Iceland: FAQs

Our frequently asked questions about travel to Iceland. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge.

Do I need any vaccinations before I go?

Although no inoculations are required to enter Iceland, we recommend you make sure you are up to date with all your regular vaccinations.

Do I need to get a visa?

No visa is currently required for passport holders in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and many other countries.

Please ensure your passport has a minimum validity of three months from the return date and at least one free double-page spread.

What currency should I bring?

ATMs are the most practical way of obtaining Krona. Our suggestion is to use one upon arrival in Reykjavik. All major cards are accepted across the country. Check with your bank beforehand about their foreign transaction fee.

What are the tipping suggestions?

Whether in taxis or restaurants, Icelanders don’t generally tip. Tipping is not expected, as a 15% gratuity is included in nearly all bills. You’ll still get a smile and a warm goodbye from the locals even if you don’t tip, but if you feel you’ve received excellent service then the best way to show your appreciation is by tipping 10% of the total bill, or rounding it up. The tips expected vary depending on industry though, and are as follows:

  • Maids, bellmen, concierge and salon/spa workers: no tip required, as the total fee includes gratuities
  • Taxi drivers: no tip expected, as the gratuity is included in the full price of your ride
  • Waiters, waitresses and bartenders: no tip expected, but leave 10% if you feel you’ve received excellent service
  • Tour guides and drives: Tip $10 per person per day for a driver, and $30 per day for a guide