Doing Business In Iceland

Visa Information

The Schengen Agreement means that those from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden can enter Iceland for up to three months as a tourist with a valid identity card.
Citizens of the European Economic Area (EEA), including Ireland and Great Britain, can visit for up to three months on a passport that is valid for at least four months from their date of arrival.
Citizens from America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Canada can travel in Iceland without a visa for up to three months within any six-month period, with the time limit beginning on the first entry to any Schengen Agreement nation.
Other nationalities need a visa before arriving in Iceland.

Business Etiquette

General Business Hours

These are the standard opening hours:
Banks 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
Cafe-bars 10am to 1am Sunday to Thursday and 10am to between 3am and 6am Friday and Saturday.
Cafes 10am to 6pm.
Offices 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
Off-licences (liquor stores) Variable; many outside Reykjavík only open for a couple of hours per day.
Petrol stations 8am to 11pm.
Post offices 8.30am or 9am to 4.30pm or 5pm Monday to Friday.
Restaurants 11.30am to 2.30pm and 6pm to 10pm.
Shops 10am to 6pm Monday to Friday, 10am to noon or 4pm Saturday.
Supermarkets 10am to 11pm.