American Express -- American Express has no offices in Iceland.

Banks/Currency Exchange -- Banks are usually open Monday through Friday 9:15am to 4pm, or until 6:30pm in Kringlan Mall. All banks change foreign currency and many have 24-hour ATMs.

Drugstores -- Drugstores (Apótek) are usually open Monday through Friday 9am to 6 or 7pm, and Saturday to 4pm. Drugstores that stay open late include Lyf og heilsa (Háaleitisbraut 68 at Austurver, close to Kringlan Mall; tel. 581-2101; daily 8am-midnight) and Lyfja Apótek (Lágmúli 5, near Laugardalur Park; tel. 533-2300; daily 8am-midnight).

Embassies -- U.S.: Laufásvegur 21; tel. 562-9100; Canada: Túngata 14; tel. 575-6500; U.K.: Laufásvegur 31; tel. 550-5100; Australia and New Zealand have no embassies in Iceland.

Emergencies -- Dial tel. 112 for ambulance, fire, or police.

Internet Access -- Many accommodations offer Wi-Fi or guest terminals, and most cafes have free Wi-Fi. Otherwise, the cheapest Internet outlets are libraries , usually 200kr ($3.20/£1.60) per hour. The Tourist Information Center has an Internet cafe upstairs; 30 minutes cost 350kr ($5.60/£2.80) and 1 hour is 500kr ($8/£4).

Laundromat -- Reykjavík has no self-service laundromats. If you're near Laugardalur Park, you can use the machines in the City Hostel. One centrally located laundry service is Uðafoss (Vitastígur 13, north of Laugavegur; tel. 551-2301; Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm; Fri 8am-6:30pm). The minimum charge is 1,600kr ($26/£13) for up to 2kg (4.4 lb.) and goes up to 2,400kr ($38/£19) for 5kg (11 lb.); they also do dry cleaning.

Libraries -- The City Library (Tryggvagata 15; tel. 563-1717;; Mon 10am-9pm; Tues-Thurs 10am-7pm; Fri 11am-7pm; Sat-Sun 1-5pm) has a large selection of books in English, but non-Icelanders can't sign them out. Internet access is also available.

Lost & Found -- This service is located in the police station at Borgartún 7b (tel. 444-1400; Mon-Fri 10am-noon and 2-4pm). Bus: 12, 14, or 16.

Luggage Storage -- Hotels can usually store luggage; otherwise, use BSÍ bus terminal (Vatnsmýrarvegur 10; tel. 591-1000; daily 4:30am-midnight). The charge is 400kr ($6.40/£3.20) per item for the first 24 hours, 200kr ($3.20/£1.60) each additional 24 hours.

Medical Help -- For emergencies, dial tel. 112. The main 24-hour emergency room is at National University Hospital, Fossvogur (tel. 543-2000; Bus: 11, 13, or 18). For non-emergencies, Standard business hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday; doctors are on duty 24 hours at the National University Hospital (tel. 525-1000) and during non-working hours at the Kópavogur Medical Center, Smáratorg 1 (tel. 1770; Mon-Fri 5-11:30pm, Sat-Sun 9am-11:30pm; Bus: S1, S2, 12, 13, 17, 24, or 28). After 11:30pm, or on weekends and holidays, you can call the Medical Center for a telephone consultation, or possibly a "home visit." Standard appointment fees are around 3,500kr ($56/£28), but phone consultations are free. For dental emergencies, call tel. 575-0505.

Police -- For emergencies call tel. 112. The main station (tel. 444-1000) is at Hverfisgata 113-115, opposite the Hlemmur bus station. A more central station is at Tryggvagata 19 (tel. 569-9025).

Post Offices -- Post offices are open 9am to 6pm weekdays. The central branch (Pósthússtræti 5, at the corner of Austursræti; tel. 580-1200) is also open Saturdays (June-Aug only) from 10am to 2pm. Stamps are also sold at the Mal og Menning bookstore.

Restrooms -- Public coin-operated restrooms (50kr/80¢/40p) are in a few downtown locations, indicated by "WC" icons on tourist maps. City Hall has free restrooms, and most cafes are tolerant of walk-ins.

Supermarkets -- Bónus (Laugavegur 59; tel. 562-8200; Mon-Thurs 11am-6:30; Fri 10am-7:30pm; Sat 10am-6pm) is the best market in the city center. 10-11 markets are open 24 hours; a small branch is on Austurstræti 17 (tel. 552-1011) and a much larger one is at Barónsstígur 4 (corner of Hverfisgata; tel. 511-5311). At Kringlan Mall is Hagkaup (tel. 568-9300; Mon-Wed 10am-6:30pm; Thurs 10am-9pm; Fri 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-6pm; Sun 1-5pm).

Telephone -- Public phones are sparse in Reykjavík, but you can find them at post offices, on the southwest corner of Austurvöllur Square, and on Lækjargata. They accept coins or phone cards, which are available at post offices, gas stations, kiosks, and convenience stores. Reasonably priced overseas calls can be made from the second floor of the main Tourist Information Center.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.