Since March 25th, 2001, Iceland has been a member of the Schengen area cooperation of 26 European states. Twenty-two EU Member States are members of the Schengen area, in addition to the EFTA-states Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Of the 27 EU Member States, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland and Romania are not members of the Schengen area.
Identity certificates that Icelanders should carry when travelling in Europe
Travelling within the Nordic countries
Icelandic citizens travelling to other Nordic countries do not need to carry a passport. However, at some point, you may need to show proof of identity. Your passport is the most reliable identification document. When checking into flights at Nordic airports you may be asked to show identification documents. Regulations on this may vary from one airline to another. It is common that airlines ask for a passport or other identification documents such as a driver's license.
Travelling to other Schengen countries.
It is recommended that Icelandic citizens carry their passports when travelling to other Schengen countries. Even though Icelanders are free to cross the borders inside the Schengen area, a residence permit is normally required if you intend to stay longer than 90 days in one country.
Travelling to EU Member States outside the Schengen area
When travelling to EU Member States outside the Schengen area, Icelandic citizens need to carry their passports. If you intend to stay in the country for more than 90 days you normally need to apply for a residence permit.
Honorary Consulate General
Address: Hafnartorg, Kalksofnvegur 2, 3rd Floor, 101 Reykjavik
Tel: +354 775 9221
Please note that the Consular Section of the Spanish Embassy is in Oslo
Royal Danish Embassy
Tel: +354 575 0300
Fax: +354 575 0310
Embassy of the Republic of Finland
Tel: +354 510 0100
Telefax: +354 562 3880
Embassy of the French Republic
Tel: +354 575 9600
Fax: +354 575 9604
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Tel: +354 530 1100
Fax: +354 530 1101
Embassy of Poland
Address: Ϸórunnartún 2, 105 Reykjavik
Tel: +354 520 5050
Fax: +354 511 1120
Embassy of Sweden
Tel: +354 520 1230
Fax: +354 520 1235
The European Union Visitors Programme (EUVP) is a study programme for prominent young professionals from countries outside the European Union.
The EU hopes the programme will lead to a better understanding between people from different cultures.
Erasmus+ offers all kinds of learning opportunities for both people and organisations.
More information can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.