Getting to the Venue

Getting to Reykjavík

COVID

As of 25 February 2022, all Covid restrictions in Iceland have been lifted. This includes measures on the border. Presenting proof of vaccination, prior infection or a negative PCR or antigen test is therefore no longer necessary to enter the country. We will continue to follow the development of the pandemic and inform you of any change regarding restrictions.

Travel to Iceland

With the exception of the Smyril Line ferry Norröna, which docks at Seyðisfjörður in the north-eastern corner of the country, the only way to travel to Iceland is by air. Direct flights to Iceland are available from various locations in Europe and North America. The two local airlines – Icelandair and Play – operate from numerous airports on both sides of the Atlantic. Several other airlines offer flights to Iceland, particularly Wizz Air, but also EasyJet, Lufthansa, TUI airlines, and SAS, to name a few. For a full, frequently updated list of airlines flying to Iceland, see the website of the Keflavik International Airport.

The international airport is located in Keflavik, 50 km from the Reykjavik city centre. A taxi ride to downtown Reykjavik takes about 45 minutes and may cost between 110-140 Euros, depending on traffic. Two companies – Flybus and Airport Direct – operate bus transfers from the airport to Reykjavik and both of them offer premium tickets that include drop-off services to hotels and guesthouses. One-way tickets cost between 25-30 Euros. A somewhat cheaper alternative is taking the public bus – Strætó – no. 55, for little under 15 Euros.

Visa requirements

Iceland is a member state of the Schengen Area. Citizens from more than 100 countries outside of Schengen Area, that have not been exempted from obtaining a Schengen visa, wishing to visit Iceland must apply for a Schengen visa before entering the external borders of the Schengen Area. A Schengen visa enables its holder to enter, freely travel within, and leave the Schengen Area from any of the Schengen member states, for up to 90 days within any 180-day period.

Visa applications should be submitted no more than six months before the start of the intended visit, and, as a rule, no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the visit. The regular visa fee is 80 Euros. All information on who needs a visa, the process of applying and the necessary supporting documents can be found on the official website of the government of Iceland.

 

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