Useful apps for traveling in Iceland

Traveling in Iceland is relatively simple and these days, with the help of the technology we carry almost everywhere we go (our smartphones), it’s easier than ever. We’ve collected a number of apps here that will help make your stay in Iceland safer and help you get the most out of your visit.

112 Iceland

The 112 Iceland application allows you to contact 112 without calling. A clear and simple application menu helps users explain what is happening and send a text message to an emergency operator. As soon as the app contacts the emergency operator, your location is sent to the emergency center, along with the personal information stored in the app and a description of what is happening. This allows your call to be answered even faster.

Available on iOS and android

safetravel.is

Conditions in Iceland can be unusual, so we recommend the Safe Travel app to be informed of road conditions while driving. The map displays alerts from the Icelandic Roads and Coastal Administration. Check the map for a better overview or if you want to walk through certain areas in case there is something you should be aware of when traveling. Enter your route and get an overview of road conditions for that trip.

Available on iOS and android

Veður (weather)

This is an application for the Icelandic Meteorological Office which displays a map view of Iceland containing weather information as well as alerts.

Available on iOS and android

Google Maps

Navigate your world faster and easier with Google Maps. Over 220 countries and territories mapped (including Iceland of course). Get real-time GPS navigation, traffic, and transit information, and find what you need with the latest business information, including grocery stores, pharmacies, and other important locations. Download offline versions of maps so you can use the app without a Wi-Fi connection.

Available on iOS and android

Hop

There’s no better way to experience Reykjavik than with an electric scooter. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. Breathe the fresh air. You’ll soon notice a ton of fun things you’d otherwise miss in a car. Go from A to B faster. With Hopp, you can ride on sidewalks and bike lanes and avoid traffic. Go where you are going and park right out front.

Available on iOS and android

Iceland road guide

Your key to Iceland’s 3000 most important places, roads, geography, culture and history. The app is based on the book Iceland Road Guide (Vegahandbókin) which has been helping travelers in Iceland for over 40 years. Texts, numbers, photos and maps will guide you on your travels across the country, adding to your memories when you return home.

Available on iOS and android

Parka

Parka offers users a quick and easy way to pay for parking in the city of Reykjavík and in Iceland’s national parks.

Available on iOS and android

Iceland Visually

Use the map to find inspiration where you are – or where you’re going. Be guided by user reviews and stunning full-screen shots from Icelandic photographers. The app includes guides for driving in Iceland, seeing the Northern Lights, finding natural spas and more. You can also search for attractions, hotels, gas stations, etc. and mark the places you want to see and start driving when you’re ready to go. Iceland Visually works even offline (but with limited functionality).

Available on iOS and android


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Tobo: learn Icelandic words

Learn 3500 Icelandic nouns, adjectives and verbs to expand your vocabulary. Memorize the most common Icelandic words. Listen to the pronunciation of the words. Learn with word games, phrases and word lists. Use flash cards to master frequently used basic vocabulary. Build a daily habit of learning 5 words a day to see long term progress.

Available on iOS and android

wap

Embrace the Icelandic outdoors with the Wapp! Why not take a ride with the Wapp and have an outdoor adventure using GPS-enabled pop-up facts, stories and photos about the area. The trails are of great variety and the experience is meaningful and full of joy. It’s not just about reaching the end, but enjoying the overall experience along the way. Try their new variety of trails in Iceland equipped with the important security measure of always knowing your location as the route progresses.

Available on iOS and android

My Aurora Forecasts and Alerts

My Aurora Forecast is the best app to see the Northern Lights. Built with a dark, sleek design, it attracts both tourists and serious aurora watchers by telling you what you want to know – whether it’s exactly the likelihood of you seeing the Northern Lights or details about the winds. solar panels and high-resolution solar images. . With this app you will see the Northern Lights in no time.

Available on iOS and android

Are you planning a trip to Iceland yourself? You can watch a video of our trip to Iceland here:

Disclosure: Our trip to Iceland was sponsored by Helly Hansen.

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