People that have been infected with COVID-19 or have been vaccinated
As of 27 July, all vaccinated persons and those that can present a certificate of a prior COVID-19 infection must present a negative PCR or antigen (rapid) test that is no more than 72 hours old before departure to Iceland.
Valid until 26.07.2021
Per Icelandic regulations all travellers arriving in Iceland, after more than a 24 hour stay in the last 14 days inrisk areasdefined by the Chief Epidemiologist, are subject to certain measures at the border due to COVID-19:
Allpassengers are required to fill out this pre-registration before arrival, which includes their contact information, confirmation of certificate presented or a negative PCR-test, address during their quarantine and a declaration of health
See details oncovid.is. There is also a web chat for questions.
Donotneed to present a negative PCR-test upon arrival.
Donotneed to undergo a screening test or be in quarantine due to the travel.
Transfer passengers who stay less than 48 hours in Iceland can choose quarantine instead of screening. Transfer passengers are required topresent a negative PCR-testupon arrival.
Organic samples will be destroyed but impersonal data may be used for statistics about the COVID-19 disease.
Valid from 27.07.2021
Per Icelandic regulations all travellers arriving in Iceland, after more than a 24 hour stay in the last 14 days in risk areas defined by the Chief Epidemiologist, are subject to certain measures at the border due to COVID-19:
See alsocovid.isincluding a web chat for questions.
All childrenborn 2005 or later:
Do not need to pre-register.
Do not need to present a negative PCR-or antigen test upon arrival.
Do not need to undergo a screening test due to travelling.
Need toquarantine if their parent/guardian/adult co-traveller needs to quarantine but otherwise not.
Travellersborn 2004 and earlier:
All travellers are required to fill out this pre-registration before arrival, which includes their contact information, confirmation of presenting a negative test taken before departure, any additional certificates, address during quarantine and a declaration of health.
Travellers can bedenied boardingby airline if they have not pre-registered or they do not have the appropriate certificates.
Alltravellers are required to present a negative test, that is not more than 72 hours old at boarding.
If a traveller is arriving on a connecting flight then the 72 hours are counted from boarding of the first flight. This can be demonstrated with the boarding pass from the first leg.
Travellers whoreside in Iceland or have a social network in Icelandare encouraged to undergo a PCR-test immediately upon arrival and to follow rules of quarantine until results are received. A PCR-test can be obtained at Keflavik airport upon arrival if it is ordered beforehand onheilsuvera.is(you need to have Icelandic electronic ID). Others can get a test at Sudurlandsbraut 34 in Reykjavik or at other locations withthe primary health care service. Note if there is a high demand for testing at the airport passengers will be directed to Reykjavik/the primary health care service.
Travellers who donotpresent a negative test upon arrival will be required to take a PCR-test at the border and to follow rules of quarantine until results are received.
Travellers who present a negative test upon arrival do not need to undergo a PCR-test at the border and are exempt from quarantine.
If less than 14 days have passed from completion of vaccination then the traveller will be required to undergo one PCR-test at the border and to follow rules of quarantine until results are received.
Travellers who do not present a valid certificate of full vaccination or previous infection:
Need to present anegative PCR-testupon arrival that is not more than 72 hours old at boarding.
Rapid antigen tests arenotaccepted for those without a certificate of a full vaccination or previous infection.
Travellers who donotpresent a negative PCR-test upon arrival can be refused entry at the border or financial penalties can be imposed.
However, Icelandic citizens willnotbe refused entry.
Are required to undergo two PCR-tests to screen for SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 after arrival, with quarantine in between. The first test is performed at the border and the second test 5 days after the first.
Transfer passengersare required to present a negative PCR- or antigen test upon arrival, as above. Transfer passengers who donotpresent a certificate of full vaccination or previous infection can stay up to 48 hours in Iceland in quarantine without screening.
Organic samples will be destroyed but impersonal data may be used for statistics about the COVID-19 disease.
Go directly to the quarantine locationfrom the border entry point by airport bus, taxi, rental car or private car. Travellers are advised to stay overnight at a guesthouse near the border entry point if they are tired or the weather is bad. Border guards can provide information on such matters.
Testing and quarantine of children:Children born in 2005 or later are not tested at the border. They are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival. If a child travels with a person who is required to be quarantined, the child stays with them and is released from quarantine if the second test from the companion is negative. If the companion is exempt from double screening and quarantine, so is the child. A child travelling alone is neither tested nor needs to present a negative PCR certificate upon arrival.
Children born in or before 2004need to undergo testing at the border, quarantine for 5 days and have a second test, unless they have a certificate of full vaccination. Children who have not reached the age of 18 are permitted to travel to Iceland with their parents, given the parents are exempt fromtravel restrictions to Iceland.
