, Skógarfoss 62 m, Dettifoss 44 m, Gullfoss 32 m, Goðafoss 12 m
Health and emergency
Emergency phone number is 112 for all emergencies, police, fire department, ambulance and rescue teams.
Police headquarters in Reykjavík are at Hverfisgata 113, 101 Reykjavík.
is available all over the country, call 1770.
ER / Emergency ward is at Landsspítali University hospital, call 543 2000
call 575 0505
are all over the country. Lyfja in Lágmúla 7 is open from 08.00 to 24.00 daily.
The Icelandic monetary unit is the Króna, ISK. The coins in use are 1, 5, 10, 50, and 100 kr. The notes are 500, 1.000, 2.000, 5.000 and 10.000 kr. Foreign exchange is available in banks all over the country.
Electron, Maestro and EDC debit cards are commonly accepted. Cash can be obtained against these cards in all banks, ATM´s as well as against Cirrus and Eurocheque ATM-only cards. Diners Club and JCB cardholders with Cirrus acceptance have access to all ATM´s.
VISA and MasterCard are the major cards in Iceland.. MasterCard is the agent for Diners Club and JCB.
Emergencies, lost or stolen cards. Mastercard is at Ármúli 28, Reykjavík, tel. 550 1500 and 533 1400. Visa is at Dalshraun 3, Hafnarfjörður, tel. 252 2000