Visas and passport validity
As of 25 March 2001, Iceland is an associate member of the Schengen Agreement which exempts travellers from personal border controls between 22 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden, two European Economic Area (EEA) countries: Norway and Iceland, and then Switzerland. Great Britain and Ireland are not members of the Schengen Agreement.
Who needs a visa to travel to Iceland?
For detailed information about visa requirements to Iceland see The Icelandic Directorate of Immigration.
How to apply for a Schengen visa for Iceland
In the United Kingdom, Schengen visas for Iceland are arranged through the Denmark Visa Application Centre
The Battleship Building, 179 Harrow Road, London W2 6NB
Helpline: 0871 376 0023 Mon-Fri from 08:30-17:30
Visa applications can only be submitted in person with a prior appointment.
Passports and ID cards
A valid passport is necessary for visitors to Iceland, except for citizens of the Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
Citizens of the following countries may enter Iceland using, instead of passports, national identity cards issued by the competent authorities in their countries of origin: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland.
Visitors to Iceland should carry a passport valid for three months beyond their intended stay.