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Skip the Schengen member state that issued me visa and visit another member state

Well, your visa was issued under the assumption that Iceland would be the main destination of your trip. What you want to do is possible, but the border officers that you will encounter in France are ...
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Skip the Schengen member state that issued me visa and visit another member state

Yes. See question 6 here: Can I enter the Schengen area in country X, while the visa was issued by Schengen country Y? As a general rule you may cross any Schengen border with visa issued by any ...
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Renting a vehicle in Iceland during the winter?

I went to Iceland at the end of March some years ago (2009). We rented from (I think) Hertz at Keflavik, I don't remember whether we booked it ahead of time. The car we got was this: which was a ...
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Get Schengen visa from a US consulate, but fly in from India

No. The Schengen Visa Code requires visa applicants to apply in their place of residence. There is no requirement to arrive in the Schengen area directly from your place of residence. Your plan is ...
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Is transit visa required to transit through Reykjavik (KEF)?

Unless you are allowed to enter the Schengen area without a visa, I assume you are not, you do not only need a transit visa, but a completely regular Schengen visa for that itinerary since you have ...
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Travelling entire Iceland camping only

travel the entire Iceland by camping. Is it possible and is it allowed? Yes, as long as you stay on campgrounds. Iceland does not have a generic "right to roam" permission allowing anyone ...
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Is the Smyril Line ferry from Denmark to Iceland an enjoyable experience?

Got to this roundabout because stackexchange celebrates its oldest sites. We took the Norroena to and from the Faroer for the 2015 total solar eclipse. The captain didn't want to take it out of the ...
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Renting a vehicle in Iceland during the winter?

You can rent before visiting There are the usual global brands Yes, an IDP is accepted, an EU/EWR common format DP or older national DP is also sufficient on its own 1 2 I was there during summer, so ...
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Single-ticket flights to or from Iceland that don't involve Keflavík

As you note, the vast bulk of flights from Iceland to the outside world arrive and depart from Keflavík, and most reasonable real-world itineraries are best served by one of these flights. There are, ...
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Single-ticket flights to or from Iceland that don't involve Keflavík

According to Niceair to connect northern Iceland to London, Copenhagen and Tenerife (March 2022), Niceair will start flying between Akureyri and a few European locations: The company expects to start ...
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Renting a vehicle in Iceland during the winter?

Can we rent a vehicle prior to visiting Iceland or should we do it after landing? Yes, and I would advise you do so as the 'walk up' rates are often higher than 'pre-paid' ones. What are Iceland's ...
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Android app for offline GPS maps

Recently I had the same problem. I wanted to go on a long road trip where usually the internet is not available. I saw that Google maps do have the option to download maps for offline usage but it's ...

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