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Top Ten Mobile Apps in Iceland: Everything You Need to Know

Top Ten Mobile Apps in Iceland: Everything You Need to Know

Subject: Mobile Apps to survive in Iceland I AB ICELAND


Travelling in a foreign country offers a whole chain of challenges. You want to take part in whatever interests you, you don't want to "miss out" of anything and you want to be safe. There are a few tremendous Icelandic apps that help you to plan, prepare, get informed and find activities and events. Your rented camper van rental or motor home is equipped with free wifi, so the use of apps and the internet is free, and you can use your mobile phone, tablet or laptop as you want.

Here is a list of top 10 great apps for your Iceland tour :


The best weather app for the weather forecast in Iceland. Icelandic Meteorological Office’s official app provides information regarding the weather. You can also enable notifications and alerts if the GPS is turned on.

Our Tip: Predicting weather is next to impossible as the weather changes quite frequently. "If you don't like the weather in Iceland, just wait five minutes" is a common saying in Iceland.

9)Straeto App

The bus app in Iceland and used by Icelanders for transportation. They provide updated information on bus lines, stops, arrival time, current locations. It is available in English, Icelandic, Danish and Polish language. Don't freeze and turn into an Igloo!

Our Tip: Some days Iceland has a free bus service. It's better to buy the bus ticket in-front of the driver from the mobile app. Please remember that the bus doesn't give any change and doesn't cover every place in Iceland.

8) Appening Today

All the latest events and venues can be checked for Iceland. This APP will make sure nothing is missed during your island stay and they update it constantly for the country.

7)Hreyfill bæjarleiðir

A small tongue twister but in short Taxi app. We don't have UBERS here.

Hreyfill and BSR are the biggest companies in Iceland. 

Our tip: Taxi is expensive in Iceland and so think again before ordering it.

6) Wifi-Finder

Everyone loves free wifi. This app can help you to find free wifi in your nearby location. Iceland has one of the fastest internet speeds in the world.

Our tip: Turning on mobile data if you are coming from Asian countries can be a big disaster. MAKE SURE IT'S OFF.


Our favourite app as we love to hike. An app developed by hikers for hikers; amongst the applications, many features are on-and-offline trail maps, information on hike lengths and locations and even advice, both in English and Icelandic.

Our special tip: Trust this app if you are here for hiking in the Summer period. It would take you to amazing places.

4)Appy Hour

The favourite app for anyone who wants to enjoy alcohol. Reykjavik Grapevine runs the app. They have a craving for cheap booze and good music; we believe, as we all have.

Our special tip: Buy some alcohol at duty-free. 


The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration published this app. Road conditions, shortest routes and watch footage from web cameras.

Our special tips: Google maps don't work in Iceland properly. Iceland can be a significant pain as in winter some roads are under maintenance and weather cannot be trusted in Iceland.


2)Icelandic Coupons

It's the only paid app where you spend $10 (around 1250 ISK) which we have included in our list. We promise you that you will save a lot of money from it. They have an Icelandic coupon book that can be purchased from a lot of shops.

Our special tip: You can get 10 to 15 coupons for free from this app.


1) 112 Iceland

Our heroes work 24 X 7 trying to save especially tourists. Their app has two major functions:

A) Red button: Send a text message to the 112 rescue team for an emergency.

b) Green button:' Check-In', sending your current location into the emergency service database to provide them with your latest position.

Iceland is a dangerous country, and a few tourists go missing every year.

Our special tip: Iceland can be heaven or hell in a few seconds. Going back to your home safely is the biggest priority. Better be safe than sorry.


Author: (Abhi Chauhan)
Date: 07/10/2019


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