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Planning your day in Iceland — especially a road trip — is exciting. Just keep in mind that traveling 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 only make your life easier but also safer.

We put together a list of recommendations regarding some of 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.
Make sure when you have downloaded the app, to push “UPGRADE“ in the top right corner, to get the locations of thousands of places!
App Store: Download here  Google Play: Download here


112 Iceland

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.
iOS: Download here   Android: Download here


Appening Today

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.
iOS: Download here   Android: Download here


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.
iOS: Download here   Android: Download here


Hreyfill (Taxi)

With this taxi app you can quickly and conveniently book a taxi, skipping queues and unnecessary phone calls.
iOS: Download here   Android: Download here


Icelandic Phrasebook

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.
iOS: Download here   Android: Download here


Strætó (Bus)

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.
iOS: Download here   Android: Download here


Thingvellir

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.
iOS: Download here   Android: Download here


safetravel.is

This app provides critical information about road safety in Iceland and travellers are encouraged to download it and use, on their trip around Iceland as it gives weather warnings and other alerts. The first step every traveller should take is to leave a ‘Travel Plan’ in case something happens.
iOS: Download here   Android: Download here


Veður (Weather)

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.
iOS: Download here   Android: Download here