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Living abroad in Iceland? Get these 5 apps now

Relocating to a new country is a great step for anyone. It’s your ideal opportunity to go ahead and explore the world, enhance your inner confidence, and interact with new people and new cultures. However, it can also seem intimidating at the same time. However, do not be worried about such challenges, just follow some simple steps to ease the process.

If you are thinking of moving abroad, ensure that you’ve thoroughly researched the new country. One of the best aspects to help you prepare for accommodating in the new country is by knowing what all apps are a must-have for you. There are specific mobile applications that are typically used in a specific country or city. Just as you conduct your research about Iceland, you can ensure that you have these 5 major apps on your smartphone.

1. Vedur (Veður)

Without a question, this app is a must-have for Icelanders. It is obvious that you need it on your phone as the weather is unpredictable. It is rightly said that “If you don't like the weather in Iceland, just wait five minutes”. Weather can switch that easily from a bright sunny day to a hurricane-like atmosphere.

Veður is a friendly weather app for Icelanders. It is run by the Icelandic Meteorological Office (officially named, Veðurstofa Íslands), and therefore, provides the most precise data on the island's weather conditions.

2. My Aurora Forecast

One of the most remarkable scenarios you'll come across in Iceland is the Northern Lights, also known as, the Aurora Borealis. While a huge part of watching this incredible show in the sky depends on luck and timing, you will want to grab the best opportunity to predict and plan for it.

By downloading the Aurora Forecast app, you will have access to features like alerts, an interactive map that makes it all visible, & recommendations that are geo-located. You will know what percentage of chances you have of seeing the Northern Lights in the area you’re present in.

3. Reykjavik Appy Hour

The nightlife in Iceland can be found in the capital of Reykjavik. It is also known for its vibrant nightlife and for holding some of Northern Europe's top musical events, such as the Iceland Airwaves. Owing to its size, the downtown area is perfect for hunting down some amazing bars and pubs. One can find Breweries almost everywhere and the collection is mind-blowing.

Through this application, you can seek help in finding a spot for you to hang out. It has a clear map of different parking zones within the capital. You would want to know about the same because each zone (taking from P1 to P4) has a different ratio.

4. Straeto

Relocating to a new country, it is important to stay aware of the public transport facilities that are available there. With a good network of buses, you will want to travel to Iceland through the buses. While traveling around Reykjavík, the Strætó Bus app will come to your help. This app tracks the locations of buses helps in planning routes and contains all the timetables for buses in Reykjavík. You can use this app to purchase bus tickets also with the help of a debit or credit card. The Reykjavík buses do not accept plastic, so unless & until you’re planning to pay the exact change, you may have to get the app to buy tickets.

5. Vegan Iceland

Vegan and worried about where to eat? Do not worry, when something to eat in Iceland, this app is a complete lifesaver. It consists of researched menus across the capital as well as the entire country. It provides details about where vegans can find something to stick to their dietary needs. It has an interactive map of Iceland in which you can zoom in and select the pins to find out all the delicious food options and eateries to dine in.

Iceland is topping the list in becoming one of the most suitable places for expats. And these applications will help you accommodate in a more seamless way in the country. Therefore, make sure of having them in your smartphone to ease the whole process of settling in.

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