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

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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?

Dear fellow travelers, 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 ...
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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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Driving Iceland's Golden Circle in October

I'll be in Iceland in mid-October, and I would like to visit the Golden Circle by driving around it myself. I've never been there before. I investigated tours, but the times aren't generally working ...
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What does the Apple Command key symbol (⌘) mean on Icelandic road signs?

I've just returned from a holiday in Iceland (I can heartily recommend it, BTW). I took a break from Stack Exchange as well, but I guess one can never stop being a moderator... I couldn't help but ...
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Iceland in high season: What to prebook? [closed]

We will be traveling in Iceland around the complete island for roughly three weeks. What excursion and sights should one prebook because they tend to be full if booked spontaneously on the day? We ...
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Renting a car in Iceland for summer travel on main roads: is a "Mini" class car enough?

I am planning a visit to Iceland in early May, when the road conditions should be okay on the main roads. I am planning on just driving the Golden Circle and Southern Iceland to Vik and back as two ...
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Iceland in March or April? [closed]

As a photographer, I'm debating visiting Iceland in mid-March v. mid-April with the hope of seeing the Northern Lights. I understand the roads are likely to be clearer in April, but the nights are ...
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Iceland's Schengen Area situation

Since Iceland is part of the Schengen Area is it possible to travel there by plane from mainland Europe (Schengen Area country) without a passport? The Schengen Area has abolished passport control ...
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How to travel between cities of Iceland?

1- I am planning a solo trip to Iceland this April for 4-5 days but I have some questions about it. I know every city has something worth seeing next to itself and I want to be in another city each ...
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How easy is it for an English only speaker to navigate Iceland [duplicate]

I am visiting Iceland in July and am interested in knowing how difficult it will be for an English and Spanish speaker to navigate the country?
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How can I find what cruises pass Iceland?

I've seen big cruise ships in the harbors of Iceland when I've been there. Now I'd like take a cruise somewhere from/to Iceland and wonder: what cruise ships stop in Iceland? Where are some resources ...
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What exactly is covered with this Icelandic car rental? [closed]

We're going to have an one-week trip to Iceland in March. As we want to travel around the island, we decided to rent a small car. But I'm not sure if everything is covered by the offered insurance: ...
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Powering devices in Iceland from USA?

I'm from USA and I'm traveling to Iceland soon. I read that Iceland power outlets are: a) Iceland sockets are Type F. USA sockets are Type A or B. b) Voltage in Iceland are 220V. Voltage in USA is ...
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Schengen visa for Iceland processed by the Danish embassy

I am going to apply for a Schengen visa for Iceland and I read on the VFS website that it's processed by the Danish embassy. Nowhere in the whole process do I see anything where the process differs ...
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How to buy a bus ticket to Reykjavik when arriving to Keflavik airport late at night?

I will arrive in Iceland at Keflavík International Airport at 23:10, and would like to take a Stræto bus within Reykjavík the following morning at around 07:30. How might I get hold of the ticket ...
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Can I take UHT milk to iceland?

I'm planning a trip to Iceland. Since my significant other is barely addressable before she had her first coffee the question arose how we can make sure to have milk when we arrive. The Iceland ...
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Washington DC to London through Iceland - Do Indian passport holders need Transit visa? [duplicate]

I have an upcoming trip to London from Washington DC via Iceland. I hold an Indian passport, H1B visa in US, and visitor visa for UK. I have booked WOW air and it has a stop in KEF airport in Iceland. ...
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