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REGIONAL GUIDE

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EAST
Iceland
DEMONYMS: Icelandic, Icelander, European
East is a geographical region within Iceland. Iceland is part of the Northern Europe region in the continent of Europe. Iceland is also known as the Land of Ice, from the Old Norse term iss, meaning ice, and the Land of Fire and Ice. It is in the Northern hemisphere and is 103 thousand square kilometres in size. The primary language spoken is Icelandic, the capital city is Reykjavík, and the main currency used is the Iceland Krona. The regional capital of East is Egilsstadir, which has a total area of 22.7 thousand square kilometres and is the only area within the region
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Geographical Region
ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
Iceland
COUNTRY

Geography

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REGIONAL / STATE CAPITAL

Egilsstadir

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COUNTRY

Iceland

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REGION

Northern Europe

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CONTINENT

Europe

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HEMISPHERE

Northern

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AREA

22721

(square kilometers)

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STATES | PROVINCES | COUNTIES

East

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NOTIFICATIONS

LAST UPDATED:  April 25, 2023
×  GENERALLY SAFE TO TRAVEL  | The country has some or many progressive laws, and the LGBGTQIA+ community living and visiting have equal rights in many areas...read more

Latest

| STATUS

  • There are currently no known issues or armed conflicts taking place within this country. It is advised that you consult your country's foreign or overseas department before you travel. Your government's ministry will provide you with the latest information and guidance as to whether it is safe to travel to this country (or to parts of it)
  • The country has some or many progressive laws, and the LGBGTQIA+ community living and visiting have equal rights in many areas. Generally, it is likely safe to travel in cities; however, some discretion may be required in rural or less populated areas. It is always recommended that you carry out independent research before travelling
  • GENDER IDENTITY/EXPRESSION | The country has some laws in place regarding gender identity and expression
  • LGBTQIA+ ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAWS | This country has laws in place that bans all forms of discrimination. Laws that protect those community members living or visiting from discrimination
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Government

| INFORMATION

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ICELAND
MINISTRY FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS
utanríkisráðuneytið
The foreign office or ministry is typically a department within a government that focuses on promoting that particular country and what it represents worldwide. The department will often highlight national security, travel restrictions, visa requirements and all relevant foreign policies
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ICELAND
MINISTRY OF WELFARE
velferðarráðuneytið
The health office or ministry is typically a department or organisation within a government that focuses on all things relating to health. The department will often highlight travel restrictions, vaccination requirements, pandemics, outbreaks, and relevant health-related information
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  USEFUL PHRASES | GREETINGS

Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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GREETINGS
kveðju
HI
HOW ARE YOU?
hvernig hefurðu það?
GOOD MORNING
góðan daginn
I'M GOOD, AND YOU?
ég er góður en þú?
GOOD AFTERNOON
góðan daginn
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
hvað heitir þú?
GOOD NIGHT
góða nótt
MY NAME IS…
ég heiti ...
WELCOME
velkominn
NICE TO MEET YOU
gaman að hitta þig
GOODBYE
bless
DO YOU SPEAK ENGLISH?
talar þú ensku?

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EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Icelandic
Official Language(s) spoken in Iceland
The emergency service numbers within Iceland to call during an emergency
  • AMBULANCE - when someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk (emergency medical services and technical rescue)
  • POLICE - when you feel in danger, are in dangerous situations or have witnessed a crime (law enforcement, criminal investigation, and maintenance of public order)
  • FIRE RESCUE - when a fire occurs or where a person needs rescue (fire suppression, technical rescue, and hazardous materials mitigation)


Ambulance
AMBULANCE
sjúkrabíll (icelandic)

dial
112

Call Ambulance Service Now

Police
POLICE
lögreglu (icelandic)

dial
112

Call Police Now

Fire
FIRE
eldur (icelandic)

dial
112

Call Fire Service Now


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  USEFUL PHRASES | EMERGENCY

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EMERGENCY
neyðarástand
HELP ME
hjálpaðu mér
WHERE IS THE NEAREST HOSPITAL?
hvar er næsta sjúkrahús?
STOP
stöðva
WHERE IS THE NEAREST PHARMACY?
hvar er næsta apótek?
HOSPITAL
sjúkrahús
WHERE IS THE POLICE STATION?
hvar er lögreglustöðin?
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USEFUL INFORMATION

TELEPHONE DIALLING CODE

354

INTERNET SUFFIX

.is

CURRENCY

NAME:
Iceland Krona
SYM:
kr
DIVISION:
100 aurar (sg. aur)

