Gljufrabui, Iceland.

Iceland is open!

Iceland has opened up its borders. All travelers who have been vaccinated or those who have had covid-19 and have antibodies can now travel to Iceland without undergoing tests or quarantine. 

NEW ENTRY RULES FROM 1 MAY

From 1 May, the following rules apply:

I have been vaccinated against Covid-19
You can travel to Iceland without undergoing tests or quarantine. While waiting for standardization of an international digital vaccination certificate, Iceland accepts the international vaccination card (yellow) as proof.

I have had Covid-19
If you have a valid certificate proving that you have had Covid-19 and have antibodies, you can enter Iceland without undergoing tests or quarantine. The certificate must prove that the person has already contracted Covid-19 and recovered, and be issued within the EEA/EFTA area.
 
I have not been vaccinated or had Covid-19
From 1 May 2021, countries will be classified into different risk zones. If you come from a country with a low risk of infection (green or orange zone) and can show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure you will only be tested at the border. If this test is negative, you can enter Iceland without undergoing further tests or quarantine.
 
However, if you come from a country where the spread of infection is considered high (red zone), you must undergo double tests with a five-day quarantine in between. These tests are free. 
 

Geysir landscape in Iceland.

ICELAND HAS THE LOWEST INFECTION SPREAD IN EUROPE

Iceland currently has the lowest spread of infection in Europe, and is now marked as a so-called green zone by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. Recently, few new cases have been registered and vaccination has begun. Restrictions are eased and life is now beginning to return to a more normal state.

Iceland is a country that has been mentioned as a role model in the international press for its handling of reducing the spread of the coronavirus. 
 

Aerial view of Geysir in Iceland.

ABOUT OUR ICELAND HOLIDAYS FOR 2021

  • As we currently have free cancellation and rebooking on all trips, it is also completely safe to book your trip today.
  • Direct flights from Belfast (BHD), Bristol (BRS), Edinburgh (EDI), London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN), Glasgow (GLA) and Manchester (MAN). Connecting flights from other airports in the UK are also available.
  • Most activities run as usual and all our suppliers have taken measures to minimize the spread of infection and can sometimes have special restrictions due to the coronavirus.
  • Iceland is still an exclusive destination but gratifying for this year, we see price levels for accommodation and activities that are significantly lower than it has been in recent years. With fantastic landscapes, open spaces and a unique range of attractions and activities, Iceland is the perfect destination for your next trip in 2021.

FREQUENT QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Here are our answers to some of the most frequent questions we get that may be helpful to know when planning your vacation to Iceland 2021.

While waiting for standardization of an international digital vaccination certificate, the usual international vaccination certificate (yellow) is primarily used as proof regardless of where you were vaccinated. You can get this certificate at your vaccination clinic or health center. However, it is of utmost importance that it is filled in correctly and has a vaccine stamp or sticker and passport number.
 
Updated information regarding terms and requirements for other types of certificates can be found at the Directorate of Health.

I have been vaccinated against Covid-19
You can travel to Iceland without undergoing tests or quarantine. While waiting for standardization of an international digital vaccination certificate, Iceland accepts the international vaccination card (yellow) as proof.

I have had Covid-19
If you have a valid certificate proving that you have had Covid-19 and have antibodies, you can enter Iceland without undergoing tests or quarantine. The certificate must prove that the person has already contracted Covid-19 and recovered, and be issued within the EEA/EFTA area.
 
I have not been vaccinated or had Covid-19
From 1 May 2021, countries will be classified into different risk zones. If you come from a country with a low risk of infection (green or orange zone) and can show a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure you will only be tested at the border. If this test is negative, you can enter Iceland without undergoing further tests or quarantine.
 
However, if you come from a country where the spread of infection is considered high (red zone), you must undergo double tests with a five-day quarantine in between. These tests are free. 

On our package holidays to Iceland, free rebooking or cancellation is valid until 30 days prior to departure. This means that in case of cancellation, regardless of reason, we will refund what you have paid. You can also choose to rebook the package holiday free of charge. These conditions apply until further notice and apply to all our package holidays to Iceland. We always rely on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office´s (FCO) travel recommendations and follow the Package Travel Act. As long as there is no advice against travels to Iceland, all package holidays are operating as planned and our flexible cancellation and rebooking conditions apply. These conditions apply to new bookings from October 5, 2020, and onwards. For bookings made before October 5, 2020, or re-bookings, conditions stated in the original booking apply.

Flexible terms for vulkan group´s package holiday:

  • No later than 30 days prior to departure: Free rebooking or cancellation free of charge.
  • 29-8 days: Free rebooking or cancellation fee 20% of the trip price *.
  • 7-3: Cancellation fee 75% of the trip price *.
  • 3-0: No refund *.

* In cases where the package holiday includes airline tickets or hotel non-ref rooms, there is also a cost for these (29 days or less prior to departure).
 

In case of cancellation as a result of advice against travels to Iceland from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), free rebooking to another travel date applies. There is also a possibility to use the amount paid for a future holiday or receive a refund.

This is provided that you booked before the advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) came and that your departure date is or was planned during the time the FCO advises against travel.

OUR ICELAND HOLIDAYS FOR 2021

Discover our fantastic holidays and book your dream Iceland holiday today!