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

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Should you mention all travellers in Schengen visa cover letter?

3 of us are planning to apply for an Icelandic visa from India. Just to be clear and transparent, in the cover letter, we want to mention the details of the other 2 along with the passport numbers ...
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Schengen to Schengen with connecting flight via UK (non-Schengen)

Indian here with a single-entry Schengen tourist visa. I'm planning to visit Iceland (first port of entry) then Europe with a connecting flight via the UK (non-Schengen). Can I travel between Iceland ...
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Only one parent travelling back from US to EU with dual citizen child

There are already several questions on this site regarding travel with a minor and only one parent, but I don't think this specific situation has already been covered: My wife, me, and our minor child ...
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Extending stay in the Schengen area to travel to a new country within the approved period

I recently got my visa approved for a visit to Iceland (issued by the embassy of Denmark since they process the visa applications for Iceland in the country I applied from). My plan was to stay in ...
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Safe transport for a small parrot from Germany to Iceland

I am looking for safe options for transporting a small parrot from Germany to Iceland. What options are there for the bird and owner to travel together? Are there any airlines that fly from Germany ...
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Schengen Visa "member state of first entry"

I am filling in the Harmonised application form and at point 26, there is a field called Member state of the first country. I have my flight booked from India to Iceland via the Netherlands, where I ...
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Can I bring a butane/propane bottle on the MS Norröna ferry?

Can I bring a small camping fuel bottle (such as Primus Power gas) on the Smyril Line ferry MS Norröna between Hirtshals, Tórshavn, and Seyðisfjörður? I find conflicting information on the Smyril ...
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Are there any buses on route F26 in 2023?

Are there in 2023 any buses on Route F26 Sprengisandsleið (Sprengisandur Route) via Hrauneyjar, Nýidalur, and Goðafoss to Mývatn? An old tripadvisor post from 2019 suggests there is one bus per week ...
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Problems with applying for a Schengen Business Visa to Iceland

I have 2 questions: I am remotely working from India for a U.S. based company which has no offices/branches in India. I am invited to a company event hosted in Iceland. Question 1: In the list of ...
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How much are "Nap & Gos" in Iceland?

Like most people flying from North America, I will arrive in Iceland in the wee hours of the morning. I saw Visit Reykjanes offers a "Nap and Go" where you can rent a hotel room for a few ...
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Can we use both cash and card for payments in Iceland as a tourist?

Can we do EFTPOS payments (debit/credit card payment) in Iceland using an international debit/credit card, or is it better to use cash as a tourist? I am wondering whether many shops in Iceland use ...
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Midnight transport fron Keflavik international airport to Reykjavik

I am planning a trip for the Christmass holidays to Reykjavik. I will arrive at Keflavik international airport a little bit past midnight, and I am having trouble finding a way to get to Reykjavik ...
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Buying Isobutane/propane canisters in Reykjavik near Laugavegur?

I’m flying in for a backpacking trip and would like to pick up a gas canaster near my hotel before leaving the city. Where can you get isobutane/propane mix canisters (i.e. for Jetboil or MSR Pocket ...
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Iceland Tax Free Refund

I recently submitted a few tax free refunds in Keflavik airport with my debit card details handwritten on the receipt along with my name and address. Unfamiliar with the process I did not get any form ...
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Travelling entire Iceland camping only

let's just say I'm on an extreme budget but still want to travel the entire Iceland by camping. is it possible and is it allowed? Has anyone done this before? Can I still experience the culture, and ...
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Renting a vehicle in Iceland during the winter?

I am planning a visit to Iceland during the winter and assume that I might need a 4x4 to travel on the ring road. My questions are; Can we rent a vehicle prior to visiting Iceland or should we do it ...
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Single-ticket flights to or from Iceland that don't involve Keflavík

It seems like going to Iceland almost always requires an airport transfer in Reykjavík, and I'm wondering how strong that "almost" is. Does any flight exist with all of these characteristics?...
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Get Schengen visa from a US consulate, but fly in from India

I am an Indian citizen residing in the US on an H-1B visa. I am applying for a Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate in San Francisco to visit Spain, France, Germany, and Iceland this summer. ...
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Is transit visa required to transit through Reykjavik (KEF)?

