Summary

Approximately 323,000 British nationals visited Iceland through Keflavik airport in 2017. Most visits are trouble-free.

The Icelandic Met Office has warned of glacial flooding in Mulakvisl during July 2019. This could result in the Route 1 ring road closing in the Mulakvisl area. If you’re travelling through the area, visit the website of the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration for further information on road conditions or call 1777 before travelling.

Iceland is volcanically and seismically active. You should monitor the Icelandic Met Office website for the latest updates and follow the advice of the local authorities. In case of an emergency, the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management in Iceland will send out text messages to anyone located in the vicinity. See Natural disasters

Weather conditions can also be severe and change rapidly. In order to receive the latest updates and alerts, you should monitor the Safe Travel website, Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration website and Icelandic Met Office reports.

If you need to contact the emergency services, call 112.

You should download the 112 Iceland app and leave your travel plans with the Safe Travel website in case you need assistance from the Icelandic emergency services. While travelling in Iceland, you should keep mobile phones switched on and always follow the advice of the local authorities. See Natural disasters.

If you’re living in or moving to Iceland, visit our Living in Iceland guide in addition to this travel advice.

If you’re travelling to Iceland to do business or provide services, see further guidance on providing services in Iceland after Brexit.

Terrorist attacks in Iceland can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

Take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel.