Iceland – how to get there and get around

Iceland – how to get there and get around

Iceland, the land of lava fields, glaciers, hot springs, waterfalls, northern light and midnight sun. A land where you can still go exploring. As remote as it get’s. But how do you get there?

The Tecla will sail from Scotland to Iceland and after 2 months in Iceland, she will sail back again. But not everybody will have the time to stay on board that long. Here you will find more information on how to get to Iceland and back again. And some highlights on other travel possibilities in Iceland.

Getting to Iceland:

Flying to Iceland is the easiest way. International flights to Iceland are offered by:

Iceland Air - www.icelandair.com

Flights from Europe are offered by:

WOW air - http://wowair.com

SAS - http://www.flysas.com

Easy Jet - www.easyjet.com

Traveling to the ship

Flights to the international airport arrive on Keflavik airport (KEF - http://www.kefairport.is/english/). You can get to Reykjavik by bus or taxi. A bus to your  hotel will cost you €16 and will take 45 minutes. A bus to the bus station, will cost €13 and will take about 45 minutes.

You can take a Flybus or a Greyline.

If you are interested in seeing a little more of Iceland before coming on board the Tecla, there are several tours on offer with both bus lines, that will take you along some of Icelands highlights. Of course, we will see most of these highlights while sailing around as well.

Isafjordur

Flying to or from Reykjavik, the flight will take 40 minutes and will cost between €55 and €90 with Air Iceland www.airiceland.is. The inland flights are all from Reykjavik airport.

Akureyri

Flying from Reykjavik will the flight will take about 45 minutes and will cost between €55 and €90 with Air Iceland www.airiceland.is. The inland flights are all from Reykjavik airport.

Visa’s

WikiTravel tells us:

Iceland is a member of the Schengen Agreement.

There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented this treaty - the European Union (except Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Likewise, a visa granted for any Schengen member is valid in all other countries that have signed and implemented the treaty. But be careful: not all EU members have signed the Schengen treaty, and not all Schengen members are part of the European Union. This means that there may be spot customs checks but no immigration checks (traveling within Schengen but to/from a non-EU country) or you may have to clear immigration but not customs (traveling within the EU but to/from a non-Schengen country)

The world travel guide tells us that the passport of people entering should be valid until 3 months after your entering Iceland. The following schematic will show you what you need when entering from different countries, this is copied of http://www.worldtravelguide.net/iceland/passport-visa.

  Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes No
British Yes No No
Canadian Yes Yes No
Other EU Yes/1/2 No No
USA Yes Yes No

The Tecla will not be responsible for any errors in writing or changes in rules in the country it self. If a visa is required the applicant is responsible for applying and receiving one before arriving in Iceland and on board the Tecla.

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