A valid passport is required for all foreign nationals entering Iceland and it is..Travel Health
Infectious diseases are not a problem in Iceland and inoculations are not required except..Local Currency
The local currency is the Icelandic krona and notes are in denominations of kr5,000..Weather
Tempered by the Atlantic Gulf Stream Iceland has surprisingly mild winters for a country..Local Customs
Most Icelanders are friendly and helpful however many tourists (including Europeans) find..Languages
The official language of Iceland is Icelandic however most Icelanders speak English...Transport Options
The international airport for Iceland is Keflavik in the southwest of the country and is..Travel Tips
Handshaking is the normal form of greeting and typically an Icelander is called by their..Local Food
Icelandic food is generally based on lamb and fish with Scandinavian and European..Local Timezones
Iceland is in the Western European Time Zone. Western European Standard Time (WET) is..Dutyfree Limits
The following goods may be imported into Iceland by persons over 18 years (tobacco..
A valid passport is required for all foreign nationals entering Iceland and it is advisable to ensure that your passport has at least six months validity when visiting any foreign country. Along with 24 other European countries, Iceland is a signatory to the Schengen Convention. That means a visa to any other signatory state of the Schengen Agreement is valid in Iceland too (in most cases). No visa is required for citizens of other EU member states, and citizens of some selected nations with whom the European Union or Iceland have special treaties can enter Iceland for up to 90 days in a 180 day period without a visa. This includes Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and US citizens, among many others. Be aware that the 90 day limit runs concurrently across the whole of the Schengen zone and the countdown begins when entering any of the signatory countries. It does not reset when travelling into another country covered by the Schengen agreement. Visas cannot be issued in Iceland so you must hold one before entry if required to do so. You may be required to show immigration officials that you have return or onward tickets and adequate means of support and accommodation upon entering Iceland. More info on the Schengen Agreement and travel documents for EU citizens can be found at http://europa.eu/travel/doc/index_en.htm
EU nationals staying longer than 90 days will need to apply for a residence permit from the directorate of immigration in Iceland. Return or onward tickets are required by all Australian, Canadian and US nationals.
As entry requirements may change from time to time it is strongly advised that you check with the department of foreign affairs or your local consulate or embassy for the current requirements.
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We strongly advise that all Australian travellers check the latest travel advice on the Australian Government Smart Traveller site.