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What to spend your króna on

  • One-way journey on the Reykjavik busses

    350 SEK

  • A cup of coffee to warm you up

    480 SEK

  • Entrance to the Open Air Folk Museum, Reykjavik

    1400 SEK

  • Overnight stay in an ice hotel

    2500 and 7000 SEK

  • Day tour around the Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall)

    8500 SEK

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Must-sees in Iceland

Westfjords Region Iceland Denmark Strait
  • Westfjords
  • The remarkable Dynjandi waterfall is an example of Iceland’s natural beauty, and for evidence of Iceland’s more unusual history, check out the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft.
Harbour Reykjavik Iceland
  • Reykjavik
  • A typically Icelandic treat is whale watching, which you can experience at Reykjavik’s Old Harbour. For a stunning view of the city, take the elevator to the top of the Hallgrímskirkja.

The inside scoop on Iceland’s króna

In one form or another, the króna has been around in Iceland since 1874, and the current series was introduced after revaluing in 1981. Most major debit and credit cards are accepted in the majority of shops and restaurants, with the exception of American Express.

While there are 100 aurar to every króna, the aurar coins have fallen out of circulation, and the smallest value of coin that is traded on an everyday basis is one króna. Keep a few 50 and 100 krónur coins handy for when you leave a tip. 100 krónur coins will come in very handy if you are using a hire car, since you can use them to pay for parking fees.

Frequently used banknotes

The principal notes in everyday use in Iceland are for the value of 500 (red), 1,000 (purple), 5,000 (multicolour) and 10,000 (blue) krónur, each bearing the image of a famous figure from Iceland.

VAT is included in the price of most items, but for most purchases over 4,000 SEK you can ask for a tax refund form, which you submit at the airport before you leave.

Buying Iceland’s króna online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £600

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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