Iceland

Entry allowed but some restrictions may apply. Test required.
Quarantine is required unless you are either recovered, vaccinated or negatively tested. Find more details on official websites.

Pre-entry clearance formTravelers might be required to fill out the pre-travel clearance form. Fill the form on official website.

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What is the COVID situation in Iceland?

+135 New COVID cases in Iceland
0 New COVID deaths in Iceland
81.96% Fully vaccinated

Data source: Our World In Data / Data updated on December 3, 2021

Data last reviewed on: 1 November 2021

Basic facts about Iceland

Iceland is a small country located in Northern Europe. The capital of Iceland is Reykjavík and the most spoken language is Icelandic. The national currency in Iceland is Icelandic króna (ISK).

What taxi apps are available in Iceland?

Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Iceland. However, there may be also other local taxi apps available there.

Practical information

Icelandic króna (ISK)Official currency
1 EUR~146.6 ISK
1 USD~129.58 ISK

Check with your bank to determine if there are any costs for international transactions. When you use a foreign ATM, your home bank will typically charge you a fee. While some banks don't charge a fee, some charge a fixed fees for every withdrawal or provide a limited amount of free withdrawals.

When you spend money abroad with your card, you're unlikely to get the interbank exchange rate. This implies that each time you spend in a foreign currency, you may be paying a significant fee. Varying service providers may charge different markups, but they should not exceed 3% of the transaction value on average.

To reduce the transaction costs, you may choose to consider one of the travel cards offered by the following mobile banks: Wise.com, Revolut, N26 or Monose

What socket types are used in Iceland?

There are 2 common plug types used in Iceland:

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

What countries need visa to enter Iceland?

Currently, citizens of 93 countries can enter Iceland without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

What are visa requirements to enter Iceland?

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Iceland.

Data last reviewed on: 1 November 2021

Is it safe in Iceland?

The U.S. State Department uses a four-level travel advisory system. The levels show how safe it is to travel throughout the world. The countries with the lowest level (1) are considered safe for visitors, while those with the greatest level (4) should be avoided, at least temporarily.

On November 15, 2021, the risk level for Iceland was changed to Level 4: Do Not Travel.

Emergency phones in Iceland

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

How much tobacco and alcohol can you bring to Iceland?

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

The minimum age for bringing alcoholic beverages into Iceland is 20 years and 18 years for tobaccos.

Alcohol

Examples of possible combinations:

  • 1 litre spirits and 0.75 litre wine and 3 litres beer or
  • 3 litres wine and 6 litres beer or
  • 1 litre spirits and 6 litres beer or
  • 1.5 litres wine and 12 litres beer or
  • 18 litres beer

Tobacco

200 cigarettes or 250g of tobacco

Data last reviewed on: 1 November 2021

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