Banks/Currency Exchange -- Banks are generally open weekdays from 9:15am to 4pm and have commission-free currency exchange and 24-hour ATMs. Kaup?ing Banki (KB) (tel. 444-6000) at Glerártorg Mall is open weekdays from 12:30 to 6pm. Hótel KEA exchanges currency but charges an outrageous 10% commission.

Cellphones -- Cellphones and calling plans are available at Síminn, Hafnarstræti 102 (tel. 460-6709; Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm) and Vodafone, Glerártorg Mall (tel. 599-9099; Mon-Fri 10am-6:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm).

Drugstores -- Apótekarinn (tel. 461-5800; Mon-Fri 9am-5:30pm) is downtown at Hafnarstræti 95. Drugstores with extended hours are Apótekið, Furuvellir 17, Hagkaup Market (tel. 461-3920; Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm) and Lyf & heilsa, Glerártorg Mall (tel. 461-5800; Mon-Fri 10am-6:30pm, Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm).

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

Internet Access -- Akureyri Library, has multiple terminals, a cafe, and the best price (200kr/$3.20/£1.60 per hour). The tourist information center has two terminals for 150kr ($2.40/£1.20) every 15 minutes. Both places, plus several cafes and the Penninn bookstore/cafe (Hafnarstræti 91-93) are Wi-Fi hot spots.


Laundry -- The only self-service laundry machines are at the campsite and youth hostel. Þvottahúsið Höfði, Hafnarstræti 34 (tel. 462-2580; Mon-Fri 8am-noon and 3-5pm), a full-service laundry, charges 900kr ($14/£7.20) for up to 5kg/11 lb.

Libraries -- Akureyri Library, Brekkugata 17 (tel. 462-4141; June 16-Sept 19 Mon-Fri 10am-7pm; Sept 20-June 15 Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-3pm), has cheap Internet access and a decent collection of English-language books and magazines; tourists can borrow books for free.

Lost & Found -- See "Police."

Luggage Storage -- The tourist information center can hold bags for up to one night, but does not have a secure room for this purpose.


Mail -- See "Post Office."

Medical Help -- For an ambulance, call tel. 112. Akureyri Hospital (Spítalavegur, by Eyrarlandsvegur; main number tel. 463-010, emergency room tel. 463-0800, telephone consultation tel. 848-2600; Mon-Fri 5am-9pm, Sat-Sun 7am-noon and 2-4pm) is just south of the botanical garden. Heilsugæslustöðin Clinic, Hafnarstrstræti 99 (tel. 460-4600; daily 8am-4:45pm), is downtown.

Pharmacies -- See "Drugstores," above.

Police -- For emergencies, dial tel. 112. The police station (tel. 464-7700) is at Þórunnarstræti 138.

Post Office/Mail -- The post office (tel. 580-1000; Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm) is at Skipagata 10, in the city center.

Supermarkets -- Supermarkets include Bónus (Langhólt 1), Haugkaup (Furuvellir, near Hjalteyrargata), and Nettó (Glerártorg Mall). Supermarkets open late include 10-11 (Þingvallastræti at Mýrarvegur; 24 hr.), Strax (Borgarbraut at Hlíðarbraut; 24 hr.) and another Strax (Byggðavegur at Hrafnagilsstræti; Mon-Fri 9am-11pm; Sat-Sun 10am-11pm).


Telephone -- Public phones are available at the tourist information center, Akureyri Hospital, Spítalavegur (by Eyrarlandsvegur), the city pool, and the Penninn Eymundsson bookstore on Hafnarstræti 91-93. See also "Cell Phones," above.

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.