The very modern and highly reliable telephone system offers direct dialling to every nook and cranny in the world. There are not to many telephone booths, but telephones for coins or cards can be found in many public establishments. The rates differ between the times of day. Hotel rates are usually higher. For international calls always dial 00 first. For information, call 1818 (internal)
Many hotels and other accommodations offer workstations for guests, and an increasing number offer computer plugs in the rooms. Libraries, Internet cafés, and Post offices provide internet and fax services. The telex code into Iceland is 0501. Dial 146 for telegrams. Post offices are usually open between 08,30 and 17,00 on weekdays and closed on weekends. In the rural areas, opening hours may vary.