Frequently Asked Questions…
Do American Citizens need a visa to visit Iceland?
US Citizens do not require a visa to enter Iceland as tourists for a stay of fewer than 90 days. The total stay within the Schengen area must not exceed 90 days in any period of 180 days.
Please note, that US Citizens must have a passport that is valid for 3 months beyond their intended stay in Iceland.
If I need a visa, how to I apply?
For foreign nationals living in the United States who wish to visit Iceland should see the following resource for country specific information.
Should I apply for a Schengen Visa?
A Schengen visa allows free travel through its 27 member nations. Requirements differ based on which one’s nationality. Search the Iceland’s Directorate of Immigration website for information about your country.
What if I lost my passport or it has expired?
For Icelanders living or staying in the US who hold an expired passport or who have lost their passport. Contact the nearest consulate immediately.
Voting by Absentee Ballots in local, national, or presidential elections
Can I cast an absentee ballot?
Icelandic citizens living outside of Iceland who have already registered to vote, may receive a ballot for local, national, and presidential elections from their nearest consulate. All ballots must be mailed back to Iceland on time in order to be counted.
Immigrating to Iceland
How does one apply for residence in Iceland?
To begin this process, see the Immigration and Visa page on Íslands.is to begin the appropriate paperwork for your situation.
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What to do in Iceland
What should I do on a short trip or long weekend?
Golden Circle, https://www.iceland.org/golden-circle
What should I do on an extended visit?
How do I find information on current events and festivals?
Grapevine Events, https://events.grapevine.is
How do I get from the airport in Keflavík to Reykjavik?
How do I get from the airport in Keflavík to Akureyri?
Visit Akureyri, https://www.visitakureyri.is/en/plan-your-visit/transport
Mr Einar Steinsson, Honorary Consul, Chicago, IL
(+1) (773) 489 4621