Iceland visa and travel health insurance guide
January 04, 2019
There are exotic bodies of water all over Iceland. There's an exotic waterfall flowing over black lava rocks, a waterfall flowing into a cave, a volcanic cave lake and a medicinal spa that was formed from the discharge of a geothermal energy plant.
So, there’s a lot to get excited about when organising your visit to Iceland. To fully enjoy your adventure, make sure you give yourself peace of mind and organize your travel insurance policy as soon as possible, so you can kick back, relax and enjoy your vacation knowing that you have got all your bases covered.
Aside from finding the right cover for you, here are some other important travel tips to be aware of before you set off on your adventure:
Visa Information for Iceland
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Iceland?
U.S. Citizens will be allowed to enter Iceland without a visa for up to 90 days if your passport is valid for more than 90 days.
You will also need the following:
• A passport valid for your intended length of stay and at least 3 months beyond your intended stay
• Two blank passport pages for entry visa
• Valid return ticket
Health and Medical Advice
Before jetting off on your travels, you should check for any health risks, required vaccinations and any epidemic breakouts occurring in Iceland. It’s also a good idea to learn the emergency numbers and find out where the nearest hospital is in case of an emergency.
Do I Need to be Vaccinated When Travelling to Iceland?
There are no obligatory vaccinations when traveling to
Make sure to also update your routine vaccinations. The standard vaccines are:
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
Travel Health Updates in Iceland
There are currently no reported epidemics.
Emergency Contact Information in Iceland
No one ever wants to have to call the emergency services whilst they’re on vacation, but unfortunately accidents happen and it’s important to be prepared for when they do.
The emergency number for ambulance, fire and police services is 112.
Iceland Local Laws and Customs
Whale meat and products with whale meat are in abundance in Iceland, but these products are illegal in the US. Whale meat and other products that utilize whale parts are sold throughout Iceland
Safety and Security
Petty Theft and Crime
Iceland has very little crime. However, petty theft is always popular in places where tourist frequent. So, use caution when in busy places and keep your belongings with you, especially in crowded areas like train stations and popular tourist spots.
U.S. Embassy Reykjavik
Telephone: +(354) 595-2200
Emergency Telephone: +(354) 693-2907
Fax: +(354) 562-9118
Useful Tips for Iceland
Official Language(s): Icelandic
The most popular languages spoken in Iceland is Icelandic, English is the most common foreign spoken language.
Currency: Icelandic krona
Before your trip make sure to exchange enough Icelandic krona for your spending requirements and to get the best exchange rates.
Plug Sockets: Type C and F
Iceland uses two types of plug sockets: C and F. The standard voltage and frequency are 230V and 50 Hz. We would recommend that you buy a plug adapter if you don’t have one already.
You can determine if you need a converter or a transformer by looking at the appliance rating plate. A dual voltage rated appliance will display for example ‘INPUT: 110-240 V’ on the appliance body. In this case you wouldn’t need a converter or transformer.
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