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Best Iceland Sim Card For Tourist Compared – How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Iceland (Updated 2023)

Last updated on January 2nd, 2023 at 12:05 pm

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Best Iceland Sim Card For Tourist Compared – Nova Iceland sim card is our favorite for coverage and data packages and we will tell you how to buy a prepaid sim card in Iceland. Click here to book online Keflavik Airport Transfer and Golden Circle Day Tour

What’s the Cheapest Sim Card in Iceland?

You can get the cheapest sim card in Iceland with Nova sim card Iceland for 2900 ISK=€20 with 10 GB data only for Iceland. And for 3290 ISK=€24 with 10 GB data in Iceland and 6 GB data in Europe. Read here best Iceland eSim, how to get from Reykjavik Airport to Blue Lagoonh Reykjavik airport to city center.

You can find the cheapest Iceland eSim with Airalo Iceland eSim prepaid for $4.5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $9 USD with 3 GB data and for $13 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

Nomad Iceland eSim for $6 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $12 USD with 3 GB data, for $15 USD with 5 GB data and for $26 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Iceland eSim for less than $65 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in Iceland for just $2 USD per day.

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WHERE TO STAY IN REYKJAVIK

Accommodation in Reykjavik you can access a dorm that can go up to €30. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.

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BEST ICELANDIC SIM CARD COMPARED AND BEST PREPAID SIM CARD IN ICELAND BACKGROUND

First thing we have to say about Iceland prepaid sim card, internet and data connection in Iceland is amazing and most of the places you will have 4G except in remote areas.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is to buy a prepaid sim card in Iceland. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you buy an Iceland sim card in the kiosks in since it’s cheaper the packages than buying a sim card in Iceland at the airport.

There are 3 phone operators for a sim card in Iceland: Siminn, Nova and Vodafone. In general data packages are affordable for Iceland and not all of them you can use in the rest of Europe. Siminn and Vodafone have similar coverage and the packages are better with Nova in Iceland.

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BUYING ICELAND SIM CARD AIRPORT (REYKJAVIK AIRPORT SIM CARD)

You can get your Iceland sim card airport for tourist in Keflavik International Airport. Expect to pay more in the airport buying a sim card in Iceland at Reykjavik airport than buying an Iceland sim card in a phone shop in the city and with much less data connection. Make sure you are bringing your passport when buying your sim card in Iceland.

WHERE TO BUY ICELAND SIM CARD FOR TOURIST

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Apart from the Reykjavik airport sim card you can buy your Iceland sim card in the kiosks and the official shops. Don’t forget your passport if you buy in the phone shop they will activate for you avoiding the hassle!

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD IN ICELAND COMPARISON

There are 3 phone operators offering a prepaid sim card in Iceland: Siminn, Nova and Vodafone. Regarding coverage almost all of them will provide data connection and phone signal in the country being the best options for coverage Vodafone and Siminn.

Nova has the best packages for Iceland and with roaming in Europe. Keep reading below:

Siminn Iceland Sim Card

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Siminn sim card Iceland is the largest phone operator with the best coverage in the country. Siminn Iceland prepaid sim card you can get packages for 2900 ISK which is €20 with 5 GB data plus 50 minutes and 50 sms. Check here prices and packages in Siminn website!

You can also get a Siminn Iceland prepaid sim card for 3700 ISK which is €26 with 10 GB data and 5700 which is €40 with 50 GB data valid for 31 days.

Siminn prepaid sim card Iceland will not work outside Iceland. Just in case you are planning to visit countries around like Norway, Sweden or any other country around Europe.

VODAFONE ICELAND SIM CARD

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Vodafone sim card Iceland is the second largest phone operator in the country with good coverage. Check here prices and packages in Vodafone website!

Vodafone Iceland prepaid sim card you can get for 2500 ISK which is €18 with 5 GB data and unlimited domestic calls valid 30 days. You can also top up data packages for 3200 ISK which is €23 with 10 GB data but no calls included.

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NOVA ICELAND SIM CARD

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Nova sim card Iceland is the smallest phone operator in the country. Check here prices and packages in NOVA website!

You can get these data packages with Nova Iceland prepaid sim card for 2190 ISK with 2 GB data for Iceland and Europe. For 3290 ISK with 10 GB data in Iceland and 6 GB data in Europe. For 4490 ISK with 25 GB data in Iceland and 8 GB in Europe. And for 6190 ISK with 50 GB in Iceland and 11 GB data in Europe.

HOLAFLY ICELAND ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Holafly Iceland eSim for less than $65 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in Iceland for just $2 USD per day.

The data plans with Holafly eSim Iceland start at $19 USD for 5 days for unlimited data. If you choose 10 days unlimited data $34 USD, for $47 USD 15 days unlimited data and $69 USD unlimited data for 30 days all of them with unlimited data.

AIRALO ICELAND ESIM DISCOUNT CODE

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Airalo eSim Iceland prepaid starts at $9 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $13 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. The cheapest eSim in Iceland with Airalo is $4.5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

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Nomad eSim Iceland for $6 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. Nomad eSim Iceland prepaid starts at $12 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. For $15 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days. You can buy a Nomad eSim in Iceland for $26 USD with 10 GB data.

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MTX Connect eSim Iceland for €60 with 10 GB data valid for 30 days. There are unlimited data plans starting from €10 per day and for €15 with 2 GB data valid for 7 days.

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Ubigi Iceland eSim for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 30 days and for $14 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days. (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

GIGSKY ICELAND ESIM

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GigSky Iceland eSim for $5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days and for $20 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

BEST ICELAND SIM CARD FOR TOURIST CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD IN ICELAND)

If you ask me for the best Icelandic Sim Card for tourist Conclusion. I would go for the cheapest sim card in Iceland with Nova prepaid sim card Iceland for 2900 ISK which is €20 with 10 GB data valid 30 days.

Nova Iceland sim card has good packages for Iceland for 3290 ISK which is €24 with 10 GB data in Iceland and 6 GB data in Europe and you can use part of the data in Europe but the coverage isn’t as good as Siminn and Vodafone.

The cheapest Iceland eSim with Airalo Iceland eSim prepaid for $4.5 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). For $9 USD with 3 GB data and for $13 USD with 5 GB data valid for 30 days.

Nomad Iceland eSim for $6 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days. For $12 USD with 3 GB data, for $15 USD with 5 GB data and for $26 USD with 10 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Iceland eSim for less than $65 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER you will have unlimited internet for 30 days in Iceland for just $2 USD per day.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN ICELAND

Summer in Iceland is when people visit the most. It starts in late May or early June and lasts through August. Exploring Iceland in the summer is recommended because the weather is milder and the days are longer, meaning more time for you to tour the island.

But due to the high number of tourists and the peak season, expect higher prices of everything. If you want to experience colder Iceland and lower prices, then you must also try visiting during the other seasons. Click here to know more about the weather in Iceland.

CASH AND ATMS IN ICELAND

The currency used in Iceland is the Icelandic Kronur (ISK). The exact currency of the Euro to the dollar is A €1 = 155 ISK. You can use debit cards everywhere in Iceland. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency!

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN ICELAND

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Food budget travel in Iceland can go €30 per day. There are typical dishes in Iceland that you can try for €15 per person in local restaurants. You can find beers for €6. You can cook on your own to go down your food budget and travel expenses in Iceland. Make sure your hotel or Airbnb provides a kitchen.

Click here to book online Keflavik Airport Transfer and Golden Circle Day Tour

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Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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