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A Message from our CEO

Here’s what Nordic Visitor’s CEO, Ásberg Jónsson, has to say about visiting Iceland now.

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Your own local consultant to plan your trip & answer your questions
  • Cancellation insurance available for your peace of mind
  • 24/7 helpline during your tour
  • Safety-vetted and quality-checked local services
  • Professional service from local experts
  • Flexible & customisable tour options

Our certifications and commitments

We want you to have the utmost confidence in booking your trip with Nordic Visitor. You can depend on us to deliver high standards of quality and trust, as these core values are the cornerstones of who we are.

Here are some of our accreditations and professional memberships that reflect our commitment to creating unrivalled travel experiences for you.

Certified Travel Service Vakinn - Quality System
Member of The Icelandic Travel Industry Association
Official agent Norway Hurtigruten cruises
Member of The Scottish Tourism Alliance

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to commonly asked questions about visiting Iceland. Our local travel experts – who are based in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavík – have all the latest updates regarding entering and exploring Iceland during the pandemic.

If you’d like more information on our flexible booking policy, discover our Book With Confidence terms.

Those who are fully vaccinated can now visit Iceland without needing to quarantine.

Before, only fully vaccinated citizens from EU/EEA countries could visit Iceland. But from 18 March 2021, the Icelandic government is allowing travellers from around the world to enter Iceland, such as the USA.

You'll need to present a full international vaccination certificate and take 1 PCR test for Covid-19 upon arrival in Iceland. You should receive your result within 6-12 hours, and if it is negative, you can continue on your tour of Iceland.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you can still enter Iceland but you will be subject to Covid-19 border measures. This includes presenting a certificate of a negative PCR test prior to boarding a flight or ship to Iceland. The result must have been collected no more than 72 hours before departure.

You’d then need to take 2 PCR tests for Covid-19 upon arrival in Iceland, with 5-6 days of quarantine in between each test.

In order to qualify as “fully vaccinated”, you must have received your complete dosage to protect you against Covid-19. With some vaccines that may be 2 doses, while others that may be 1 dose.

The Icelandic government is allowing visitors with a full international vaccination certificate to enter the country. Certificates must prove full vaccination with a vaccine that has been approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) or European Medical Agency.

While some vaccines have already been certified, others are in the process of being approved. It is anticipated that more will be accepted by the summer.

The Icelandic Directorate of Health is updating its Covid-19 guidelines for visiting Iceland, where you can find information on the vaccination certificate requirements.

Iceland has received global recognition for the way it has successfully handled the virus outbreak since February 2020. 

Here are 3 quick facts on how Iceland has been handling the Covid-19 outbreak:

  • 1. Iceland kept the coronavirus pandemic under control due to the government's policy of tracing, testing and isolating anyone who was an infection risk.
  • 2. Iceland uses a tracing app that allows authorities to identify people who were at risk of infection, while also respecting people's data and privacy. Learn more about the Rakning-19 app here.
  • 3. As an island nation that reacted quickly to track cases, Iceland had among the lowest number of cases and casualties in Europe.

Iceland is a peaceful country with modern healthcare services and low levels of crime and pollution. Here are some at-a-glance facts for your reassurance:

  • Iceland has a universal healthcare system, including free in-patient hospitalisation for insured travellers. We strongly suggest that you have comprehensive travel insurance for this reason.
  • Iceland's healthcare system is highly rated by international standards, ranking ahead of countries such as the USA, Australia and the UK.
  • According to the World Happiness Report from March 2021, Iceland ranks as the second happiest country in the world (after Finland).

For detailed information on Iceland's healthcare and local safety advice, read our health and safety page.

There are some health and safety regulations in Iceland that are in place to protect everyone. These are reviewed every 3 weeks.

The main requirements that you must adhere to are:

  • Frequent hand washing and sanitising.
  • Social distancing of 2 metres.
  • Wearing a face mask.

You can stay up to date with Iceland’s regulations by following our blog article: Is Iceland safe to visit?

On a trip to Iceland, you could discover the raw nature that the Land of Fire and Ice is so famous for. Imagine seeing volcanoes, glaciers, geysers and waterfalls. Breathe in the fresh, clean air as you roam the wild landscapes.

Embark on adventurous activities like snowmobiling over a glacier, or snorkelling between two tectonic plates. You could even trek to the erupting volcano at Fagradalsfjall, which is considered safe to visit. Our CEO sent this video message from the volcano.

Or simply unwind in natural hot springs for a totally relaxing experience. Stroll on black sand beaches and quietly admire the majesty of Iceland’s soul-stirring scenery.

Whatever your perfect Iceland trip looks like, you can rely on our local travel experts to plan it for you. Take a look at our Special Offers for Iceland to enjoy excellent discounts and free cancellation insurance on selected tour packages.

Your dedicated travel consultant will inform you of any changes in national guidelines, should they occur.

