In Iceland you will find one of the highest rates of mobile phone usage in the world. Mobile phones works in all towns and virtually in all main travel routes. Vodafone offers 98% national coverage of GMS services.

Prepaid Sim Cards

When you visiting Iceland you will feel more flexible, if you can use your mobile phone for local calls during your stay. Vodafone and Siminn purchase pre-paid SIM card.  You can also purchase credit refill cards at most gas stations or convenience stores in Iceland (usually in denominations of 500, 1000, or 2000 ISK). With pre-paid Icelandic SIM card incoming calls are not charged, so if your family or friends want to call, fell free to do it.

With a pre-paid Icelandic SIM card, incoming calls are not charged, so your friends and family can call you on your mobile phone without using up your credit. Only they will pay the international call charges. Please note that your phone must be GSM compatible.

In Europe the most mobile phones work on Iceland’s GSM network. For North Americans the phones can be different of standard. It may also be necessary to contact your telecomm provider to “unlock” your phone for international use (this also applies if you plan to use your phone on your regular service without a pre-paid SIM card).

International calls

The code into Iceland from overseas is 354 plus the seven-digit number. Long-distance calls can be made to Europe and the USA by dialling 00 plus the country code and the telephone number you wish to reach.