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Use the currency converter below to calculate the current exchange rate for the city of Reykjavik. The currency used in Reykjavik is the Iceland Krona. Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland.

If you are traveling to Reykjavik, you will need to exchange your currency for the Icelandic Krona. You may exchange your money for the Iceland Krona at most Reykjavik banks or at specialized stores called Foreign Exchange Bureaus. Look for signs that say Bureau De Change, Geld Wechseln or Cambio. You may be able to exchange your money at the Reykjavik airport, but exchange rates may not be the best. You should consider purchasing the Iceland Krona currency at a more favorable exchange rate before you arrive in Reykjavik. You can do that by researching online currency brokers that do foreign exchange. If on holiday, vacation, or business you can also inquire about purchasing travellers checks (Travellers Cheques). Also, before your trip, consult with your credit or debit card bank about the foreign exchange transaction fees charged for using your card in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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About Reykjavik

Reykjavík (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈreiːcaviːk]( listen)) is the capital and largest city of Iceland. Its latitude at 64°08' N makes it the world's northernmost capital of a sovereign state. It is located in southwestern Iceland, on the southern shore of Faxaflói Bay. With a population of around 120,000 (and over 200,000 in the Greater Reykjavík Area) it is the heart of Iceland's economic and governmental activity.

Reykjavík is believed to be the location of the first permanent settlement in Iceland, which Ingólfur Arnarson is said to have established around 870. Until the 18th century, there was no urban development in the city location. The city was founded in 1786 as an official trading town and grew steadily over the next decades, as it transformed into a regional and later national centre of commerce, population and governmental activities.

Today, Reykjavík is the centre of the Greater Reykjavík Area, which is the only metropolitan area in Iceland, with a population of 202,000. As a highly modernized capital of one of the most developed countries in the world, its inhabitants enjoy a first-class welfare system and city infrastructure. Its location, only 2 degrees south of the Arctic Circle, receives a maximum of only four hours of daylight on the shortest day in the depth of winter; during the summer the nights are almost as bright as the days. It was the sole goal of the government to make Reykjavik into an international financial center for many years until that dream came to an end in the wake of the global financial crisis. The city continued to see population growth in past years as well as growth in areas of commerce and industry. Reykjavík was ranked first on Grist Magazine's "15 Greenest Cities" list in 2008.[1] Reykjavík's mayor is currently Jón Gnarr, who assumed office on 15 June 2010.

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