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

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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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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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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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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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Android app for offline GPS maps

I am travelling to Iceland soon, and just found out that my Garmin GPS does not give directions in Iceland. I know that I will have plenty of locations with Wifi during my vacation, but this will not ...
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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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What is the best time of year to visit Reykjavík?

When I ask for the "best" time of year, I am looking for a reasonable balance of the following criteria, in order of importance: Mild weather. Ideally, warm enough to have coffee outside in a light ...
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Can we get by as English speakers visiting Iceland?

We're going to Iceland for the first time in September. Will we be able to get around ok just speaking English, or should we try to learn some rudimentary Icelandic? And is that even what their ...
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What are the wild camping regulations in Iceland?

I've read here that "in Iceland you are allowed to do this by law as long as you stay away from houses and use common sense like you say". Wild camping in Iceland is one of my ideas for the next ...
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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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What are these metallic plates found around Iceland?

What is the name and function of these circular metal plates we have seen in random locations around Iceland? They look like sime sort of star map or sun clock. We've seen this one along road 52 I ...
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How can I get to Iceland on a cargo ship?

Planning a low budget and environment friendly trip to Iceland from Helsinki, Finland next summer for me and my friend. Haven't been able to find relevant information on possibility for cargo travel (...
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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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What clothes are necessary to visit Iceland in July?

I'm planning a three weeks trip to Iceland in July and I'm concerned about what kind of clothes I need to bring with me. I don't have a rigid schedule, so this may vary, but right now I'm thinking ...
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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 I use my Swedish national ID card when traveling to Iceland?

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?
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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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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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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 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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Do SAS Plus passengers have lounge access at Keflavik airport?

I'll be traveling with SAS Plus from Keflavik, Iceland to Oslo, Norway. Will I have access to any lounge at Keflavik airport?
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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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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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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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Iceland over Christmas period

I am trying to think of a good destination for a week-long bread over Christmas or New Year's day. I am quite keen to see the aurora, hence I was thinking about the northern countries and Iceland in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Self Guided Northern Lights Tour

I'm going to Iceland this December with the hopes of catching the Northern Lights. We were considering doing a tour, but we were considering renting a car and drive around hunting for them ourselves. ...
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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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Solo driving in Iceland in late March

I'm from San Francisco and am planning to visit Iceland March 22nd - 31st. My goal is to do a lot of photography at Vík and Jökulsárlón. I decided to rent a car instead of joining tour groups. I am ...
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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 to get from Iceland to Greenland?

I'm planning to go to Iceland this summer. Since I've never been so close to Greenland before (except on a plane), I'm thinking about going to Greenland too. Is there any ferry or plane that goes from ...
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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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Ferries from Iceland to Portugal or Spain

Does anyone know if there are ferries from Iceland (any harbour) to Portugal or Spain?