Iceland FAQ

How do I plan my trip to Iceland?

What is the Covid Cancellation Policy?

If travel is prohibited due to Covid, you can postpone your trip with no change fees. If you want to cancel your trip, the regular cancellation policy applies. If travel is not prohibited, but you are still too nervous to travel, we may still be able to postpone your trip.

Do I need a Covid test?

If you are vaccinated, you will get a Covid test at the airport (free of charge). You will go to your hotel and wait for the results (usually just a couple of hours). Then are free to do all your activities.

If you are going back to the U.S., you will need to get a Covid test before you depart Iceland. This is easy to get.

When should I travel to Iceland?

  • Summer / Midnight Sun: March-August
  • Winter / Northern Lights: September-March
  • Puffins: May-August

What are hotels like?

As for the accommodation in 3* hotels in the countryside, there will just be one standard double bed/queen size. The accommodation will not be very big properties, none of them are huge hotels. Please be aware that 3* hotels in Iceland are very Scandinavian, not big, only have double beds, and are very basic. They are clean an comfortable, but very basic. This is different from the U.S. where there are large rooms and king-size beds.

If you want adjoining room, we can request that, but it cannot be guaranteed.

What are the options for upgrading hotels?

There are no fancy hotels in the countryside, but there are nice hotels to upgrade to in Reykjavik.

  • 4-Star: Hotel Island or Grand Hotel Reykjavik
  • 3.5-Star: Hotel Fron
  • 3-Star: Skuggi Hotel

What car rentals are available?

In order of price from cheapest to most expensive:

  • 2WD VW UP or similar — Cheapest and smallest, only for 2 people
  • 2WD VW GOLF or similar — A little nicer for 2 people
  • 2WD FORD FOCUS Stationwagon or similar — Cheapest option we recommend for 4 people
  • 4WD Dacia Duster or similar — Cheapest 4WD
  • 4WD Toyota RAV or similar — Nicer 4WD

Do I need a 4WD to drive in Iceland?

4WD is not important in the  summer, the reason for these categories is the size of the car and comfort for 4 passengers. 

How much does gas cost for the rental car?

Cost for gas: approx $ 1.9 per litre of petrol & $ 1.8 per litre of diesel

Do I need a Visa to enter Iceland?

People from the U.S., Canada, and Europe do not need a visa. Here is the full list of countries that need a visa (get it ahead of time).

How do I get to Iceland?

See this map of where Icelandair flies from:

What Excursions are available on the Iceland Cruise?

Iceland Cruise Excursions

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