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Good to know

Tackle disinfection

All tackle needs to be disinfected before fishing in Iceland. It is possible to get the tackle disinfected at the airport upon arrival, however, the waiting time can vary, even up to 1-2 hours, but the procedure itself takes 10-20 minutes.

If possible, we recommend getting the tackle disinfected at your local veterinarian. Please note that the certification and stamp may not be older than 3 weeks when you arrive in Iceland. Either way, we kindly ask you to make sure the waders (shoe part) are disinfected as well as the rest of your equipment.

Weather

That is a tough one. The only thing we can be sure of about the weather in Iceland is that you will most likely see all types of weather, and that goes for the whole year around. As we say in Iceland: “If you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes”.

Time difference

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

Language

Icelandic is spoken in Iceland. English is the second language so mostly everyone speaks it.

Clothing

When fishing: we recommend wearing warm clothes and dressing in layers, warm fleece or wool trousers and warm socks, two warm sweaters, a wind and waterproof jacket, a hat, gloves, and glasses to protect your eyes, and of course waders. It pays off to have your swimsuit available because of various geothermal pools.

Electric devices

Iceland´s electrical standards are European (50Hz, 240 volts). Plugs are type F, so devices brought in from the UK and North America will require adapters.

Water

Bring your water bottle with you. It is safe to drink tap water and 95% of all water in Iceland comes from springs. It is in fact one of the cleanest and most delicious drinking water in the world.

Duty-Free Store

If you are planning on buying alcoholic beverages or tobacco, we recommend doing so in the duty-free store at the airport upon arrival due to the great price difference there and at local wine shops.

Other

We recommend you to take a look at the general information on our website.

Fun facts about Iceland

  • The most sparsely populated country in Europe.
  • The last country in Europe to be settled.
  • The Arctic fox is the only mammal native to Iceland
  • The first inhabitants were Irish monks.
  • Icelanders call each other by their given names, even the president.
  • Polar bears occasionally arrive on an ice flow from Greenland.
  • The first female president in the world was elected in Iceland, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir.
  • There is no army, navy, or air force in Iceland.
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