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A popular destination, Iceland is known for its natural, rugged beauty.
Iceland is the ideal place for hiking, horseback riding and dozens of other activities. With attractions like volcanic waterfalls and the Aurora Borealis, Iceland is a great destination.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Iceland. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Iceland: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Travelers can spend up to 90 days in Iceland without a visa for tourism. You will need a passport with at least 30 days validity. In some cases, proof of onward travel is required.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Despite Iceland’s name and northern location, it has a fairly mild climate. The Gulf Stream current brings warmer waters and higher temperatures. This keeps the weather fairly mild.
Iceland’s average temperatures in January, the coldest month, is in the 30’s. July temperatures are in the 50’s. Because of the Gulf Stream, Iceland often experiences abrupt and frequent weather shifts.
Iceland’s different coasts experience a slight variety in weather. The northern and eastern coasts, are generally colder in the winter but warmer in the summer. They also experience less snow and rain. Iceland is known for its strong winds.
Iceland is a safe country for travelers. It has a very low crime rate, with only rare incidents of violent crime. The most common crime is theft or pickpocketing. Be aware of your possessions at all times. Don’t leave your belongings unattended in public places.
One of the most iconic and popular tourist destinations in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon. This is a warm mineral-rich geothermal pool that many people claim can help heal. The lagoon is actually a man-made phenomenon. But, it uses natural heat from volcanic vents to heat the water. While most of the water is warm, there is a special section that is an even higher temperature for those who want some extra heat.
The lagoon is run by a nearby hotel and spa. You can choose to buy an entrance ticket with basic entry to the lagoon. Or, you can spring for a few other experiences with extra spa bonuses, like mud masks and other spa pampering.
The Blue Lagoon can be reached by car from Reykjavik, the capital city, as well as from the airport. Public vans are available, or you can rent a car or arrange your own private transportation. You can also choose to stay at the hotel on the Blue Lagoon to cut travel time.
To enjoy your stay in Iceland to the fullest, be sure to bring along a few essentials:
Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland, is where the U.S. Embassy can be found.
U.S. Embassy Reykjavík
Phone: (354) 595 2200
Before traveling, consider signing up with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. This notifies local embassies of your arrival and will keep you updated with important travel information.
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