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Flight Planning
When making travel arrangements, participants should be prepared to start on the morning of 30 June 2021, and conclude on the evening of 8 July 2021, and should schedule flights to arrive no later than 6/29/21 and return departure no earlier than 7/9/21.

Packing List
Click HERE for a suggested packing list.

Weather in Iceland
The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) is a governmental institution under the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources. The IMO provides authoritative weather forecasts as well as information about environmental hazards including the Fagradalsfjall eruption.

Start Hostel
Lindarbraut 637
IS-262 Reykjanesbær
Note: The Start Hostel officially welcomes visitors for mandatory COVID-19 quarantine.

Hotel Hellishólar
IS-861 Hvolsvöllur

COVID-19 Planning
All passengers are required to fill out a pre-registration form before departure to Iceland. For more information about Iceland’s COVID-19 response and to pre-register, click HERE. Please note that the pre-registration form cannot be confirmed and sent until 72 hours before your arrival in Iceland.

All arriving passengers are obligated to undergo one test for the detection of COVID-19 after arrival in Iceland. The first test is at the border and is free of charge. All arriving passengers must quarantine at their accommodations until the results come back (usually received within 4-6 hours but may take up to 24 hours). Test results are provided via text message or via the tracking app Rakning C-19.

The Icelandic Air “Visiting Iceland” blog provides clear and up-to-date information about current COVID-19 travel restrictions.

The arrival process at Keflavik Airport is very straight forward and well-organized. The airport has a clear walking “flow” from passport control to baggage claim and finally to the COVID testing site.

Checklist for a successful arrival in Iceland:

  • Do you have your passport?

  • Do you have your airline tickets?

  • Does your luggage meet your airline’s baggage/carry on policies?

  • Do you have your COVID-19 vaccination certificate (card)?
    Your airline will ask you for your certificate when you board your flight to Iceland.

  • Did you pre-register your arrival through the Icelandic COVID-19 website?
    Be sure to have your registration bar code handy – either on your phone or printed out.

  • Do you have a phone, a charger, an adapter, and a carrier plan for use in Iceland?
    Having a phone available upon arrival is handy.

  • Do you have a reservation for a taxi from the airport to Start Hostel?
    On 23 June 2021, the taxi fare for one person from the airport to the Start Hostel (without pre-booking) was 3,900 Icelandic Krona (about 32USD). You can pre-book a taxi with the local taxi service Aðalstöð at +(354) 420 1212 or send them an email with your arrival time and flight number to

  • Do you have some snacks/ready to eat foods to hold you over during your quarantine (4-6 hours)?
    Note that the Start Hostel has a well-stocked kitchen. Coffee and tea are always available.

According to U.S. Embassy in Iceland’s COVID-19 Information, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Individual travelers need to register for the COVID-19 PCR test as soon as possible. Please make your reservation for between 8:30am and 9:30am on July 8 (day before departure … for those departing that day). GeoCamp Iceland will make room in the schedule for this, but will not be held accountable for people not signing up for the test. It has to be done on an individual basis.

Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Documentation for NCGE
* Accommodations and Abilities Form
* Traveler Information Form
* 2021 NCGE GeoCamp Emergency Contact Information and Release Form
Open in Adobe Acrobat Reader, email completed form to GeoCamp
* Passport Scan
Scan the picture page of your passport (PDF preferred), email scan to GeoCamp
* COVID-19 Vaccination Card Scan
Scan your official vaccination card (PDF preferred), email scan to GeoCamp

Electricity in Iceland
Iceland uses Northern European electrical standards (50 Hz/220 volts) so converters may be required for small electrical appliances brought from home. Some appliances such as chargers for laptops, digital cameras or mobile phones, may already be compatible with multiple voltages and may just need a travel adapter. Iceland uses the standard Europlug socket with two round prongs. Sample adapters – Joomfeen Universal Travel Adapter | European USB Wall Plug