I have a flight on April 27 from Delhi(DEL) to Toronto (YYZ) via Paris Charles De Gualle (layover of 4 hours 25 minutes) and next layover at Reykjavik(KEF) for 1 hour 30 minutes. Do I need to take ...
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What do Schengen border agents see on their computers when they scan the passport?

So upon landing in Iceland (KEF) from Canada, what would the border agent there see on their screen when I hand over my passport to them? Do they see where I came from and on which flight? Do they ...
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Skip the Schengen member state that issued me visa and visit another member state

I have a Schengen visit visa issued to me by Iceland (represented by Denmark in Canada). However, now I am planning to change my itinerary and not visit Iceland at all and instead visit France since I ...
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No Iceland visa appointments in London

According to the current rules, vaccinated travellers are allowed in Iceland. I am an Indian passport holder with a Tier 2 visa in the UK. I need a Schengen visa to visit Iceland but the VFS website ...
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Changing details on a submitted Iceland visa application

I submitted my Iceland visa application online on applyvisa.um.dk since Denmark handles visa applications to Iceland. The application cannot be edited now and I have also paid the visa fees and ...
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How to get to Iceland without flying?

I am planning a trip to Iceland this summer and to get there I am searching for the most environment friendly way to get there. What are my options to get to Iceland without flying? My starting ...
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Is the Smyril Line ferry from Denmark to Iceland an enjoyable experience?

A Smyril Line passenger & car ferry called the Norröna sails from Hirtshals in northern Denmark via Torshavn in the Faeroe Islands to Seydisfjördur in Iceland, roughly once a week all year round. ...
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What is a well-established, reputable day-trip tour company in Reykjavik? [closed]

I am planning a solo trip to Iceland staying at a hotel close to the city center in Reykjavik later in the month of July. Instead of doing the multi-day tours, I am looking to check-in to the hotel ...
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Intra-Schengen travel in April 2021

Can I, as a citizen of Russia with a tourist Schengen visa, get to Paris (planning to travel further to Italy and Iceland) for a few days with a tourist purpose? I am in Greece on a legal basis, ...
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Visiting Iceland: Details on quarantine regulations

I'm planning to visit Iceland for 1-2 weeks. My flight arrives on Saturday. So far I'm convinced about this few things: I'm tested already at the airport (unless I arrive past 10p.m., but that ...
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Iceland Covid restrictions for tourists [duplicate]

Does anyone have information /can point out reliable source on Iceland Covid restrictions for tourist travelling to Iceland in July 2020 ?
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Northern lights in Iceland during March [duplicate]

I am currently staying in eastern/northern Iceland and am trying to spot the northern lights. Do you have any tips to see them and/or can tell me how likely it is to spot them in the next week? The ...
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Can you bring tax-free alcohol on Air Iceland Connect?

I would like to bring some nice champagne with me and I know I can get as far as to kef with it but am I allowed to bring it with me on board Air Iceland Connect as hand luggage from rkv to aey? I ...
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Trip to iceland: paying for tours or taking bus/car

I will be in Iceland for three nights during the new year holidays.The are different websites that offer tours in Iceland with different prices. I can also take bus or rent car and explore by myself. ...
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Is travel history required for Iceland and Estonia [duplicate]

I am a Nigerian, I understand the issue of travel history problems. But i want to know something, Please does Estonia and Iceland require travel history to apply for a tourist Visa? I work in a Bank ...
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How do you behave in icelandic public swimming pools?

I've been to Iceland a few times and my relatives have informed me that when taking a bath in the public swimming pools there are a lot of rules to follow. In Sweden, where I live, the only rule is ...
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Is it practical to travel to Iceland without booking accommodation in advance in late September?

