SWIFT/BIC codes in Iceland 🇮🇸

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
ARNIISR1 ARTICA FINANCE HF. KOPAVOGUR
AUCAISR1 AUDUR CAPITAL HF. REYKJAVIK
BORGISRE BORGUN HF REYKJAVIK
BYSEISR1 BYR SECURITIES REYKJAVIK
EIMIISRE EIMSKIPAFELAG ISLANDS HF REYKJAVIK
ESJAISRE ARION BANK REYKJAVIK
FOMRISR1 FOSSAR MARKADIR HF REYKJAVIK
GLITISRE ISLANDSBANKI HF KOPAVOGUR
ICGIISR1 ISLANDSPOSTUR HF REYKJAVIK
ICSCISR1 ICELANDIC SECURITIES LTD. AKUREYRI
ICSDISR1 THE ICELANDIC SECURITIES DEPOSITORY LTD. REYKJAVIK
ISFJISR1 ISLENSKIR FJARFESTAR HF. REYKJAVIK
JOKLISR1 JOKLAR-VERDBREF HF REYKJAVIK
LASVISR1 LANASJODUR SVEITARFELAGA REYKJAVIK
MPBAISRE KVIKA BANKI HF. REYKJAVIK
NARIISR1 NATIONAL REGISTRY OF ICELAND REYKJAVIK
NBIIISRE LANDSBANKINN HF REYKJAVIK
NOVEISR1 REYKJAVIK CAPITAL HF REYKJAVIK
OSSRISR1 OSSUR HF REYKJAVIK
SACVISR1 SAGA CAPITAL FJARFESTINGARBANKI HF. AKUREYRI
SISLISRE CENTRAL BANK OF ICELAND REYKJAVIK
SISLISREASA CENTRAL BANK OF ICELAND REYKJAVIK (TECHNICAL CODE 2)
SISLISRETIA CENTRAL BANK OF ICELAND REYKJAVIK (TECHNICAL CODE 1)
SPKFISR1 SPARISJOOURINN I KEFLAVIK REYKJANESBAE
SPMYISR1 SPARISJOOUR MYRASYSLU BORGARNES
SPPHISR1 SPH HAFNARFJORDUR
SPVRISR1 SPRON VERDBREF HF REYKJAVIK
TIVEISR1 TINDAR VERDBREF REYKJAVIK
TPLSISR1 T PLUS AKUREYRI
VATOISRE VALITOR HF HAFNARFJORDUR
VBINISR1 VBS INVESTMENT BANK REYKJAVIK
VERRISR1 HF VERDBREF REYKJAVIK
VIRDISR1 VIRDING HF. REYKJAVIK
VISLISR1 ISLANDSBANKI SECURITIES REYKJAVIK
VSPVISR1 VSP REYKJAVIK
XICEISR1 NASDAQ OMX ICELAND HF REYKJAVIK

What is a BIC code?

A SWIFT code - or SWIFT number is a standard format to uniquely identify banks, non-financial, and financial institutions across the world. The SWIFT code is a standard format for BIC - Business Identifier Codes.

If you transmit money across international lines you nearly always need to use a SWIFT/BIC code, as it’s the way banks and money transfer services identify where to send money on a global scale. You can think of a BIC code a bit like a ZIP/postal code. Your bank uses the code to send the money to the right bank in another country. Just like sending mail to an incorrect ZIP code means it could get returned, the same goes for your money and an incorrect SWIFT code.

What does a SWIFT look like?

A BIC/SWIFT code can be either 8 or 11 characters long:

AAAA BB CC DDD

More info about SWIFT/BIC codes

There are 2 types of SWIFT code: live and passive. Live codes are for financial institutions who are connected to the SWIFT network while passive Codes are used for manual transactions. Passive SWIFT codes will have a 1 as the second digit of the 2 character location code.

SWIFT code registrations and management are the responsibility of "Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication" (“SWIFT”) which is located in La Hulpe, Belgium.

SWIFT is the registered trademark of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.