Siminn has roaming agreements with roughly 250 telecommunication
companies in about 100 countries. Viking Wireless and Og
Vodaphona also have agreements. Most mobile phones from the United
States will not work as Iceland uses the European system. Phones
can be hired.
Internet cafes offer public access to email and
Internet services. Several Internet cafes can be found, especially
National radio and TV services are provided by the Icelandic
National Broadcasting Service (RUV), a public service broadcaster
possessed by the state. The RUV is gratified to promote the Icelandic
language and the nation's history and cultural heritage, its services
are funded by a licence fee and advertising revenues. The Icelandic
constitution guarantees press freedom. There is a large variety
of publications, which includes privately owned and party affiliated
The most well known newspapers are DV (evening daily), Fréttablaðið
(daily) and Morgunblaðið (morning daily). International
English-language newspapers and magazines are available. Online,
is an English language site with news and updates.
Stod 2 is the main private station, the others
include Syn and Skjar einn. The Icelandic National Broadcasting
Service operates the public network, Sjonvarpid.
Bylgjan is the major private station. The
Icelandic National Broadcasting Service operates 2 national networks
and 4 regional stations of public radio.
There is an efficient airmail service to Europe.
office hours are Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30
pm. The post office at Grensásvegir is also open Saturdays
10.00 am to 2.00 pm year round.