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Questions tagged [iceland]

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

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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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Transit visa for Indian nationals [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen with an Indian passport. I will be traveling to Canada this winter. Will I need a transit visa for iceland if I'm just transiting through for my return to India?
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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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Ice Caves tour in October in Iceland

I am planning to go to Iceland in October and want to visit Ice caves. But almost all Ice cave tours begin in November. Can someone please advise if it is possible to visit them on our own?
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What is the non-emergency 24 medical assistance number in iceland?

I'm looking for the equivalent of the UK's NHS 111 number, for 24-hour medical assistance, in Iceland. The NHS webpage says: 1770 – medical assistance The US embassy disagrees with this, but then ...
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Is Route (F)35 Kjölur (still) considered a 4WD / mountain vehicle road?

Google, Wikipedia, and my paper maps, all classify the road from (near) Gullfoss to the ring road between Blönduós and Varmahlíð as an F-road (F35), which requires a 4WD and on which "normal" rental ...
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How many cars/day pass over route F35 Kjölur in September?

In the second half of September, I am travelling from Kerlingarfjöll (Iceland) back to civilisation. Two taxi companies have quoted a price of ISK 125000 (€1052) by road and €1650 by air respectively,...
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Schengen visa for Indian studying in USA [closed]

I want to visit Iceland at the end of my studies in December before I return to India, i.e. I am in the USA on an F-1, want to visit Iceland and then go to India. What would I have to show to convince ...
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How to get from Reykjalið (Mývatn) to Askja without a car?

Any bus companies offer transport from Reykjalið (Mývatn) to Askja? Or maybe Hitchhiking?
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What kind of cars for F roads and river crossing during summer in Iceland?

In many forums a 4WD car is mentioned but not much details beyond that. The official road conditions website differentiates between "passenger cars" and "cars suitable for highland roads" but without ...
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Does a UK residence card count as an Article 10 residence card?

My wife and I are travelling to Iceland later this year. I am an EEA national (British) and my wife is a non-EEA national (Chinese). We live together in the UK where she is on a spouse visa and holds ...
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Are hotel reservations necessary in Iceland in April?

We just decided to visit Iceland April 1-9; that's in 3 weeks, which means we haven't done much planning or organization. We are wondering how practical it will be to improvise once we leave Rejkavik, ...
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Shortest transatlantic flight from Europe to somewhere, so that continental US can be reached by land (with possible ferry)

I am trying to find a route from Helsinki, Finland to Washington, DC, USA so that the air time is minimized, as the person travelling is afraid of an air travel. Assume, visas are not a problem. ...
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Where can I see volcanic rivers in Iceland?

A Google search for ["volcanic rivers" iceland] returns a lot of results, with some amazing images like this: But I have not been able to find any information on where you can see volcanic rivers in ...
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Keflavik International Airport to Selfoss

I will arrive in Keflavik International Airport Iceland and I have to meet with my friend traveler at Selfoss. I am looking for bus timetables but I can't find info. Does anyone has info about this?
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How to get to the Blue Lagoon from Reykjavik cheaply?

What is the way to get from Reykjavik to the Blue Lagoon for the cheapest price?
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Car hire in Iceland which allows someone other than the driver to pay?

I am planning a trip to Iceland with a few friends at the end of February, and we are looking to hire a couple of cars while out there. We have a slight issue at the moment though in that the car ...
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Can I expect “winter” scenery in Iceland in April?

I am willing to travel to Iceland, renting a car and making a trip across the country. What I expect seeing the most is viewing the "winter" scenery of Iceland: snow, glaciers, frozen waterfalls, ice ...
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How do I roast a marshmallow over lava in Iceland?

The title is basically my question. I'll be going to Iceland in mid-February. I've got it in my head that I want to make a s'more, cooking over lava as a heating method, while I'm there and I'm ...
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Schengen visa for an Indian student in Ireland

I currently studying in Ireland and would like to apply for a Schengen visa to visit Iceland. I'm planning to go by the end of January. Where to apply for visa in Dublin? What are the general ...
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Iceland in late Autumn

We're currently planning our honeymoon and visiting Iceland was always one of our dream destinations. We want to take the trip in September and/or October, however for most of the "best places to ...
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Where can I find unspoilt parts of Iceland: free from sheep and with natural vegetation?

Since humans arrived to Iceland, 96% of forests have been cut down and the vegetated part has reduced from 60% to less than 25%, due to severe erosion caused by sheep overgrazing. The Soil ...
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What are some pros & cons of doing multiple single day tours vs multi-day tour in Iceland?

My friend and I are visiting for 5 days in early Jan and are uncertain as to whether we should base ourselves in Reykjavik and do multiple single day tours. Or go on an actual multi day tour like ...
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Iceland Information: Travel information and maps

I am going to be in Iceland for a few days and wanted to get some up-to-date information on the roads. I've seen the http://www.road.is/ site, however this doesn't give any details regarding when or ...
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I've been to Keflavik, Iceland, but now I can't find it on the map! [closed]

On a whim, I decided to check out Google Maps and see how far it was from Reykjavik to Keflavik (the name of the airport of course, and also, from what I remember, the name of the town for which the ...
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Ski touring in Iceland

We (group of 4) are from Switzerland and want to go to Iceland the first two weeks of April 2017. Our primary goal is to go backcountry skiing (walk up with skins on the skis, then ski down). We're ...
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Is it sensible to go around Iceland in winter in a single week (Saturday to Saturday)? [closed]

After asking questions and reading some answers I'm starting to wonder. Am I being a fool or just scaring myself?
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How likely it is to miss a booked room in a hotel due to a storm in Iceland? [closed]

In winter it is low season so I guess there should be available rooms in the hotels. I don't care about booking or not booking rooms, but I've read that you could get stuck in the road ring due to a ...
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How hard Is it to drive in winter at night in Iceland?

We're Spanish drivers, used to nice sunny roads, I expect it would be difficult but doable, but I would like to ask for some things you have to be extra careful which we may not be aware of.
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Travelling to Iceland and UK

We will be travelling to the UK (holding valid multiple entry visa) and to Iceland with a Schengen visa. Can we visit the UK first and then travel from London to Iceland?
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Issues with Short Term visa for Iceland

My Background I am from India living in Canada with a work permit. I want to visit Iceland and for this I need to apply for Short stay visa. Visa Requirement The embassy of Denmark which handles ...