Iceland Travel Vaccines and Advice
Nestled north of the Atlantic Ocean, Iceland has plenty to keep you dream-like sites. You’ll find volcanoes, fjords, lava fields, geothermal areas, black sanded beaches and much more! A trip to this authentic land takes you on a mix of themes between water, geology and sunshine. Unlike its name, Iceland is much greener than you think. The clean air and natural beauty of it will make your stay worthwhile. When it’s time for a hike, you should visit the largest national park in Europe. During your journey, you will have the opportunity to admire the largest puffin colonies in the world. The remote mountains of Iceland also offer a beautiful climb and an unforgettable trek. Your surprise will be huge once you see the massive icecap and the whale-riddled sea.
Recommended Medication for Travelling to Iceland
|Azithromycin or Suprax||Antibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea|
Current Weather in Iceland
Medical Care in Iceland
Covered with well-equipped medical facilities, Iceland offers an excellent quality of medical care. The most common problem experienced by travellers is finding themselves in an isolated area and in need of help. If you experience a medical emergency in these situations, it is possible to be evacuated by helicopter or rescued by boat. If you need a doctor or nurse to be sent to your home in Greater Reykjavik, dial 1770 during the holidays or off-peak hours. It is also possible to use the emergency room of the Landspítali Háskólasjúkrahús Hospital.
Reykjavik offers two pharmacies which are open every day from 8 am until midnight. In other Icelandic cities, the quality of pharmaceutical service is also good.
Dial 112 to access emergency services.
Is Iceland Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Caution required in secondary roads; Hazardous driving in winter|
|Public transportation||Municipal buses are only offered in the capital; Taxis are available in major cities;Ferries and buses can be used for long-distances|
|Natural attractions||Caution required; Respect signs|
|Trekking/mountaineering/hiking||Click the link below for precautions; Emergency app available|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Iceland?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Iceland for trips under 90 days. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.
Please note that Iceland is a part of the Schengen area, which allows crossing its countries borders’ freely. However, all the countries within the Schengen Area are restrained to a cumulative stay of a maximum of 90 days per period of 180 days. Longer trips will require a visa.
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Embassy of Canada to Iceland information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.