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AMERICAN CITIZENS VISITING ICELAND


TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS

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An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every American citizen for short-stay period in Iceland starting from 2021.

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A valid passport is required to enter Iceland. All tourists entering Icelandic territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Icelandic authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.


Visa
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every American citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.


Custom Regulations
Icelandic custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Icelandic territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:

  • Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), other tobacco products (250g).
  • Alcohol: Spirits (1L), wine (0.75L), beer (3L)
  • Food: 3kg of food not exceeding kr25,000


To protect the unicity of Icelandic eco-system the import of some goods like used riding gears, uncooked meats, milk, eggs, animals and plants, is strictly forbidden. Some items - for example, riding gears (saddles, bridles, halters and leather whips) requires disinfection certificate.
Other prohibited items are telecommunications equipment (other than your mobile phone), firearms and ammunition (which require a police permit) and of course drugs.


Currency Restriction
The government of Iceland applies no restrictions on import of foreign or local currency.



List of American diplomatic offices in Iceland


U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Iceland

Address: Laufasvegur 21, 101 Reykjavík, IcelandCheck on map


Phone: (354) 595 2200


Website: https://is.usembassy.gov/


Office Hours: The Embassy is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 17:00.



List of Icelander diplomatic offices in United States of America


Embassy of Iceland in Washington D.C., USA

Address: House of Sweden, 2900 K Street N.W. #509, Washington DC 20007-1704


Phone: +1 (202) 265 6653


Fax: (202) 265 6656


Email: icemb.wash@utn.stjr.is


Website: http://www.iceland.org/us


Office Hours: Opening Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Consulate General of Iceland in New York, United States

Address: 800 3rd Avenue, 36th floor, N.Y. 10022Check on map


Phone: 1 212 593 2700


Fax: 1 212 593 6269


Email: icecon.ny@utn.stjr.is



Medical Information

Recommended vaccines

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies

About Iceland

Capital: Reykjavik
Languages:
  • Icelandic;
  • English;
  • Nordic languages;
  • German

Area: 103,000 KM2
Population: 308,910
Timezone: UTC/GMT +0 hours
Currency: Krona (ISK)
Calling Code: +354

Power Sockets

Type C European 2-pin  C European 2-pin
Type F Schuko plug  F Schuko plug

Country Specific Info

Travel info for Iceland