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Engergize your spirit with the magical Northern Lights and sooth your body with geothermal hot springs in the Land of the Midnight Sun. Let your mind be inspired by the culture, from ancient to modern, in the world’s most northerly capital of Reykjavik, a UNESCO City of Literature, and home of one of the world’s oldest Parliaments. All the while, a backdrop of rugged mountains serves as a constant reminder of Iceland’s tumultuous, volcanic past.

Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Iceland? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Reykjavik
Population:  330,823
Currency: Icelandic króna (ISK)
Languages: Icelandic, English and Danish
Drives on the: Right
Time zone: GMT (UTC 0)

Entry requirements

U.S. citizens must have a passport which is valid for at least 90 days after your return date, though we strongly recommend at least six months. U.S. passport holders do not need a visa to enter Iceland for stays up to 90 days. See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

If you do not hold a U.S. passport, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary visas and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

More information about passports & visas.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

Health precautions are not necessary as infectious diseases aren't a problem in Iceland.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Weather

Iceland has mild winters due to the warming effect of the Atlantic Gulf Stream. Iceland enjoys a maritime temperate climate and the winters are often compared with those of New England. Iceland is the type of place where it's not unusual to get rained on and sunburned at the same time. The summers are usually cooler and more temperate than elsewhere at the same latitude.

Money

Always notify your bank prior to departure to avoid any problems using your credit or debit card abroad.

Shopping

Typical Icelandic souvenirs are handmade hats and gloves. Icelandic sheep are a unique breed that produce a soft and durable wool that is soft and warm. Iceland has a huge number of excellent little craft shops that sell products from musical baskets and wonderful porcelain sculptures to paintings, glasswork and jewelery. 

Electricity & Power Adapters

220 volt. Plugs C & F. We recommend that you bring an adapter/converter along with you as not all hotels will have 110V (A&B plugs) outlets. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Cell Phones & Internet

Want to take your cell phone, tablet or laptop, but not sure how to get cell service or wifi? See our blog posts on using your cell phone abroad and the top 5 ways to get Internet abroad.

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Independent Package Iceland Adventure
Discover the colorful galleries & cafes, geothermal pools & geological masterpieces of Iceland; tour on your own with flights & hotel included
$1449 w/ Flights $1149 Tour Only 5 days
per person, double occupancy*
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Value Vacation Downton Abbey Christmas Ball with London
Attend the exclusive Downton Abbey Christmas Ball, plus 4 nights in London with optional Paris day trip & Iceland extension
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