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Lame but important stuff about Iceland

Banks or ATM´s are widely found all over Iceland

Banks or ATM´s are widely found all over Iceland

TAX FREE SHOPPING

Yup! In many stores in Iceland you can get a refund cheque after shopping for more than 4.000 kronas. Refund agencies are found in Kringland and Smaralind shopping malls and at Keflavik Airport. This can mean deep savings since the VAT tax in Iceland is most often around 25%
 

TO AND FROM KEFLAVIK AIRPORT

Two bus companies compete for your money. Stiff competition which explains why there is no price difference. Iceland Excursions & Flybus
 

PRICE FOR A MEAL

Overall restauranteers are well aware that tourists have deep pockets and price accordingly. On average you can find cheap soup and bread for around 1.000 kronas but expect to pay up to 20.000 per head in a good restaurant with wine
 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Sure we have crime. If you count seven homeless people stealing food and a few dozen bankers stealing everything they can get their hands on. Otherwise you are perfectly safe here.
 

DRIVING MISS DAISY

Horrible is a pretty fitting word for Icelandic roads. They claim more foreign lives than anything else in this country. Never drive in the highlands without guidance and never outside of marked roads. Finally drive like Morgan Freeman and you´ll be fine.
 

BANKING

Modern banking system ( in spite of horrendous bank managers for years ). Banking hours mon-fri from 9 to 16. Most foreign credit cards accepted in most places. ATM´s everywhere.