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No, you don't need a visa for Iceland, if your whole trip remains within the Schengen area. Quoting the official EU Blue Card Network website, you're entitled to: Free movement within the Schengen area However, like @Greg Hewgill mentioned, if you're transiting through the UK or Northern Ireland, you might need a transit visa because they're not part ...


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I feel you are worried about the difficulty and quality of the roads, so I'll address that. The main roads are well maintained asphalt and it is easy to drive to the most popular spots like Golden Circle, Vik or glacier lagoon. There are many gravel side roads and in some of the areas they are the only option (West/East Fjords, including parts of the Ring ...


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Even for your later connection, 2 hours 54 minutes are above the minimum connection time for that airport (appears to be 2 hours according to this source). This means that you can book such a connection onto a single ticket. If the incoming flight is delayed and your will miss your connection, then you will be rebooked free of charge. You didn't write, ...


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I believe Iceland has the most road (by length) per person meaning a little money has to go a long way in maintenance. And priority will be given to those roads that are totally impassable rather than just poorly maintained. Whilst technically being a road quite a bit of it is gravel track and full of pot holes. This will increase wear and tear on a car ...


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Tips to rent for cheaper Last time I went I rented with SADCars. Compared to North American prices I still found it expensive, not to mention the horrifying price of gas (2.5CAD/L), but a much more palatable alternative to the more established companies. They rent some old cars with high mileage, some not very pretty, but mine did about 2000km without ...


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'Expensive' is relative. That said, a quick search on https://book.cartrawler.com saw me get prices for under 500 euros for ten days. Still not very pleasant, but better than 1100 euros. Your question is really asking why Iceland is so expensive, as the relatively high cost of things in Iceland is not limited to just car rentals. Numbeo shows that the cost ...



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