Foreign travel advice

Iceland

Summary

Iceland is volcanically and seismically active. 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.

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.

Approximately 316,000 British nationals visited Iceland through Keflavik airport in 2016, 31 percent more than in 2015. Most visits are trouble-free.

There is a low threat from 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.