Iceland Currency Guide


Iceland uses the Icelandic Króna.


Nearly every town and city in Iceland has at least one bank with an ATM where you can use your Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or Cirrus bankcards. If you have a Diners Club card, look out for Íslandsbanki ATMs. Let your bank know of your travel plans before you go for security reasons and to check what international withdrawal fees may apply to your card.


It’s always a good idea to carry some of the local currency with you when you travel overseas. Icelandic Króna is available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you leave. In Iceland, you can exchange your currency in many different places including banks, exchange offices and at your hotel. If you’re being careful with your cash, head to the banks, which generally charge the lowest fees.

Credit Card

Plastic is king in Iceland. The locals use credit and debit cards for nearly all purchases. MasterCard, Visa, Maestro and Cirrus are popular, while Amex, JCB and Diners are also accepted in many hotels, shops and restaurants. If you don’t have a credit card, consider a debit credit card that allows you to access your own money.