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Gullfoss waterfall, Iceland, copyright Michael J. Kissane, All Rights Reserved

Gullfoss waterfall, summer


 

MORE USEFUL INFO FOR VISITORS TO ICELAND

  1. You should carry travel insurance for yourselves and your precious possessions—you’re not likely to need it, but may never forgive yourself, if something unforetold happens. If you are from the European Economic Area, you may well be covered by the EEA’s reciprocal medical services, but you should have an EEA medical insurance card to facilitate coverage. Check what conditions apply for coverage and what deductibles. We always practice due caution and tours will be cancelled at no cost, if weather conditions or roads are hazardous. Otherwise, travel is at your own risk and those booking a tour with f-stop Tours are presumed responsible for themselves and any dependent minors and assumed to have their own insurance coverage.

  2. Upon initial tour confirmation with f-stop Tours, a deposit of 40% will be requested for full confirmation. This is payable by credit card, direct deposit, or certified check. It is refundable, less € 40 (or equivalent) service fee, upon cancellation at least 30 days prior to touring. Cancellation at 29 to 10 days prior to touring results in 50% loss of deposit. Cancellation less than 10 days prior to touring results in no refund of deposit.

  3. Most workers in Iceland belong to a union and Iceland is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA). Therefore, Iceland complies to directives of the EEA regarding duration of work days, work weeks and daily limitations on commercial driving. Some general rules follow: work days are typically 7.5 hours and work weeks are 37.5 hours; commercial drivers are restricted to no more than 10 hrs per day. Work beyond these guidelines is considered overtime, and compensation is in accordance with union wages or other contracts.

  4. Vehicles, spare parts and fuel are all imported and expensive in Iceland. For example, autos are about 2.2 times the list price from the originating countries.

  5. Icelanders are proud people, descended mostly from Scandinavian and Celtic heritage. They have lived in their country for over 1100 years, surviving famine, volcanic eruptions, mini-Ice Ages and other disasters. Although a recession has hit Iceland, society remains intact and functionally modern. There is 99.99% literacy and most are educated beyond secondary schools. Regardless of position, service people are treated with the same respect as anyone else.

  6. Bargaining is not practiced in Iceland and currency exchange is at published rates.

USEFUL WEBSITE LINKS FOR VISITORS TO ICELAND


www.icelandair.com
Another airline serving Iceland (language options in upper left): http://www.wow.is
For exchange rates, in English http://www.sedlabanki.is/?PageID=183
For weather forecasts in English http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/areas/
Iceland's Met Office Aurora Borealis forecast site: http://en.vedur.is/weather/forecasts/aurora/
The Univesity of Alaska's Aurora Borealis forecast site: http://www.gedds.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast/

 


    To be more useful, this page will be periodically updated.


Michael J. Kissane Owner /Tour Operator, Hafnarfjörður, ICELAND
ph. +354 565 2178, cell +354 898 1278, Contact f-stop Tours: E-mail Michael

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