Iceland Travel is working within guidelines set forth by the Icelandic health, safety, and tourism authorities during the covid-19 pandemic. Information can be found on the Directorate of Health and on Icelandic Tourist Board.

Information on traveling to and within Iceland, as well as rules at the border can be found on covid.is.

Some countries may require a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test for travelers to return home. Please check if these rules apply for your home country.

For testing and results, It is necessary to have a smart phone (or tablet) and to be able to access your email account while in Iceland. You will receive a barcode for the test to be used at the testing locations and to receive the results of your test via SMS and/or email.

If you or your client’s tests positive of Covid 19 before traveling,  upon arrival or during the trip in Iceland, we strongly recommend that they have appropriate health and travel insurance and are aware of what is covered and included before they travel to Iceland. 

We recommend that all our guests bring their own personal protective equipment they are most comfortable using, such as a mask, gloves and sanitizer.


Covid-19 Q&A

If someone tests positive upon arrival or anytime during the trip, is it covered under insurance? What expenses will they accrue?

As always, we strongly recommend that our guests obtain appropriate health and travel insurance and are aware of what is covered and included in their policies before they depart home.

What happens if someone on a group tour thinks he/she might possibly be Covid-19 infected?

If a guest on a tour has any Covid-19 symptoms, it is very important to notify the guide/staff on tour and follow the instructions given by the Icelandic health authorities. Changes in the program of the tour due to isolation/quarantine or testing for Covid-19 may incur additional costs which will be charged.

What will happen if local or international health authorities change travel advisories or restrict travel while a tour is taking place?

If health authorities or government recommend or implement restrictions for certain areas that are part of the planned itinerary, we will make necessary alterations to the tour for the safety and enjoyment of our guests.

If my tour operates, can I expect that parts of my itinerary will be changed, closed or unavailable? What will Iceland Travel do if this happens?

Iceland Travel will resume operations when we are confident we can provide an experience that best meets the planned itinerary and safeguards our guest’s well-being as best as possible. This new (and temporary) way of living and operating has affected all countries and our partners. We are all learning how to best operate in a constantly changing environment. Travel is an adventure – even during the best of times your itinerary may change depending on local events and conditions – and the adventure aspect of travel is all a part of the fun. Guests should expect that certain attractions may remain closed, are operating but not yet open to the public or are operating with limited services, hours, etc. Depending on local conditions, these changes may happen quickly and on a daily basis. We want to ensure every guest has a great time on tour and that everyone’s health and well-being always come first.

Will Iceland Travel provide face masks and sanitizer to all guests?

We recommend that all our guests bring their own personal protective equipment they are most comfortable using, such as a mask, gloves and sanitizer.

Will breakfast buffet be served at hotels ? If so, what kind of pre-cautions will be arranged?

Protocol might vary from one hotel to another. Health authorities have published guidelines regarding how breakfast (buffet) can be offered. The guidelines might change from time to time.

My country requires me to show a negative COVID test result in order to re-enter. How do I take this test while I am in Iceland?

Some countries now require passengers to present a negative COVID-19 test on arrival. You can find more information about how to order a test in Iceland here in the section “Testing of Asymptomatic Individuals for Travel Abroad.” You should book your test one week before your desired test date. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for your results to arrive by SMS. Most authorities do not accept SMS results and will require a certificate of your COVID-19 test. You should check whether authorities in your home country will accept an electronic certificate or require a printed one. Rapid Antigen COVID testing is also now available in the town of Keflavík on the way to the airport. Test results are available within 15 minutes. You can book a test here.