Iceland Travel Advice

Make sure you are up-to-date with the pre-departure essentials before your trip to Iceland. 

Passport & Visas

If you are a citizen of the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the US, you do not require a visa to enter Iceland for stays up to 90 days. Check with your country’s embassy for the latest information regarding entry visa.

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from your arrival in Iceland, and you should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Iceland travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only, and you should check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling. 

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA 

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Iceland travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Iceland travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

The best time to visit Iceland is in summer when the nordic island offers a combination of the most ideal conditions. The weather is as warm as it gets in these higher latitudes with an average temperature of 8°C. You will get to experience the iconic Midnight Sun of Iceland if you come in summer. However, catching sight of the northern lights is relatively difficult compared to the winter. As days are unusually long from June to August, we recommend packing eye patches for good sleep. Also, keep in mind that summer is the peak season for Iceland tours, so you will find the must-see sights like the Blue Lagoon bustling with travelers.

  • The Shoulder Season

If you wish to avoid the crowds of summer and experience the best of quintessential Iceland, September to December is the best time to visit Iceland. Temperatures vary between -2 and 8°C, and the weather reveals the nordic spirit of the island. Prepare for occasional rainfall if you are traveling in October. From November to December, the skies become clear and the northern lights put on a dazzling show. The coming winter offers a perfect time for the best places to visit in Iceland. To get a taste of the county’s authentic atmosphere, plan a trip at Christmas when the festive cheer is at its most happening. 

Iceland travel advice
Passport & Visas

If you are a citizen of the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or the US, you do not require a visa to enter Iceland for stays up to 90 days. Check with your country’s embassy for the latest information regarding entry visa.

Your passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months from your arrival in Iceland, and you should carry your passport or travel document with you at all times. 

Check with your embassy or your official government website for foreign Iceland travel advice. Bear in mind that the information we provide is for guidance only, and you should check the details as it is your responsibility to have all the official documents ready before traveling. 

You can consult the latest travel advice from the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. We recommend all travelers to check their Government National Travel Advisory prior to their departure: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA 

Travel Insurance 

You need to have valid and adequate travel insurance before your tour with Travel Talk begins. It is your responsibility to have your insurance ready, but we are more than happy to provide you with guidance in the process. WorldNomads.com is one of the travel insurance providers that you can go with. You can visit our travel insurance page for more details. For now, here is some Iceland travel advice that you need to keep in mind when choosing the right plan.

  • To prevent any unwanted surprises, make sure your plan covers emergency medical situations, cancellations, and threats against your personal belongings.
  • Based on your tour and country, there may be adventure activities that your travel insurance does not include. So, look carefully at what your policy covers. 
  • Make sure you have the latest information regarding safety and health issues. You can find useful Iceland travel advice on governmental websites.
When to Go
  • The High Season

The best time to visit Iceland is in summer when the nordic island offers a combination of the most ideal conditions. The weather is as warm as it gets in these higher latitudes with an average temperature of 8°C. You will get to experience the iconic Midnight Sun of Iceland if you come in summer. However, catching sight of the northern lights is relatively difficult compared to the winter. As days are unusually long from June to August, we recommend packing eye patches for good sleep. Also, keep in mind that summer is the peak season for Iceland tours, so you will find the must-see sights like the Blue Lagoon bustling with travelers.

  • The Shoulder Season

If you wish to avoid the crowds of summer and experience the best of quintessential Iceland, September to December is the best time to visit Iceland. Temperatures vary between -2 and 8°C, and the weather reveals the nordic spirit of the island. Prepare for occasional rainfall if you are traveling in October. From November to December, the skies become clear and the northern lights put on a dazzling show. The coming winter offers a perfect time for the best places to visit in Iceland. To get a taste of the county’s authentic atmosphere, plan a trip at Christmas when the festive cheer is at its most happening. 

Useful Tips for Iceland Tours

money

Money Matters

The currency in Iceland is the Icelandic Krona (ISK). We recommend that you wait until you go to the city center to change your money. Exchange rates are usually more favorable in the city.

ATMs are available and credit cards are widely accepted, except in some remote locations.

We recommend carrying cash with you at all times.

Iceland travel guide

The Food Scene

Icelandic cuisine is simplistic just like the country itself. You will find a galvanizing richness in seafood.

Central locations like Reykjavik offer a variety of international cuisine.

Try brennivín, a local spirit that is hard on the tongue, known as ‘black death’, and is a perfect remedy for cold nights.

Iceland travel guide

Solo Travels

Are you traveling alone? You can stay in a single room if your accommodation in Iceland has the single supplement option.

You can also choose to be roomed with a solo traveler of the same gender.

Feel free to contact your tour leader if you require assistance.

iceland travel advice

Adventure Essentials

Our Iceland tours are packed with adventure activities for all travelers. Make sure you are prepared for the extreme conditions in Iceland.

Pack wool or fleece sweaters, thermal underwear, and hiking boots for the cold weather.

A bathing suit is essential for the Blue Lagoon, and towels are included.

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Why Book With Travel Talk

At Travel Talk our passion is providing unforgettable adventures and unique experiences for, and with, avid travellers like you. That’s why we only run tours to the most breath-taking destinations which we specialise in. Each tour is designed to take you to the heart of a new authentic culture.The wellbeing and safety of our passengers, staff and communities visited have always been our utmost priority. We are committed to ensuring your peace of mind with our enhanced Safe Travels protocols and Special Flexible Conditions, so that you can book and travel with confidence.

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