Travelling to Iceland

In particular for citizens from US and Canada

Information on visa, alcoholic beverages and tobaccos, import restrictions and prohibitions, live animals, angling gear and riding clothing

  • US-American and Canadian do not need a visa ( for a stay of up to 90 days:
  • 1 liter spirits and 0.75 liter wine and 3 liters beer or
  • 3 liters wine and 6 liters beer or
  • 1 liter spirits and 6 liters beer or
  • 1.5 liters wine and 12 liters beer or
  • 18 liters beer
  • 200 cigarettes or 250 g of other tobacco products

Note: The minimum age for bringing alcoholic beverages into Iceland is 20 years and 18 years for tobaccos.

All liability is excluded, all information is given without guarantee of being complete, correct and up-to-date

Angling gear and riding clothing which has been used outside Iceland, including gloves, boots and waders, may be brought into the country if it has been disinfected according to valid regulations. A certificate of disinfection, issued by an authorized veterinary officer, will be acceptable, if presented to customs. If such a certificate is not presented, the gear has to be disinfected at the possessors' own cost on arrival.  It is prohibited to import to the country used riding gear, including saddles, bridles, halters and whips of leather.

Live animals may be imported only with a permit of the Icelandic food and veterinary authority

Passagiere, die aus EWR-Ländern nach Island reisen, dürfen Lebensmittel tierischen Ursprungs für den persönlichen Verzehr mitbringen. Weiterführende Infos unter:  MAST

ravelers arriving to the country or departing from the country for abroad shall voluntary declare amounts of cash which they have in their possession exceeding an amount equal to EUR 10.000 based on the official adjustment rate of exchange as it is registered at any given time.

  • Narcotics and dangerous drugs
  • Uncooked meat and various meat products e.g. dried meat, uncooked smoked ham, bacon, saddle of pork, smoked uncooked sausages (e.g. salami), uncooked poultry etc.
  • Meat and meat products have to be fully cooked in order to be allowed into the country.
  • Uncooked milk and uncooked eggs.
  • Various weapons, e.g. daggers with blades exceeding 12 cm, switchblade knives and flick stilettos, knuckles and various truncheons, crossbows and handcuffs.
  • Finely powdered snuff.
  • Moist snuff to be used orally, also available in bags.

*Source of content: (14.3.2018)
Subject to change without notice, no guarantee for correctness

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