ELECTRICITY

VOLTS:
230
HERTZ:
50

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

NUMBER OF PLUG TYPES:
2
PLUGS USED:
Electricity Plug C Electricity Plug F

AREA CODES

4

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CLIMATE

Egilsstadir

Weather information

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MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The average monthly temperatures are based on the recorded daily highs and lows for the given location
HIGH
The daily high temperatures are an average, based on the recorded high temperatures over many years
01| JAN
2.3°C | 36.2°F
02| FEB
2.5°C | 36.5°F
03| MAR
3.2°C | 37.8°F
04| APR
5.6°C | 42.0°F
05| MAY
8.4°C | 47.2°F
06| JUN
12.7°C | 54.8°F
07| JUL
14.3°C | 57.8°F
08| AUG
13.8°C | 56.9°F
09| SEP
11.4°C | 52.5°F
10| OCT
6.7°C | 44.0°F
11| NOV
3.6°C | 38.4°F
12| DEC
2.4°C | 36.3°F
LOW
The daily low temperatures are an average, based on the recorded lowest temperatures over many years
01| JAN
-4.1°C | 24.7°F
02| FEB
-3.7°C | 25.3°F
03| MAR
-3.0°C | 26.6°F
04| APR
-0.9°C | 30.3°F
05| MAY
1.7°C | 35.1°F
06| JUN
5.2°C | 41.4°F
07| JUL
7.3°C | 45.1°F
08| AUG
6.7°C | 44.0°F
09| SEP
4.5°C | 40.1°F
10| OCT
1.1°C | 33.9°F
11| NOV
-2.2°C | 28.1°F
12| DEC
-4.1°C | 24.6°F
SEASONS
Saisons (fr) | Jahreszeiten (de) | Estaciones (es) | Stagioni (it) | Seizoen (du) | Estação (pt)
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Spring SeasonSPRING
Printemps (fr) | Frühling (de) | Primavera (es) | Primavera (it) | Lente (du) | Primavera (pt)
March-May
Summer SeasonSUMMER
Été (fr) | Sommer (de) | Verano (es) | Estate (it) | Zomer (du) | Verão (pt)
June-August
Autumn SeasonAUTUMN
Automne (fr) | Herbst (de) | Otoño (es) | Autunno (it) | Herfst (du) | Outono (pt)
September-November
Winter SeasonWINTER
Hiver (fr) | Winter (de) | Invierno (es) | Inverno (it) | Winter (du) | Inverno (pt)
November-February
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Common phrases and terms in the local language(s)
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INSTRUCTIONS
YES
EXCUSE ME
afsakið
NO
nr
PLEASE
vinsamlegast
NO, THANK YOU
nei, takk
SORRY
fyrirgefðu
MAYBE
gæti verið
THANK YOU
þakka þér fyrir

TIMEZONE

LAST UPDATED:  Oct 11,2022

TIMEZONE

UTC (Atlantic/Reykjavik)

DST APPLIES

No

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TRAVEL RELATED

AIRPORT STATISTICS

TOTAL NUMBER OF AIRPORTS

8
TOTAL NUMBER OF HELIPORTS

0
TOTAL NUMBER OF SEAPLANE BASES

0

DRIVING

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DRIVE ON WHICH SIDE
Right
INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE REQUIRED
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  USEFUL PHRASES | DIRECTIONS & GUIDANCE

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DIRECTIONS AND GUIDANCE
leiðbeiningar og leiðbeiningar
HOW DO I GET THERE?
hvernig kemst ég þangað?
HOW MUCH IS THAT?
hvað kostar þetta?
HOW FAR IS IT?
hversu langt er það?
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
samþykkir þú kreditkort?
WHERE IS THE BATHROOM?
hvar er klósettið?
I'M NOT INTERESTED
ég hef ekki áhuga
WHERE IS THE CLOSEST RESTAURANT?
hvar er næst veitingastað?
I DON'T UNDERSTAND
ég skil það ekki
HOW MUCH DO I OWE YOU?
hversu mikið skulda ég þér?

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LGBTQIA+ Terms

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Lesbian Flag
Lesbian
lesbía (icelandic)
Gay Flag
Gay
hommi (icelandic)
Bisexual Flag
Bisexual
tvítyngd (icelandic)
Transgender Flag
Transgender
transgender (icelandic)
Intersex Flag
Intersex
intersex (icelandic)
Asexual Flag
Asexual
asexual (icelandic)
Questioning Flag
Questioning
spurning (icelandic)
Community Flag
Community
samfélag (icelandic)
Gender Flag
Gender
kynstengt (icelandic)
Sexuality Flag
Sexuality
kynhneigð tengd (icelandic)
Non-Bingary Flag
Non-Binary
ótvíræður (icelandic)
Queer Flag
Queer
hinsegin (icelandic)
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