Welcome to Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and the northenmost capital city in the world, it was founded in 1786. The Reykjavik Capital Area has just under 200,000 inhabitants, about 60% of the country's total population of 300,000.

Reykjavík is a young and daring city characterised by strong contrasts. Conveniently small, clean and safe, it is essentially free of the major problems that haunt most other capitals. Visitors to Reykjavik cannot escape experiencing the vibrant energy at the heart of Iceland’s capital city. Whether you want to feel the boiling thermal energy underground, get close to the natural green energy within the city and around it, or experience its lively culture and funfilled nightlife, you should be in for a very memorable visit.

For more information visit: http://www.visitreykjavik.is/

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Tourist information

People intending to travel to Iceland should inquire with the Directorate of Immigration (http://www.utl.is/) whether they need to obtain a visa prior to arrival. The processing time of Schengen visas is 10 working days so be sure to file an application in good time.
For more information contact: tnc2012@terena.org

Weather and Climate

The climate of Iceland's coast is subpolar oceanic. The warm North Atlantic Current ensures generally higher annual temperatures than in most places of similar latitude in the world. Regions in the world with similar climate include the Aleutian Islands, the Alaska Peninsula, and Tierra del Fuego, although these regions are closer to the equator. Despite its proximity to the Arctic, the island's coasts remain ice-free through the winter. Ice incursions are rare, the last having occurred on the north coast in 1969.

There are some variations in the climate between different parts of the island. Generally speaking, the south coast is warmer, wetter and windier than the north. The Central Highlands are the coldest part of the country. Low-lying inland areas in the north are the most arid. Snowfall in winter is more common in the north than the south.

Average temperature in May: 9.4 - 3.6 Celsius

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Time zone Iceland: GMT (UTC+0)

The official currency used in Iceland is the Icelandic króna which has the international abbreviation ISK. 1 ISK ~ 0.006 EUR. Rates can be checked at the currency converter.

The official language is Icelandic.

The power supply in Iceland is 220 - 240 volts 50 Hertz and plugs are European standard with two round pins.

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