The optimum and most profitable way to pay for purchases and services in local shops, restaurants and other establishments of the kind is national currency. Currency exchange service is rendered by banks serving clients every day except weekends from 9 am till 4 pm.
Shops are opened from 9 o’clock in the morning or earlier and serve clients till 6 o’clock in the evening, Saturday is an established shortened working day, Sunday is usual day off. Big shopping centers and supermarkets are commonly open for customers till 23:00.
The most popular memorable souvenirs are woolen crafts, which can be bought in specialized stores in the city center. Tourists should remember that these stores are open at the weekends too. Other items being in focus of tourist attention are ceramic crafts featuring high quality.
Travelers looking forward to active city exploration and entertaining should get the map of Reykjavik city and a special city guest card enabling tourists to visit local swimming-pools for free and giving benefits in various cultural establishments. The guest card also enables tourists to cruise the city by public transport for free. The card can be used for 24, 48 or 72 hours, and it costs12, 18 and24 Euro respectively.
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