At Iceland Traveller, we enjoy using our expertise to plan holidays that may start out as a standard package but end up as a handcrafted trip. For your convenience, we offer both bespoke itineraries – created by us especially for you – and escorted tours from our carefully-selected Icelandic partners.
- Getting Started
Take a look at the range of holidays we offer and then please contact us either to make a general enquiry, or, if you would like us to suggest a holiday or tailor made itinerary for you, use the detailed enquiry button. There are green buttons to the right hand side of this information.
Iceland offers a huge range of excursions and activities and we will recommend ideas for first-time and returning visitors taking into account your preferences for when to visit Iceland, how long to stay and the style of holiday experience. We have a comprehensive list of the main Festivals and Events which take place in Iceland throughout the year, maybe there’s something specific that you’d like to include while you are there.
- Booking Flights
Iceland Air, British Airways, EasyJet and Norwegian Airlines currently fly to Iceland from around the UK. Iceland is also easily accessible from many European, American and Canadian destinations and is a great place for a stop-over.
When we book your flights as part of your trip, your holiday will be protected by our ATOL licence and you will receive an ATOL certificate from us. Your money will also be protected by the TTA (Travel Trust Association) 100% financial guarantee. Please see here for more information. If you prefer to book your own flights then we will happily arrange your holiday plans in Iceland between your arrival and departure dates.
If you would like us to book your flights, we will ask you to pay for these in addition to your holiday deposit before we can make the reservation. The price we charge will be that advertised to us at the time of booking, plus an administration fee of £10 per person per flight.
Unless your flight includes seat reservation, cabin and hold luggage, we will always ask about your preferences for these services via our booking form. We will also ask whether you require flight cancellation insurance. For groups (usually 10 or more people) there are different arrangements, please contact us for more information.
- Completing your booking
When your holiday arrangements have been finalised, you will need to complete a booking form online. Please ensure you have passport details (full name, nationality, date of birth, passport number, country of issue and date of expiry) for all members of your party. If you are booking for six or more people, we will send you a link to a separate form which can accommodate larger numbers.
For parties of fewer than 10 people, we require a non-refundable deposit (usually £100 per person) – plus the cost of your flights if we are arranging these for you – at the time of booking.
Payment can be made by bank transfer, credit or debit card (VISA and MASTERCARD only), or by cheque. No additional charges are made for transactions and payments (both deposit and balance) made in GBP by UK customers. For non UK customers, paying by card in US Dollars or Icelandic Kronur, the charge will be 3%. We will contact you to arrange your card payment upon receipt of your booking form.
Passport requirements for passengers arriving at Keflavik Airport in Iceland.
If you are connecting to flights to North America this will not impact you, but travellers visiting Iceland and Europe will need to meet these new requirements. From February 1, 2018, if a passenger holds a passport issued by a non-EEA/EFTA country, the passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the passenger’s planned date of departure from the Schengen area. In addition, passports must have been issued within the last 10 years. Passport control authorities at Keflavik Airport will be enforcing these passport requirements. For more information, see Passport Control & Schengen on the Keflavik Airport website.
Do you need a visa to visit Iceland? Iceland is a member of the Schengen cooperation which exempts travellers from border controls travelling between 26 EU and EFTA states (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland). A uniform Schengen visa issued by one of the Schengen states is valid for travel within the whole Schengen area. Schengen visa should be applied for at an Embassy representing the state where the main destination is within the Schengen area. Follow this link to find out more or visit www.iceland.is
We strongly recommended that, if you are resident in the UK (or elsewhere in the EU) and don’t already hold one, you obtain an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) which is valid in Iceland. This will entitle you to state healthcare on the same basis as a resident of the country.
- What happens next?
When your booking form has been submitted you will receive an invoice for your deposit and for your flights if applicable. If we have booked your flights, you will also receive ATOL and TTA certificates detailing your financial protection. If you have arranged your own flights, you will receive a TTA certificate only. Your balance payment is due eight weeks before you travel and you will receive an invoice from us for the final amount, less your deposit. Your travel documents – including a confirmed itinerary with relevant contact numbers and any vouchers needed for the different elements of your tour – will be e-mailed to you two to three weeks before your departure date.
Our prices are based on two people sharing a double or twin room and the hotels we recommend are subject to availability at the time of booking. Those we offer inare usually centrally-located and within walking distance of the main sights and a variety of restaurants. Hotel and room upgrades are available at an additional cost and self-catering accommodation can be arranged.
If you are taking an escorted tour and wish to extend your stay – perhaps to take part in some of the many activities we offer in addition to those included in your package – please let us know.
Activities and excursions in Iceland are always subject to local conditions on the day. Some need a minimum number of participants in order to run, some can be arranged as a private tour at extra cost. To participate in activities such as snowmobiling or quad biking, a valid driving licence is required. If alternative arrangements need to be made, your local provider will always do everything he or she can to ensure you have the best possible experience.
Prices shown on the website for our tours and holidays are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Changes to currency exchange rates that are beyond our control may result in alterations to our advertised prices.