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 rapid antigen test or PCR test for travelers to return home. Please check if these rules apply for your home country. From 1st of April 2022 there is a charge for all asymptomatic tests.

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.

We strongly recommend that you / your clients have appropriate health and travel insurance and are aware of what is covered and included before traveling to Iceland. This is a good precaution in case you / your clients test positive for COVID 19 before traveling, upon arrival or during the trip in 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 important to notify the guide/staff on tour and think carefully of your own personal protection and that of your travel companions.

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

As of February 24, 2022, all COVID restrictions in Iceland will be lifted. However, if health authorities or government recommend or implement restrictions, we will make necessary alterations to the tour for the safety and enjoyment of our guests.

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.

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 RAPID ANTIGEN COVID test in advance of your desired test date. 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 available in Reykjavík, Akureri, and the town of Keflavík on the way to the airport. Test results are available within 15 minutes. You can book a test here or here.