Nationals of the following countries are exempted from the obligation to carry a visa on arrival in Iceland for a stay of up to three months in all within the Schengen area. The total stay within the Schengen Area must not exceed three months in any period of six months.
The validity of the passport or recognized ID card must be at least three months beyond the proposed stay, except for citizens of EEA/EFTA countries. Those documents only need to be valid beyond the stay in Iceland.
Further details on identification documents recognised as travel documents in place of passports when entering or leaving Iceland are available here (in part in Icelandic). Additionally, Croatian citizens can use Croatian Identity Card instead of a passport when entering or leaving Iceland.
Nationals of the following countries need an Airport transit visa when transiting/passing through an airport in Iceland: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, The People's Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka. This does not apply however, if the above mentioned nationals have a residence permit in a Schengen country or specific types of permits issued in Great Britain, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, United States, Canada, Japan, Monaco, San Marino or Switzerland and the permits are valid three months longer than intended transiting/passing through an airport in Iceland. For further details on types of permits see appendix 4 in the regulation on visas.
Recognized refugees and stateless persons residing in an EU country and holding travel documents issued by that country.
Students who need a visa to travel to Iceland, but reside in an EU country which applies EU decision 94/795/JHA of November 30, 1994, when on a field trip accompanied by a teacher from their school.
A foreigner holding a residence permit issued by a Schengen state does not need a visa.
Albania (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia Herzegovina (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
Georgia (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
Great Britain – Including holders of passports for:
- British nationals (Overseas),
- British overseas citizens (BOC),
- British overseas territories citizens (BOTC),
- British protected persons (BPP),
- British subjects (BS).
Hong Kong (Only applies to those who carry HKSAR passports)
Macao (Only applies to those who carry MACAOSAR passports)
Macedonia (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
Moldova (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
Montenegro (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Serbia (This applies only to holders of biometric (red) passports, not blue passports or passports issued by the Coordination Directorate (Koodinaciona uprava)
St. Vincent & The Grenadines
Trinidad & Tobago
Ukraine (This applies only to holders of biometric passports)
United Arab Emirates
United States of America