I was wondering if it would be feasible to do Iceland's route 1 but only booking accommodation one or two nights in advance? Specially looking at late September, and only requirement of accommodation ...
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booking flights to iceland when wanting to arrive and leave from different cities [closed]

I will be going to Iceland for a couple of weeks in Feb. Is it possible to fly into Akureryi and rent a car and then fly out of Keflavik? Is it alot more expensive to do it this way? Do I need to ...
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If I leave the US through an airport, do I have to return through the same airport?

My wife and I are flying to Iceland and we are trying to book tickets but I wasn't sure about the flights. So I am just asking to clarify. If I leave the US through an airport, do I have to return to ...
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Can I travel in Schengen states until the last day of the validity on my D-visa/residence permit

I am a Chinese citizen working in Denmark. I have a Danish D-visa and temporary Danish residence permit valid until end of October, 2019. I am traveling to Iceland as a tourist in August 2019. I saw ...
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Combined Business and Tourism Trip to Schengen Area. Which consulate am I supposed to approach for a visa? [closed]

I am traveling to France for X days on a business event and following that am going on a vacation trip to Iceland where I will be staying for X+6 days and X+5 nights. As I understand the procedures ...
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Which airport will I land at in Iceland if my ticket says "Reykjavik Keflavik Internationl Apt."?

I have booked my flight from London to Iceland. The flight ticket says London Heathrow Apt - Reykjavik Keflavik Internationl Apt. I checked on Google Maps; it shows Reykjavik Domestic, Reykjavik ...
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Do I need a passport for Switzerland and Iceland?

I need a clarification about the necessity of having a passport while travelling in Europe (I am an Italian citizen, living in Italy). I'm going to go in Iceland but the plane will stop in Geneva (...
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How busy are the Faroe Islands during summer compared to Iceland?

Having been to Iceland a few times, I know how extremely busy it can get in the summer, especially in the south. Last summer I was in Greenland and I really enjoyed the absence of mass tourism. How ...
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Cargo Ship From Helsinki to Norway? [duplicate]

I should like t travel by ship from Helsinki to Norway, but prefer cargo instead of cruise ships. In Norway, the Hurtiguten line runs ships along the western coadst of Norway, stopping at ports along ...
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Recommended car insurance for driving Iceland golden circle in Winter?

I was originally going to be visiting Iceland in October but my trip has been delayed to January/February timeframe, which would be mid Winter. Iceland car insurance has a dizzying array of options. ...
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Ferries from Iceland to Portugal or Spain

Does anyone know if there are ferries from Iceland (any harbour) to Portugal or Spain?
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What are the opening times for the main attractions on Iceland's Golden Circle (Gullfoss, Geysir, Þingvellir) during Summer?

This is a follow up question on JonathanReez's question How crowded are Iceland's main sites during summer? Iceland is getting more tourists year on year - according to a report from the Icelandic ...
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How crowded are Iceland's main sites during summer?

I've purchased a ticket with a long stopover in Iceland on June 18th. I'm planning to travel the "Golden Circle" by car, sleeping in a tent at camp sites. Just how crowded can I expect Iceland to be ...
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Should I start conversations in Icelandic while travelling there? [closed]

I recently got back from another country and I had been learning that country's language for several years previously. That was the first international destination I had ever been to, but I plan to ...
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Traveling around Schengen Area with a single entry Iceland Visa

I'm going to Iceland with a single entry "Schengen States" Visa. On my way back to Egypt I'll pass by Frankfurt and Athens with flights. Will I face any problems regarding entering the other countries?...
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Is 4 days enough to discover Iceland's Ring Road and Golden Circle by rental car in late March?

We plan to rent a car from 22nd to 26th of March 2019. Our plan is to explore the Ring Road, including the Golden Circle. Do we have enough time to explore these places in 4 days? Is it safe to ...
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