Some of the Icelandair Vacation Packages have been arranged and prepared by Iceland Travel. On this page you can find more practical information related to these packages.
A valid passport is required for travel to Iceland and must be valid for a minimum of three months beyond your planned departure date. Citizens of the United States, Canada and Europe do not need a visa for stays up to 90 days. Passengers of other nationalities should contact the Icelandic Embassy in their home country for visa information. Icelandair cannot be held responsible for refusal to a destination country. Ticket restrictions cannot be waived if a passenger does not possess proper documentation at time of entry. All visitors to Iceland must have proof of a confirmed return ticket upon arrival.
To rent a car in Iceland, the lead renter and driver must:
Iceland is an unspoiled country and roads can be rugged and difficult at times. As you drive carefully through both the urban and country environments, be sure to remember the following:
Additional tours may be offered by Iceland Travel during your holiday package, based on weather conditions, tour operator discretion and group interest. These tours are arranged and paid in Iceland. Side tours can include but not limited to boat tours at the glacial lagoon, glacier snowmobiling, etc.
The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic Krona. Currency exchange is available throughout Iceland, including a commission free exchange bureau operated by Arion Bank in both the arrival and departure halls at Keflavík International Airport. Most major credit cards are accepted in Iceland, but we strongly recommend that passengers using the more commonly-used Visa and MasterCard. Cirrus bank cards are also accepted at ATM machines in the country.
Cell phone coverage is both reliable and extensive throughout the country. You may find yourself snowmobiling through the wilderness amongst a herd of reindeer and decide to pull out your phone to grab a photo, and you notice you have full bars. It’s not uncommon, but we do recommend to contact your cell phone provider before your trip to discuss rates, device compatibility and availability while overseas.
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For information on foreign embassies located in Iceland, and Icelandic embassies abroad, please check out this comprehensive list from Embassy Pages.
Temperatures in Iceland are surprisingly mild for being so close to the Arctic Circle, with temperatures in Reykjavík ranging between 32°F-46°F (0°C-8°C), while year-round you can expect rain, snow, wind and sun, sometimes all in the same day!
In the winter, the sun rises later and sets earlier than in North America and Europe, but there’s still enough daylight to enjoy sightseeing no matter what part of the country you’re visiting. The additional darkness also means an increased possibility of glimpsing the northern lights.
Experiencing the weather and nature are part of the fun and adventure of travelling in Iceland. To get the most out of your experience, it is important to bring the right clothing as the weather in Iceland can change very fast.
The following is a list of suggested items to bring on your tour of Iceland. We suggest packing as light as possible, and with luggage porter service generally unavailable at hotels, a good rule of thumb is to bring no more than what you can comfortably carry between the transfer bus and your hotel room. We also recommend dressing in layers which can make it easy to change clothes throughout the day, potentially as quick as the changes in weather! That includes the summer, where despite higher temperatures than the other three seasons, the winds can be strong year-round, so being properly prepared is essential. Also, despite travelling close to the Arctic Circle, there are many opportunities for swimming and bathing in thermal waters throughout the year, so we highly recommend bringing a bathing suit (or two!).
Travelers can bring the following into Iceland:
These items can be expensive in Iceland, so if you would like to enjoy them during your trip, we recommend purchasing them in the Duty-Free shop when you arrive in Iceland.