Telecommunications in Iceland

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Telecommunications in Iceland is a diversified market.



Data centres

Internet service providers

The largest Internet service providers in Iceland:

  1. Iceland Telecom (Síminn hf)
  2. Vodafone Iceland (Fjarskipti ehf)
  3. Farice (Farice ehf)
  4. Vortex (Hringiðan ehf)

Internet hosting service

Iceland has numerous internet hosting services:

  • (1984 ehf)
  • Advania (Advania ehf)
  • (Davíð og Golíat ehf)
  • FlokiNET (FlokiNET ehf)
  • Iceland Telecom (Síminn hf)
  • (Netmiðlar ehf)
  • (Netvistun ehf)
  • (Nethönnun ehf)
  • TechSupport á Íslandi (TechSupport á Íslandi ehf)
  • (Tölvuþjónustan Geymir sf)
  • Vodafone Iceland (Fjarskipti ehf)
  • Vortex (Hringiðan ehf)

Internet exchange point

Iceland has an internet exchange point called the Reykjavik Internet Exchange (RIX).

Submarine cables

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Map of sea cables

Internet and telephone services rely on submarine communications cables for external traffic:







As of 2010 there are 152,895 landlines in use in Iceland of which 132,069 are PSTN. Since the peak number of 196,528 total landlines in 2001 there has been a decrease of 43,633 landlines as of 2009.


As of 2010 there are 341,077 active GSM (2G) and UMTS (3G) subscriptions in use in Iceland. In 2010, all NMT (1G) networks were shut down. Nova was first to offer 4G[2] followed by Síminn.

Telephone numbers

There are no area codes in Iceland, and all telephone numbers have seven digits. The international dialling code is +354. Due to the Icelandic naming system, people are listed by their first name in the telephone directory, and not by their last name (which is usually patronym, or, rarely, a matronym).


Television in Iceland began in September 1966.


  1. ^ "Emerald Express - Trans-Atlantic Fibre Optic Cable System". Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Nova launches first 4G network in Iceland". Retrieved 12 July 2015.

External links

  • Reykjavik Internet Exchange (in English)
  • Reykjavik Internet Exchange (in Icelandic)
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