A European island country in the Atlantic ocean, Half way between Great Britain and Greenland.

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Can I use my national ID card when traveling to Iceland?

I live in Sweden and I have a national ID card. Can I use it when traveling to Iceland? In security checks, gate checks etc? Or, do I need to show my passport everytime?
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History on the plane wreck in Solheimasandur as a tourist attraction?

This question is not about travelling advice, but rather about some history. On the Solheimasandur beach in Iceland, there's an abandoned plane wreck that has been lying there since 1973. When ...
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Bardarbunga volcano tourism (Iceland)

The Bárðarbunga volcano in central Iceland is currently erupting, and looks amazing. What options exist to visit the volcano?
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Reliable Android app for GPS without internet connection

I am travelling to Iceland soon, and just found out that my Garmin GPS does not give directions in Iceland. I know that I will have plenty of locations with Wifi during my vacation, but this will not ...
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Will Bárðarbunga threaten my vacation?

(This question is probably extremely localized as it may not even be relevant anymore in a few days/weeks/months. I am worried about it however.) On September 1st, I am flying to Iceland for a ...
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How do I find a campsite that allows campfires in Iceland?

I am currently traveling in Iceland and it seems that most campsites do not allow campfires. Are there any campsites in Iceland that allow campfires? If so, how can I find them? Any resource links ...
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Is it possible to have meals at Keflavik airport after 11 PM?

I have a flight early in the morning, and I'm planning to reach the airport around 11 PM without having had dinner. Are there any food places at the airport that still serve meals at that time?
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How to reach Keflavik airport late in the evening from the Blue Lagoon?

I have a flight very early in the morning from Keflavik and I'm considering spending the day before at the Blue Lagoon, which is very close to the airport, until closing time, which is around 11 p.m., ...
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What's the drinking age on Icelandair?

I'll be flying from Sweden to Iceland on Icelandair in a week. Will they serve me alcohol when I'm 18 years old? The drinking age in Sweden is 18, and in Iceland it's 20. If they will serve me, I'll ...
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How to assess rough water severity?

I'm considering taking the ferry from Dalvík to Grímsey, which is a 4 hours ride. I've had a very bad experience with a ferry in very rough waters and I don't like to repeat it anytime soon. There was ...
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Carpooling, in general, and in Iceland in particular?

While I'm figuring out what's the best and cheapest method for me to move around Iceland I came across Car pooling which sounds very interesting. To cut a long story short, you share a car with ...
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Hákarl aka Rotten Shark - the ultimate souvenir

One of the delicacy of Iceland is the Hákarl Hákarl or kæstur hákarl is a food from Iceland consisting of a Greenland shark or sleeper shark (Somniosus microcephalus) which has been cured ...
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Do I need Gravel, Sand and Ash insurance when renting a car in Iceland?

We are planning our trip to Iceland and want to rent a car for a few days. A few trips (i. e. to Svartifoss) might go a bit off road. Does it make sense to buy a Gravel protection insurance, or is ...
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Is it possible to rent a Volkswagen T1/T2 in Iceland?

I'm considering renting a van for my upcoming trip in Iceland and it would be awesome if it was possible to rent a Volkswagen T1/T2 there. Despite all my searching, it looks like there is no rental ...
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“Match of the century” in Reykjavik

The so called Match of the Century was the chess world championship between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1972. It's one of the most famous chess matches because it took ...
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How should I wash clothes in Iceland?

I'm going backpacking for a month in Iceland and I plan to pack lightly (clothes for a week). Laundromat are very popular in some countries but almost unheard of in others and, apparently, Iceland ...
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What clothes are necessary to visit Iceland in July?

I'm planning a three weeks trip to Iceland in July and I'm concerned about what kind of clothes I need to bring with me. I don't have a rigid schedule, so this may vary, but right now I'm thinking ...
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Abandoned theme parks in Iceland

I love hunting for abandoned places during my travels and I found one of the most exciting ruins to explore are abandoned theme parks. For example in Nara, Japan there's an incredibly well preserved ...
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Is it viable to move around Iceland using public transport?

I started gathering some information about Iceland reading Travel.SE (what else?) and I was quite surprised I didn't find a single question about moving around Iceland using public transport, a car ...
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May I cross closed gates in Iceland?

I've found looking in Google Street Map that in Iceland sometimes you find gates in public roads like this. In my country (Spain) these are very rare, but when they exist is because there are free ...
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Is it allowed to bathe at Grjótagjá?

I have contradictory information. Some places say that bathing is forbidden, while others say that there are no signs and locals bathe there. What's the truth?
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Access to Selfoss and Dettifoss in winter season

According to the Road Condition site of the Icelandic government, roads 862 and 864 that are the closest to Selfoss and Dettifoss are "impassable" right now. This condition has been maintained for ...
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Ferrying Icelandic rental car vs renting on Faroe Islands

My trip starts and ends in Iceland, I'm considering the option of ferrying an Icelandic rental car across to the Faroe Islands (vs dropping off and renting another one on the Faroe Islands). Smyril ...
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Petrol stations with free wifi in Iceland

I've read here (Spanish) that "most petrol stations and visitor centers have free wifi". Is true? Is there any list of petrol stations with wifi?
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“Circular” hiking trails in Iceland?

In September I will be travelling to Iceland, and renting a car there to make a trip around most of the country. One of the main activities will be hiking, and I am looking to do one hiking trip that ...
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How crowded is Iceland in summer?

