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Last verified: Thursday, 12. December 2019 at 07:22 AM

Iceland Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon Travelling Iceland is (relatively) safe

Local Situation: 1.5 / 5

Travelling Iceland is (relatively) safe. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 1.5 / 5

This country shares no land border with any other country. Thus, the region score is identical to the country risk rating.

Advice scoring history for Iceland

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Iceland.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Iceland from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 1.5 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 0 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Exercise normal precautions in Iceland.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. 

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/iceland-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Tryggt resmål. Naturförhållanden och växlande väderleksförhållanden förutsätter försiktighet från resenärer, särskilt när man rör sig i naturen.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/IS

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Denmark

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Brug din sunde fornuft og vær opmærksom på mistænkelig adfærd som du ville være det, hvis du var i Danmark. De fleste danskere har ingen problemer under ophold i Island.

Source: http://um.dk/da/rejse-og-ophold/rejse-til-udlandet/rejsevejledninger/island/

Individual rating changes for Iceland

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Iceland. Most recent events first.

Changes from September 26th 2019

The total rating for Iceland changed from 0.0 to 1.5. Here are the influencing details:

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The Danish government issued a new warning for Iceland with a rating of 2.0.

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Iceland changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Iceland with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Iceland with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Iceland with a rating of 2.0.

About Iceland

Iceland with its capital Reykjavík is a country in Europe (Northern Europe), slightly smaller than Kentucky (103,000 km²). The country is located Northern Europe, island between the Greenland Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the United Kingdom. The climate can be described as temperate; moderated by North Atlantic Current; mild, windy winters; damp, cool summers. The landscape is mostly plateau interspersed with mountain peaks, icefields; coast deeply indented by bays and fiords. With a population of about 0.3 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Reykjavík
Population less than one million
Size 103.000 km²
Size comparable to slightly smaller than Kentucky
Common languages Danish, German, English, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
Currency Krona (short: ISK)
Common voltage (electricity) 220V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800
International phone prefix +354
Internet Top Level Domain .is
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 IS
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 ISL
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 352

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Iceland is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • inadequate wastewater treatment
  • water pollution from fertilizer runoff

Natural hazzards

  • earthquakes and volcanic activity
  • Iceland, situated on top of a hotspot, experiences severe volcanic activity; Eyjafjallajokull (1,666 m) erupted in 2010, sending ash high into the atmosphere and seriously disrupting European air traffic; scientists continue to monitor nearby Katla (1,512

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Iceland. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. aluminum smelting
  2. fish processing
  3. geothermal power
  4. hydropower
  5. medical/pharmaceutical products
  6. tourism

Agriculture products

  1. beef
  2. carrots
  3. chicken
  4. cucumbers
  5. dairy products
  6. fish
  7. green vegetables
  8. mutton
  9. pork
  10. potatoes

Icelandic Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Iceland.

Export products

  1. agricultural products
  2. aluminum (38%)
  3. ferro-silicon
  4. fish
  5. fish products (42%)
  6. medical products
  7. medicinal

Import products

  1. equipment
  2. foodstuffs
  3. machinery
  4. petroleum products
  5. textiles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Iceland?

Iceland is currently rated at 1,5 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. Travelling Iceland is (relatively) safe.

Is it safe to travel Iceland in 2019?

You are good to go, enjoy your trip to Iceland.

How many travel advisories do you know for Iceland?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Iceland.

What is the size of Iceland?

Iceland has a size of 103,000 km² or 39,769 mi² which is slightly smaller than Kentucky.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.