Travel Tips For Iceland – What Is The Time In Iceland?

What Time Is It in Iceland

QUESTION: What is the time in Iceland?

ANSWER: The time in Iceland is exactly the same as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), or UTC. If you look at a map, you will notice that the country’s location (longitude) indicates that Icelandic time should essentially be 1 hour behind GMT. However, this is not the case.

In Iceland, clocks are not changed to DST (Daylight Saving Time) with the arrival of summer as is done in many other countries. As a result, the country remains on GMT/UTC throughout the year

Below are some time comparisons between Iceland and a few other countries:

USA Eastern Standard Time (EST): 5 hours behind Iceland

USA Central Standard Time: 6 hours behind Iceland

USA Pacific Standard Time: 8 hours behind Iceland

Japan Standard Time: 9 hours ahead of Iceland

Australia/Melbourne Time: 11 hours ahead of Iceland


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