This may be a naive question for Europe and Scandinavian summers, but does Iceland very get crowded and touristy in summer, typically June ? I don't mind some groups but on the whole this is going to ...
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How accessible are the dirt-road parts of Iceland's ring road?

During my upcoming vacation to Iceland, I am planning to do a complete trip around the Hringvegur. Because the Eastern part of Iceland doesn't have very many landmarks, I am planning to drive from ...
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Is possible to camp in a tent in Iceland in April?

I've seen that most camping sites are closed in April, but some are open. I'm wondering if this is because the lack of tourists or because the weather is too bad (snow, wind, etc) to camp in winter. ...
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Is a 4x4 a must in Iceland in April/May?

To rent a 4x4 small car is about 740 € (2 weeks) vs a small compact that is just 260 €. I have some experience driving off-road and I know that a "normal" car cannot go through some f-roads I've seen ...
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Is possible to visit all Iceland sights in April/May?

I have a couple of holiday weeks between the end of April and the first week of May and I'm wondering if Iceland is a good destination for that period. I've read that 2-3 weeks is enough to visit all ...
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Hiking around Iceland: Trails or walking on the ring road?

What options are available to hike around Iceland? Other questions address camping but are there marked trails on some or all of the way? Is walking on the ring road allowed at all and is it ...
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Where can I find out the current snow depth in Iceland?

Is there a website that reports the current snow depth across Iceland? I'm after a site with similar detail to the question in this answer about Norway.
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Stopover in Iceland (w/ Icelandair) - can I leave the airport?

I'm researching an excursion to America (I'm a British Citizen) and planning to fly out using reward points, which means I will be subject to one-way-tax on the way back with BA/AA (Reward points). ...
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Self Guided Northern Lights Tour

I'm going to Iceland this December with the hopes of catching the Northern Lights. We were considering doing a tour, but we were considering renting a car and drive around hunting for them ourselves. ...
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Is a 4x4 essential in Iceland at end of August?

We are making a 4 day trip to Iceland from 24-28 August 2013. We want to rent a car. We heard that the F-roads (for which you would need a 4x4) are normally closed in August. Questions: Are the ...
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Free wifi in Reykjavik

Do coffee shops or similar in Reykjavik have free wifi? I'll be traveling there with friends and want to be able to report in that we're alive after the hike. I don't really want to use GSM internet ...
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Is it possible to get Schengen Visa from Iceland's Consulate in Seattle? [duplicate]

I want to visit France, Italy this summer and was unable to find any of these embassies/consulates in Seattle area. Has anyone got a visa from the Iceland Consulate?
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Day-flight from Reykjavík to any european city

Im travelling to Reykjavík because of my job. I'll leave from Rome and of course have to come back to it. Looking at the way back flight I saw that several sites make me leave Reykjavík during the ...
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Tasting typical Icelandic cuisine in Reykjavík

I'll be going to Reykjavík in a few weeks. As usual for my job travels I'm trying also to enjoy the place, and in this case the cuisine. I tried to have a look on wikipedia Reykjavìk page, but it ...
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Top 3 to see/do in Reykjavík [closed]

I am travelling because of my job, and in a few months I'll go to Reykjavík. I'm very excited because it is my first time in Iceland, and I'm managing in having more or less one free day to spend as ...
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Camping along ring road in Iceland

I am planning on a circumnavigation of Iceland this summer and the Ring Road might be the only road available for lenghthy stretches. I would like to know if camping along the Ring Road is ...
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Iceland - Visiting fjords from Reykjavík in 1 day

We're travelling to Iceland early May this year. Our accommodation will be in Reykjavík, but we would like to see the fjords in the north as well (around Ísafjörður). According to Google Maps, it's ...
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Flights to Greenland - seasonal ex-North America?

I'm looking to go from Canada/US to visit Greenland & Iceland (very tentative plans), but am having trouble finding flights. It seems that there's generally flights from Copenhagen, but I'd ...
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Iceland over Christmas period

I am trying to think of a good destination for a week-long bread over Christmas or New Year's day. I am quite keen to see the aurora, hence I was thinking about the northern countries and Iceland in ...
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Cellular Internet in Iceland?

Is it possible to purchase a pre-paid SIM card that with cellular Internet access in Iceland ? If so, in what parts of Iceland can I expect coverage ?
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Why are there no road maps for Iceland for my TomTom device?

Today, I tried to update the maps on my TomTom device with a road map of Iceland. For that I navigated to the online shop. Unfortunately, I couldn't find there any road map from Iceland. On the other ...
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Information about Fimmvörðuháls route

Today I've read an article about the Fimmvörðuháls trekking route in a magazine. As I'm planning a trip to iceland, without dates yet, I need some information I haven't found in Internet and maybe you ...
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What is the quickest way to get a car from London to Iceland?

I am considering going to Iceland and was wondering if it is feasible to take there my car with me. The only way to get there by ferry that I could find is described here, which suggests getting to ...
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How to get from Iceland to Greenland?

I'm planning to go to Iceland this summer. Since I've never been so close to Greenland before (except on a plane), I'm thinking about going to Greenland too. Is there any ferry or plane that goes from ...
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Driving in Iceland: a good idea?

For this summer I am thinking about going to Iceland. I would like to fly to Reykjavik, spend some days there, then rent a car, travel around the island and then fly back home. Now I have a few ...