Euro and USD are accepted in most business establishments. Exchange facilities are to be found at airports and main shopping centres. ATMs are also generally available in most parts of Iceland and cards like MASTERCARD and VISA are widely accepted. The Chinese UnionPay has also been accepted since early 2012.
Travellers can take the airport bus, Fly Bus, from Keflavik Airport directly to downtown hotel. Taxis are also available at the airport, but are significantly more expensive. Reykjavik has an excellent public transport system, with buses running to all areas of the city. Local cabs are readily available at taxi stands throughout the downtown area or by phone.
Reykjavik offers a variety of hotel and guesthouse accommodations. However, hotel rooms can be difficult to find during the summer tourist season, hence it is better to book in advance.
Restaurants are not really expensive but the quality of food, especially seafood, is of the highest standard. Tipping is not expected in Iceland.
Icelandic nature is unique, possessing many natural wonders like the Blue Lagoon, geysers, Northern Lights as well as having the tectonic plate boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge to name a few. There are many exciting adventures that travellers can experience when travelling around Iceland. Wale watching and playing midnight golf is popular and exploring the interior of Iceland either in a large Jeep or on a snow mobile is unforgettable. Tourism information in many languages is available in all hotels and Icelandic travel agencies welcome all Chinese travellers.
A visitor to Iceland need not be concerned about any particular health risks, but tourists have to gain travel insurance before departure. Detailed tourism information can be found through Embassy’s tourism webpage: www.iceland.com.cn.
In case of emergency, call 112. The Embassy of China in Iceland can be reached +354 552 6751.