If tighter restrictions are put in place in Iceland, your consultant will make adjustments to your itinerary, where necessary. They may need to amend the route or make some other changes. You would not be charged any additional fees if rearrangements had to be made.

Should they need to make changes to your itinerary, your personal consultant will do everything to make sure you still have a special travel experience.

Your personal travel consultant will explain all the details of your tour before you book. Afterwards, if any changes must be made to your itinerary due to Covid-19, they will contact you to make you aware of this.

Rest assured you will not make any financial losses if this is the case. You’ll receive appropriate upgrades or alternative tour options to make up for any changes. For example, if an activity that you paid for is no longer available due to Covid-19, you will be given alternative activities to choose from instead.

If you have cancellation insurance with us, your payment is protected. This means that, should you test positive for Covid-19 before you travel, you can claim a 100% refund of the money you’ve paid to us. You can rebook your tour, on one occasion, without incurring any change fees.

Read more about our Book With Confidence terms.

Don’t hesitate to contact your Nordic Visitor travel consultant if you feel unwell in the lead up to your trip. They will do everything they can to support you during this time.

What our customers say

 

Discover what our amazing clients, who travelled during the pandemic, thought about their experience with Nordic Visitor.

They covered risks and that was very important for me, going on vacation and being less stressed because of coronavirus. This is what I really appreciate. This tour was very comfortable and the service overall is simply excellent. Overall the trip exceeded our expectations.

- Anastasia, visited Iceland
From start to finish they were flexible about the dates, happy to reorganise locations (due to Covid fears) and our own personal preference. We would definitely consider booking another trip through Nordic again.

- Nathalie, visited Scotland
Nordic Visitor went above and beyond what we could have expected in terms of contact during the holiday, and went to great lengths to tailor-made a specific trip for us. All in all, we would wholeheartedly recommend Iceland as a great destination and Nordic Visitor as a specialist tour company for this part of the world.

- Sarah, visited Iceland

ENJOY THE FREEDOM OF A ROAD TRIP

Take the wheel and embark on a self-guided journey in Iceland. These self-drive tours include your rental car and insurance, accommodation, daily breakfast and 24/7 support.

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Iceland Full Circle Classic

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Iceland Ring Road Express

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South Iceland at Leisure

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Iceland Complete Classic

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TRAVEL IN YOUR BUBBLE WITH A LOCAL GUIDE

Discover Iceland’s stunning sights with your own private guide, who knows the country inside out. Your accommodation, private driver-guide, daily breakfast and 24/7 support are included.

Iceland
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Scenic South Iceland - Private

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Winter Highlights - Private

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The Natural Wonders of Iceland - Private

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Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

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Northern Lights Circle Tour - Private

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Why choose Nordic Visitor

Book With Confidence

Plan your trip risk-free with Nordic Visitor's cancellation insurance. Add it to your booking to enjoy flexible terms and peace of mind. Purchase it with your package or secure it free of charge by booking a tour with 20% deposit or more. Terms & conditions apply.

Book With Confidence

Travel With Confidence

Your safety, wellbeing and enjoyment is at the heart of everything we do. That's why we’ve committed to the Icelandic Tourist Board’s “Clean & Safe” pledge, which reflects the health measures we are implementing to ensure you Travel With Confidence.

Travel With Confidence

Trusted local travel experts

Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor is a leading travel agency headquartered in Iceland. Your trip will be planned by one of our Reykjavík-based travel experts, who live and breathe Iceland and provide excellent one-to-one service. You can trust in them to arrange a seamless tour of Iceland for you.

You are in good hands

We are used to dealing with unforeseen and sometimes disruptive situations, such as volcano eruptions. So should anything unexpected arise during your tour, don’t worry. We will take care of reworking your itinerary while keeping you safe and informed. Our 24/7 helpline means we’re only a call away.

Great reviews

Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.

Stress-free experience

Relax and let a local expert handle all the details of planning your trip. We take care of organising everything for you, from route planning to making bookings, so you save time and effort. You can look forward to your tour knowing that the experts have everything in hand.

Full financial protection

With Nordic Visitor, you have peace of mind knowing your holiday arrangements with us are 100% financially protected. Your payments are safeguarded with an insurance protection that guarantees you a refund in the unlikely event of insolvency.

Handpicked hotels

Stay at high-quality accommodation on your tour of Iceland. We handpick every hotel and guesthouse included in your itinerary, ensuring that each one meets our high standards and adheres to our health policies. You’ll only stay in accommodation that has been highly rated by our customers.

Travel & Booking Advice

Here you can find everything you need to know about planning and enjoying travel during these times.

Contact us

It's understandable if you have additional questions, and we welcome you to get in touch with us. Our Iceland travel experts are here for you, to answer your queries and plan an unforgettable trip.

 

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+354 578 20 80

 

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