Covid-19 Travel Information


We understand you might still be worried about traveling abroad. There are no Covid-related restrictions in Iceland anymore. This means you can travel freely and attractions are operating as normal.

That said, we know the situation might be different in your home country. That’s why we’re keeping our Book with Confidence promise. This means that if your plans are disrupted due to Covid-19, you can change your dates or get a refund.

Start by reading the checklist below to find out what you need to do to get ready for your trip to Iceland.


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PREPARING FOR YOUR TRIP TO ICELAND

Before and during your travels, we want to help you be prepared for everything. Here are our top tips on preparing for your trip to Iceland:

  1. Bring reusable face masks and hand sanitizer. Even though masks won’t be required in Iceland at the time of your visit, you’ll most probably need them for your flight.
  2. Monitor your health. It’s important that you get in touch with us if you’re feeling unwell. With our Book with Confidence promise, rest assured you’ll get a refund on your package if Covid-19 impacts your travels. 
  3. Check with your airline for specific flight requirements before departure.
  4. Purchase travel insurance and check your coverage carefully to see if you’re covered for claims related to Covid-19, including medical costs and repatriation.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To help you travel with confidence, we’ve answered commonly asked questions here. If you’d like more information on our booking policy, see our Book with Confidence promise below.


1. What are the entry requirements for Iceland?

There are no Covid-related restrictions on the border, regardless of your vaccine status. That said, normal visa requirements still apply.

2. Will I have to wear a face mask on my tour?

You aren’t required to wear a face mask, but you may feel more comfortable doing so.

3. What procedures are in place if I fall sick during my tour?

Should you become unwell at any point on your trip, contact us on our 24/7 support line. Our team will be there to support you throughout your tour and will react quickly to the situation. They’ll advise you on the next steps, such as where to go to seek medical attention.

They’ll also rearrange details of your tour where necessary and do everything to ensure you are well looked after.

4. What happens if Iceland’s national guidelines change during my tour?

If restrictions are put in place, your travel consultant will make adjustments to your itinerary where necessary. They may need to amend the route or make some other changes. You would not be charged any additional fees if rearrangements had to be made.

5. Where and how can I get my Covid-19 test before I return home?  

Many countries still require passengers to present negative Covid-19 test results before their journey home. The test results must be recent, taken within the last 24, 48, or 72 hours, depending on the rules of each country.

For some destinations, a PCR test is required while for others, a rapid antigen test is sufficient. Make sure you choose the test that is required for entering your next destination.

To get tested in the capital area, register online on the travel.covid.is website. Once ready, the certificate will be sent to your email address. Please check with authorities at your destination if they accept an electronic or printed certificate. 

Information on Covid-19 test center opening hours can be found on the Icelandic Directorate of Health’s website.

6. How much does a Covid-19 pre-departure test cost in Iceland?

The cost for a PCR test is ISK 7,000 for those not insured in Iceland. At the time of writing, this is around EUR 47 (USD 55). If you also need to pay for the certificate this should bring you to a total of around EUR 100 (around USD 116).

Rapid antigen (lateral flow) tests are free of charge.


TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE

Find out everything we’re doing to keep you safe and happy during your Icelandic adventure.

Our commitment

Your wellbeing and safety are at the heart of everything we do. This is why we’ve updated our terms, to give you flexibility and confidence when booking with us. On top of our risk-free booking, we also care for your peace of mind while you’re in Iceland. Here are our commitments to you.

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Flexible booking terms

Book now and pay later plan with only a 5% deposit required at the time of booking. We are also flexible in terms of changing your dates or cancellation. View our Book with Confidence promise.

 


Health and hygiene

When you travel with us, you can rest assured we are following and implementing measures that were developed in alignment with government authorities and health providers across our destinations. For example, we have implemented the World Travel & Tourism Council’s “Safe Travels” protocols and the Icelandic Tourist Board’s “Clean & Safe” pledge


Transport

We only work with trusted transport providers. If you are on a self-drive tour, your car will be thoroughly cleaned before you collect it.


Accommodation

We are working with our accommodation partners to ensure that they meet our new health and hygiene protocols. As you would expect, your room will be thoroughly cleaned prior to check-in.


Glacier Walking Group

Trained guides

In terms of private tours and day trips or excursions, your guide will be well-trained and prepared for any situation. They are there to keep you safe and help you have an unforgettable trip. Leave it to them to provide you with an authentic experience and to support you from start to finish.


Abandoned farm tour, East Iceland

24/7 help for emergencies

We’re with you every step of the way. If you urgently need to contact us, you can access our support line in the case of an emergency. Should anything unexpected occur, we will be there to assists you.



Book with Confidence promise

We welcome our guests to visit Iceland and as your wellbeing, safety and happiness are important to us, we want to make sure you’re able to book your travels with confidence.

In light of Covid-19 we have reviewed our cancelation policy. With our new terms, you’ll never lose your money on your Iceland Tours package. You can cancel or reschedule your tour without any amendment fees in the event of Covid-19 directly affecting your travels.

These terms apply to all our holiday packages (for up to 9 people) for arrivals in 2022 and they include:
• Book now and pay later plan with only a 5% deposit required at the time of booking.
• Risk-free booking.


Risk-free booking


In the event that Covid-19 directly impacts your travels, the following terms apply. Otherwise, our general cancelation terms apply.

With risk-free booking, you enjoy the flexibility  of rebooking your tour, on one occasion, without any changing fees, or canceling your tour and receiving a 100% refund.

The new terms provide the following assurances:

  • Option to change your travel dates, on one occasion, up to 72 hours prior to arrival date with no change fees.
  • Option to cancel your tour up to 72 hours prior to arrival date and receive a full refund.
  • Option to cancel your tour with less than 72 hours prior to arrival date and receive an 80% refund with the remaining 20% held as credit for a future trip*.

* Travel credit can be used by you, your friends or family members as a payment toward a new reservation with us within 36 months from the cancelation date.

Iceland Tours reserves the right to change the terms and conditions without notice.


WHY CHOOSE ICELAND TOURS?

Planning a foreign vacation can be stressful, but Iceland Tours makes it easy for you. Here are a few reasons why you should consider booking your trip to Iceland with us:

  • We offer great value at affordable prices, with no hidden fees. You can reserve your trip with a 5% deposit and pay the rest later
  • Book with confidence with our flexible terms. Change your dates or get a refund if your trip is canceled (terms apply)
  • Our tour designers have over 40 years’ experience putting together adventures in Iceland, so you know your trip’s going to be the best it can be
  • Don’t take our word for it – check out our fantastic reviews and see what people say about us!

We want you to have a great time in Iceland and make sure your trip is a memorable one!

Our certifications

Iceland Tours is certified by Vakinn, the Quality System of the Icelandic Tourism Authorities, ensuring our clients that we operate in an ethical, professional, and environmentally sustainable way.

Here below you can see some of the professional certificates pledges that reflect how we are committed to make your travel a safe experience for you.


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