If you haven’t been to Iceland yet, you’re missing it out. It might just be my new favorite suggestion for a long weekend getaway. If you live on the US east coast, it’s actually faster to fly to Reykjavik than to California. Here are my Iceland travel tips for an easy and enjoyable trip.
Iceland Travel Tips
How do I get there?
If you’re starting in the United States, hop on a nonstop flight from Boston, Chicago, Denver, New York, Minneapolis, Orlando, Seattle, Washington DC or even Anchorage! Otherwise, you’ll find nonstop options from some Canadian hubs and major European airports. In fact, Reykjavik makes a great option for a stopover on your way to Europe. IcelandAir allows up to a 7-day stopover on your way to elsewhere in Europe at no additional charge.
Iceland is NOT part of the EU, but since it is a member of the Schengen treaty, there is no border/passport control if you’re arriving from another Shengen treaty country.
As an American citizen, do I need to apply for a visa ahead of time?
Nope, just show up. Passport control is fast and simple. We were through the line in less than ten minutes.