General information

How to get there

There are many major airlines flying to Iceland during the summer months. The local airlines Icelandair and WOW Air fly daily all year long to many major cities in Europe and USA

Approximate flight hours
City Flight time
New York city 5.5 hours
Denver 8 hours
Toronto 5.5 hours
London 3 hours
Glasgow 2 hours
Amsterdam 3 hours
Copenhagen 3 hours
Madrid 4 hours
St. Petersburgh 4 hours

Language

Icelandic is spoken in Iceland. English is the seccond language so more or less everyone speaks it.

Time difference

Iceland is GMT+0 time and does not have daylight saving time. It's in the same time zone as the UK during winter.

Sunrise / Sunset

Here's a table depicting the time of sunrise and sunset throughout the year.
Date Sunrise Sunset Day length
1st January 11:20 AM 3:44 PM 4 hrs. 24 min.
15th January 10:56 AM 4:20 PM 5 hrs. 24 min.
1st February 10:09 AM 5:15 PM 7 hrs. 6 min.
15th February 9:25 AM 6:01 PM 8 hrs. 37 min.
1st March 8:37 AM 6:45 PM 10 hrs. 9 min.
15th March 7:48 AM 7:28 PM 11 hrs. 40 min.
1st May 5:01 AM 9:50 PM 16 hrs. 49 min.
15th May 4:14 AM 10:36 PM 18 hrs. 22 min.
1st June 3:24 AM 11:29 PM 20 hrs. 5 min.
15th June 2:58 AM 11:59 PM 21 hrs. 1 min.
1st July 3:06 AM 11:57 PM 20 hrs. 51 min.
15th July 3:40 AM 11:26 PM 19 hrs. 45 min.
1st August 4:34 AM 10:33 PM 17 hrs. 59 min.
15th August 5:18 AM 9:45 PM 16 hrs. 27 min.
1st September 6:09 AM 8:45 PM 14 hrs. 36 min.
15th September 6:50 AM 7:55 PM 13 hrs. 5 min.
1st October 7:36 AM 6:58 PM 11 hrs. 22 min.
15th October 8:17 AM 6:09 PM 9 hrs. 52 min.
1st November 9:10 AM 5:12 PM 8 hrs. 2 min.
15th November 9:55 AM 4:28 PM 6 hrs. 33 min.
1st December 10:45 AM 3:48 PM 5 hrs. 3 min.
15th December 11:16 AM 3:30 PM 4 hrs. 14 min.

From 20th of May to 24th of July there is no darkness.

Clothing

Layers, layers, layers... The only thing we can be sure of about the weather in Iceland is that you will see all types of weather, and that goes for the whole year around. Iceland is windy and rainy so even if the weather is nice it can cool down with the Northern wind. There is a saying in Iceland, if you do not like the weather... wait a minute.

A standard outfit all year around is: good goretex boots, wind and rainproof jacket and trousers and underneath layers. Hat, gloves and good socks. Umbrellas are rarely used in Iceland because of wind. Remember your swim suit, but Iceland has endless heated outdoor pools.

During winter: warm parka and regular winter clothes and more layers.

During summer: apart from the standard outfit, "summer" clothes, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Average temperatures

This table depicts the average, minimum and maximum recorded temperatures in Reykjavík
Average temp. Highest temp. Lowest temp. Hours of daylight
January -0.5 9.9 -19.7 26.9
February 0.4 9.4 -17.6 51.8
March 0.5 13.0 -16.4 111.1
April 2.9 14.7 -16.4 140.0
May 6.3 18.8 -7.7 192.0
June 9.0 19.5 -0.6 161.3
July 10.6 24.3 1.4 171.3
August 10.3 19.9 1.0 154.8
September 7.4 18.5 -4.4 124.8
October 4.4 13.6 -10.6 83.4
November 1.1 11.3 -12.7 38.5
December -0.2 10.7 -16.8 12.1
Average temp. Highest temp. Lowest temp. Hours of daylight
January 31.1 49.8 -3.5 26.9
February 37.7 48.9 0.3 51.8
March 32.9 55.4 2.5 111.1
April 37.2 58.5 2.5 140.0
May 43.3 65.8 18.1 192.0
June 48.2 67.1 30.9 161.3
July 51.1 75.7 34.5 171.3
August 50.4 67.8 33.8 154.8
September 45.3 65.3 24.1 124.8
October 39.9 56.5 12.9 83.4
November 34.0 52.3 9.1 38.5
December 31.6 51.3 1.8 12.1

Emergency numbers

The local emergency number is 112 – Police / Ambulance / Firefighters.

If you have any emergency concerning your reservation, please contact +354 855 2680

Tackle disinfection

Infectious disease agents such as viruses and the parasite, Gyrodactylus salaris, have never been detected in freshwater fish in Iceland.

To prevent the spread of infectious agents from other countries to freshwater fish in Iceland, Icelandic law prohibits the use of fishing equipment that has been used for angling abroad, unless disinfected by approved methods.

Importing the following equipment is strictly prohibited: Used fishing equipment such as fishing rods, reels, hooks/lures/flies, waders and nets, unless having undergone disinfection by approved methods.

Disinfection must be carried out by a veterinarian from the country of embarkation and a certificate of disinfection presented when transporting the equipment to iceland. the certificate should be original, clearly worded on officially headed paper, with an appropriate stamp of approval no older than 3 weeks. if a certificate cannot be obtained, the fishing equipment must be handed to customs officers upon entering the country for immediate disinfection at owner’s expense.

Approved disinfections

The equipment should be sprayed with or immersed in the disinfectant solution. Example of approved disinfectants are the following

# Name Solution
1 Virkon-S 1%
2 Virex 1%
3 Caustic soda 0.2%
4 Crystalline soda 5%
5 Setax 0.3%
6 Korsolin 3%
7 Phenol 2-5%

The company ICEPARK operates a fast disinfection service at Keflavík Int. Airport for a fee of approx. 4.900 ISK per rod, including related accessories.

Iceland has always been free of infectious fish diseases like IPN, VHS, IHN, UDN and ISA, caused by various virus, and also of parasitic disease like Gyrodactylosis, and therefore we will maintain a strict disinfection policy to try to keep this position.

Your co-operation for a clean and healthy environment will secure a bright future for the wild Atlantic salmon and trout.