The second testingis done athealth centresaround Iceland. A bar code is sent to a mobile phone the night before testing. Please note the different opening hours for testing.
A positive result will always result in isolation, and in such cases, theinstructions on home isolationmust be followed. If an individual is diagnosed with a variant of the virus that is more contagious and/or causes a more serious illness, the person in question is unconditionally required to stay in a quarantine hotel. Isolation in the quarantine hotel is free of charge, and referral is in the hands of the infection tracing team and the COVID Outpatient Department at Landspítali.
It is recommendedthat travellers download theRakning C-19 app.It is used, amongst other things, to communicate negative testing results and helps to trace infections if necessary.
A tourist is obliged to pre-register a departure date from Iceland if it is available. If the length of stay is shorter than the required time in quarantine, it will be examined separately, as there is a risk that the person in question will not follow the rules on quarantine.
Please note that violations of quarantine or isolation rules are subject tofinesand the involvement of the authorities to prevent violations.
Icelanders and residents of Iceland needing assistance to travel home, can submit queries to the Consular Services of the MFA by e-mail email@example.com through Facebook. Requests are dealt with during office hours.
In emergencies,Icelanders abroad can call the Consular Services Emergency Line 24/7.
We suggest that you take the Flybus and ask the driver to stop at Hótel Hraun as it is the closest stop to our office. From there it is about 5-10 minute walk to our office. Helluhraun 4, is our address here in Hafnarfjörður Iceland. See a map here below.
Another option is to book an airport pickup service that we offer. Then we will monitor your flight and meet and greet you in the arrival hall around 30 minutes after your plane lands. As long as it's landing time is within our opening hours. The price for this service is charged per booking and will be presented in the booking process.
It's fairly easy to reach us by bus. Use this website https://straeto.is/en fill in your address and ours (Helluhraun 4, 220 Hafnarfjörður). Bus #1 from downtown Reykjavík will take you close to our office. Here is a map with the walking path from the bus stop to our office.
If you are returning on opening hours we recommend the Flybus that stops at the Viking Hotel close to our office. We can give you a lift to the bus stop and even sell you tickets for the bus if you like. You don't need to prebook the flybus from the Viking Hotel as this is one of the main stops for the bus.
If you are returning the camper outside opening hours. Then we recommend pre-booking the flybus or calling a taxi.
If you book - Keflavík airport - shuttle service 60EUR as dropoff we will arrange a shuttle to the airport.
No there is no limit on the kilometers you can drive per day but we recommend that you don't plan your trip with more than average of 300 km per day at the maximum. Our experience is that we get the most relaxed and satisfied customers back that have driven around 200 km per day on average.
We don't want to surprise our customers with hidden charges so our prices include:
CDW insurance with self-risk, VAT, additional driver, unlimited mileage.
And all our campervans include at the minimum: Small stove, pots and pan and all the dinnerware to prepare simple meals. Mattress and pillows. Linen and sleeping bags are not included but check our selection of equipment that you can rent in the booking process.
Yes! The payments are processed by Valitor the largest and respected credit card payment process company here in Iceland. They are verified as PCI DSS compliant for all their credit card activities. Read more about their security standards here.
If you don’t have access to campsites you must seek permission to camp for the night from the owner of the land you plan on staying on as it is not legal to camp wild. In a national park you must use the campsite. Off road driving is illegal in Iceland and please do not litter or leave anything behind.
We advise people not to try to complete the ring road with less than 7 days on the road. 10 days are what we feel are optimal and we get the best feedback from the customers that have used 10 days for making the whole way around the island in a camper. If you have less than a week we recommend the south coast and the golden circle. Snæfellsnes peninsula and Reykjanes peninsula are nice areas as well with plenty of options for exploring and within comfortable driving distance.
We recommend that each customer gets familiar with the safetravel.is website. There is a lot of good information there regarding driving in the highland of Iceland and driving in Iceland in general. Another good webpage that we recommend is visiticeland.com and here you can reach a video of how to drive safely in Iceland. The Iceland academy videos are also a great source of info. We also strongly recommend that you check the weather forecast and road conditions each day as both can change frequently and where you were planning to go might not be possible at the time. Please note that driving a Camper at a wind speed of more than 15 meters per second is not recommended.
Included in our prices is a CDW (collision damage waiver) insurance with 2.500 EUR self-risk. In addition, we offer three optional insurances: Gravel protection (GP) insures the windshields, headlights, and the paint of the car for damages caused by gravel that hit your rental car from passing vehicles.
Super CDW insurance lowers the self-risk of the standard CDW insurance.
Sand and ash protection covers damages to paint, glass, headlights, chrome, and plastics of the rental campers caused by sand, ash, pumice, or other earth materials that can be blown to the camper.