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?


Yes, Iceland is closely associated with the EU and all EU citizens can go there with their ID card (if they have one, of course). It's also part of the Schengen area, which means there is no systematic border checks and it's even possible you won't have to show your ID at all.

Finally, Iceland is also a member of the Nordic Passport Union, which means that Swedish citizens were already exempt from the passport requirement anyway, as mentioned on the page you found.

Depending on airline policy and on the airport, you might still have to show an ID at some stage but your national ID card will be enough.

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    Have successfully travel to and from Iceland using only a national ID card. – Mikael Dúi Bolinder Jul 18 '17 at 12:20
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    @MikaelDúiBolinder Your ID is valid across Europe, except for Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, as well as Georgia, French overseas territories, and on organised tours to Tunisia and Aqaba (Jordan) – Crazydre Aug 21 '17 at 8:51
  • @Crazydre Why is this national ID card not accepted in the French overseas territories? – Relaxed Aug 21 '17 at 8:55
  • @Relaxed It is, that's what I meant – Crazydre Aug 21 '17 at 8:56

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