Official Travel Advice for Iceland
Summary - There may be disruptions to bus and coach services between Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik due to planned industrial action; this is likely to last 48 to 72 hours at a time throughout Spring 2019 and other airports in Iceland may also be affected; before travelling, you should contact your bus or coach company for the latest information and factor in any possible delays to your journey time
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Advice current as at 4:00 am 22 May 2019.
Iceland is volcanically and seismically active. You should monitor the Icelandic Met Office website for the latest updates and follow the advice of the local authorities. In case of an emergency, the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management in Iceland will send out text messages to anyone located in the vicinity. See Natural disasters
Weather conditions can also be severe and change rapidly. In order to receive the latest updates and alerts, you should monitor the Safe Travel website, Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration website and Icelandic Met Office reports.
If you need to contact the emergency services, call 112.
You should download the 112 Iceland app and leave your travel plans with the Safe Travel website in case you need assistance from the Icelandic emergency services. While travelling in Iceland, you should keep mobile phones switched on and always follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters.
Approximately 323,000 British nationals visited Iceland through Keflavik airport in 2017. Most visits are trouble-free.
As wage negotiations continue with some unions in Iceland, there may be disruptions to bus and coach services between Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik due to planned industrial action. This is likely to last 48 to 72 hours at a time throughout Spring 2019 and other airports in Iceland may also be affected. Before travelling, you should contact the bus or coach company you intend to travel with for the latest information and factor in any possible delays to your journey time. Taxis will continue to operate, but are expensive.
If you’re living in or moving to Iceland, visit our Living in Iceland guide in addition to this travel advice.
If you’re travelling to Iceland to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in Iceland after EU Exit.
Terrorist attacks in Iceland can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism
If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.
Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.
Quick Facts Tourist Information for:Iceland
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Visitors/Tourists: 566,000 in 2011
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Population: 120,165 (in 2008)