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.
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.