There are a couple of gas stations in the region. When coming from the south the first gas station you encounter after Kirkjubæjarklaustur is the gas station in Freysnes.
- Have a chip and pin card! The self-service stations require you to have a chip and pin card to authorize the payment.
- Get a prepaid gas card. If you are not able to get a chip and pin card from your bank, you could buy a prepaid gas card to use in the unmanned gas stations or after hours. You can get them for 3.000 kr., 5.000 kr. and 10.000 kr.
- Be careful when filling up! Many self-service stations have the option to choose a certain amount or choose “fill up.” Although choosing the fill-up option is the most convenient option for most Icelanders, foreigners (especially from the US) can run into trouble. The reason is that when you choose “fill up” the company holds a charge for 25.000 as a security deposit on your card and they keep that deposit for up to 48-72 hours until the payment has cleared. They do this even though you just pumped for 10.000 kr. or 15.000 kr. Those charges can often be quite a burden when you have daily withdrawal limits or limited funds.