Will I need an ETIAS or a Schengen Visa?
Iceland is a member of Schengen. However, it is not a member of the European Union. This means to enter Iceland, you must hold a valid Schengen visa. This also means you must tell the Icelandic authorities when and where you are arriving. You will be allowed to stay in Iceland and the Schengen zone up to 90 days. Upon the introduction of ETIAS, Iceland will adopt the same rules as countries who are members of both the EU and Schengen zone. This will allow travellers a chance to apply using an ETIAS visa and travel freely within the Schengen zone.
Why should I visit Iceland
Iceland is nothing short of a natural wonder. Scattered across the country are mountains and volcanoes that help to heat up hot pools of water or mud for bathing. These baths are usually surrounded by cold snow and ice during the winter which creates a unique environment. And that isn’t the limit of Iceland’s natural wonders. Giant glaciers, ice fields and waterfalls are also on the must see list. In addition to all that, Iceland is also one of the best places to see the Northern Lights.
Iceland’s abundance of nature may be the main attraction. However, the country does have urban attractions too. Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland has a lot to offer. The city embraces art and culture, whilst offering a wide range of new tastes and entertainment.