Travel update (Covid-19) | Book with confidence | Safe travel in Iceland



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Your booking is protected and we cover your entry test

We want you to have the utmost confidence in your travel plans. For many years, Iceland has ranked among the safest countries in the world to visit, with a strong healthcare system, low crime rate and modern facilities.

After successfully managing the Covid-19 situation here, Iceland is ready to welcome travellers again. Of course, it’s natural that you may have some questions or concerns to address before you decide to book a trip.

That’s why we are introducing a special programme designed to give you peace of mind when you visit Iceland. You can book with confidence knowing that we are also thinking of your financial health.

Book With Confidence Plan

These terms apply to new bookings made from 1 June through 31 August 2020, with arrivals dates from 15 June 2020 and running throughout 2021.

This book with confidence plan includes:

  • Risk-free booking

  • Free Covid-19 test

  • Quarantine support


With our updated cancellation insurance, you will never lose money on your Nordic Visitor booking. You can rebook your tour, on one occasion, without any change fees. Or you may cancel your trip for any reason with the following terms:

  • More than 72 hours before the scheduled tour arrival date: no cancellation fee (20% deposit held as travel credit* with up to 80% refunded**).

  • Less than 72 hours before the scheduled tour arrival date: no cancellation fee (50% held as travel credit* with remaining 50% refunded).

  • If you need to end your trip early after your arrival, you will receive a travel credit* for any unused service.

*Travel credit can be used by you, your friends or family members as a payment toward a new Nordic Visitor trip to any of our destinations if booked with us within 36 months from the cancellation date.

**Refunded amount is the total amount paid to date minus the initial 20% deposit, which is held as travel credit.


Currently, and until further notice, everyone (except children born in 2005 or later) who enters Iceland must take a virus-detecting PCR test for Covid-19 at the international airport. This applies to most visitors except those from a few 'low-risk' countries*: Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Germany.

Currently the fee for the test is ISK 11,000 (approximately USD $80, £62 GBP, or EUR €71) if paid on-site, or ISK 9,000 if paid in advance.**

  • If it is required to take a paid-for PCR test to enter the country, Nordic Visitor will cover this cost.

  • Simply send us proof of payment for the test and we will refund you the fee.

  • You can choose between a credit card refund or an upgrade in service for the same amount.

The requirement of taking a Covid-19 test to enter Iceland is likely to change in the coming weeks, in a more flexible way. We will do our best to keep you updated. Please follow the latest advice on our Iceland travel safety page.

* Countries considered not to be 'high risk' include Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Finland, and Germany.

**Prices correct at time of publishing.


In the unlikely event that you are instructed to self-quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19, we have you covered:

  • You will be provided with comfortable accommodation at a specialised isolation hotel at no cost

  • If follow-up medical examinations confirm coronavirus infection, any treatment or medical supervision related to Covid-19 will also be free and covered by the government of Iceland

  • To protect your travel plans, you will receive a 50% refund and a 50% travel credit for the total payment made to us

  • In addition, you will have access to a local travel consultant on our 24-hour support line to assist you in any way we can and make your stay as comfortable as possible

View more information about entry to Iceland here.

Last updated 16 June 2020. The Book With Confidence Plan is valid for customers visiting Iceland with booking dates between 1 June 2020 through 31 August 2020, and arrival dates from 15 June 2020 until 31 December 2021, until further notice. This offer is not valid for customers with prior bookings. All offers are valid until further notice and may be withdrawn at any time without further notice. Policies are subject to change at any time.

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