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Energize your spirit with the magical Northern Lights and soothe 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, please see the entry requirements.

COVID-19 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

Currently, only passengers who have received a vaccination authorized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) OR have a certificate of previous diagnosis/recovery of COVID-19 are permitted to enter Iceland.

Authorized vaccines:

  • Pfizer-BiopNTech
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna
  • COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Johnson & Johnson Janssen

All arriving travelers need to pre-register at covid.is not more than 72 hours before arriving in Iceland.

All arriving passengers must undergo at least one COVID-19 screening, including those with Vaccination certificate or recovery certificate, upon arrival and must wait until the results are returned before continuing with the tour.

More information about passport, visa & entry requirements.

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 & Credit Cards

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

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.

Learn more 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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Tours & Packages

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New Value Vacation Discover Iceland’s Northern Lights
Breathtaking Northern Lights, the capital city of Reykjavik, Snæfellsnes Peninsula and its dramatic landscape, the iconic Golden Circle, Iceland’s South coast, Þingvellir & Vatnajökull National Parks
from $3199 w/ Flights from $2899 Tour Only 9 days
per person, double occupancy*
New Value Vacation Discover Iceland's Midnight Sun
Explore the capital city of Reykjavík, the Golden Circle route, Þingvellir & Vatnajökull National Parks, Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Látrabjarg, Siglufjörður & more!
$5399 w/ Flights $5099 Tour Only 13 days
per person, double occupancy*

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* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

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