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Capital city: Reykjavík
Official language: Icelandic
Currency: Icelandic króna
Population: 364,000

Iceland is an island nation and not part of the European mainland.

Nevertheless, tourists can make the most of their trip to Iceland by visiting nearby Schengen nations. The same permit is valid for the entire Schengen Area.

Using an ETIAS visa waiver, travellers can visit fellow Nordic countries Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. There are direct flights from Keflavík Airport to major cities in all these countries.

Other ETIAS countries including France and Germany can also be reached by plane in under 4 hours.

Iceland does not require a visa for visitors from a number of other countries. Citizens of visa-exempt countries, on the other hand, will be eligible for an ETIAS visa waiver beginning in late 2023. In addition to a valid passport, it will be required to enter Iceland for tourist, business, or transit purposes.

When approved, the visa waiver is automatically added to the applicant’s biometric passport, eliminating the need to carry a paper document.

To visit Iceland, most non-European passport holders require a Schengen visa. It is necessary to provide supporting papers, such as proof of financial resources and medical insurance. It is recommended that travellers begin the visa application procedure well in advance.

The documentation required for a foreigner to enter Iceland are determined by their country. When travelling in Europe, Europeans should bring their passport or ID documents. Because the Schengen Area has no internal boundaries, foreigners are free to travel about without being checked at border checkpoints.

To cross an external Schengen Area border, non-EU persons from visa-exempt countries must have a valid passport and an ETIAS visa waiver. The same ETIAS is used to visit Iceland and the other Schengen nations once within the zone.

It should be noted that ETIAS will be necessary to travel to Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, and Romania, all of which are in the process of entering the Schengen Area.

Foreigners who do not qualify for a visa waiver must get a Schengen visa as well as other documentation such as evidence of onward travel and medical insurance. Applicants should review the precise requirements for the type of Schengen visa they need.