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.
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.
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:
TO the UNITED STATES
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