Planning a visit in Iceland and especially a road trip is exciting. Just keep in mind that travelling in a country where you can never rely on the weather can be a little bit of a challenge also. If you want to make sure you don’t miss a very cool concert, the happy hour in bars and restaurants or even the northern lights then the apps make your life easier. Being up to date with the most important information about Iceland doesn’t make your life only easier but also safer. We put together a list of recommendations regarding the most useful apps.
Iceland Road Guide
A really useful app when travelling around Iceland. The Iceland Road Guide is your key to Iceland´s most important places, with information on geography, culture and history.
The number one safety app in Iceland. This app allows you to do two things: regular check-ins that document your current location, and if needed, send an SMS to the Icelandic emergency service with your phone´s GPS location.
Sometimes it can be difficult to keep up with all the events and venues available, especially when visiting a new country. Appening Today shows you every single event that is on in the Greater Reykjavik Area for each day of the year, making sure you won´t miss a thing during your stay.
Aurora Alerts Northern Lights
Seeing the Northern Lights is an unforgettable experience and many tourists come to Iceland with this in mind. The Aurora Alerts app increases the likelihood of sightings, as it tells you where and when you are likely to see the beautiful Northern Lights.
Hungry but not sure where to eat out? This useful app recommends restaurants in Reykjavik based on your own preferences.
With this taxi app you can quickly and conveniently book a taxi, skipping queues and unnecessary phone calls.
Most Icelanders speak good English, so you should not have any communication difficulties during your stay. Nevertheless, it is always fun to try out the local language. The Icelandic Phrasebook helps you to learn the local language and contains Icelandic sentences for various occasions.
The Strætó App is a must for people on the go. It displays timetables and routes at the touch of a button, as well as the convenient option of purchasing electronic tickets for the public transport.
Explore the beautiful Thingvellir with a virtual guide at hand. This app offers audio-guided tours and offline maps, making sure you get the most out of your visit to Thingvellir UNESCO Heritage Site.
This app displays various road data, such as information about the weather and road conditions, essential for those driving around Iceland.
The weather in Iceland can be unpredictable and change with little notice. This handy weather app is a valuable addition for any traveller, bringing you up to date forecast, such as temperature, precipitation, wind direction and wind speed.