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If you're travelling to Iceland soon you'll want to get the best deal on your Icelandic Krona. Our free comparison service compares the best Icelandic Krona rates from the biggest currency suppliers in the UK so you can see at a glance who is offering the top deals. We are currently comparing 20 suppliers selling Icelandic Krona in the UK with exchange rates ranging from 123.191 to 132.211.
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The Icelandic Krona is not accepted anywhere other than Iceland. Changing money once you are there may incur commissions of up to 8.75% as well as poor exchange rates, so buying in advance is usually more profitable. Buying Icelandic Krona here in the UK should be no problem as it is stocked by a wide range of providers from supermarkets to banks. The best rates are offered by the larger online bureau de change offering up to 15 Krona to the pound more than the high street competition. You may need to inform your bank that you are intending to travel to Iceland so they can enable your cards for use. Otherwise you may find you cannot use UK cards in local chip and pin machine and ATMs.
According to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), hotel accommodation in Iceland is often fully booked during the summer. If you travel on flight only tickets you must ensure that all your accommodation has been reserved before departure.
You can change unused Krona back into sterling using our currency buyback service here in the UK, or over the counter when you are in Iceland. According to our data the average visitor takes £733 (96,910.66ISK as of Saturday 25th of November 2017 and based on the data from 1st of July to 30st of September, 2016), this is more than double the £300 value we saw 1st August and 31st October 2013. You should budget about 20,000 ISK per day for a stay in Iceland.
British passport holders can visit Iceland for up to three months without a visa. If you intend on staying for longer than this you must apply for a residence/work permit from the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration.
Over the past week the Icelandic Krona has increased by 0.67% from last Sunday's rate of 131.326 to today's rate of 132.211 which means £750 will buy you kr663.75 more now than it would have a week ago. During this period the best rate we recorded was 132.747 on Wednesday and the worst rate was 131.326 on Sunday.
The 90 day outlook has seen the Icelandic Krona rate increase by 1.24% from 130.59 on 28th August 2017 to 132.211 today. Based on these figures, £750 will buy you kr1,215.75 more today than it would have three months ago. We recorded a high rate of 139.889 on 19th September 2017 and a low rate of 129.914 on 30th August 2017.
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Updated: 21st November 2017
Latest update: Summary – the Icelandic Met Office issued a yellow warning on 17 November 2017 for the Öræfajökull volcanic glacier in southeast Iceland, indicating higher than normal levels of volcanic activity; you should monitor the Icelandic Met Office for updates and follow the advice of the local authorities. In case of an emergency, the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management in Iceland will send out text messages to everyone situated in the area of Öræfajökull
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