A local ham in Reykjavík was extremely helpful. Not only did he help me obtain my license, but he arranged to have a dipole antenna stay up at the hotel. It was already in place for a JA visitor the week prior. There’s been talk that the hotel may keep a permanent installation for visiting hams like us. Using a tuner, I was able to find a comfortable SWR on all bands.
Around the town
WJ2O/TF QSL Card
There is an application that you must obtain and fill out. On that form not only is there the usual stuff, name, call, etc., but there is a space where our national IARU society should comment. Of course they will need a copy of your current license. Also, the recommendation is that you apply 3 months in advance.
The maximum input power allowable for visitors is 200 watts.
The contact at the licensing authority is:
Mr. Horour R. Haroarson
IS-150 Reykjavík, Iceland
Phone: (354) 168-2424
Fax: (354) 168-2429
I had a very nice comfortable set-up here in Iceland as TF/WJ2O
There was absolutely no trouble with customs. In fact, they showed me the proper door to exit the airport and held it open for me.
Most international flights come into Keflavik Airport which is about 25 miles southwest of the capital Reykjavík. The cab fare is a whopping 100 dollars. Most folks take the bus run. I forgot how much it was but I think $15 covered it. They drive you to Reykjavík airport at which point they split up the people to deliver you right to your hotel.