Please note: Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Reykjavik. (This includes airport transportation to and from the Reykjavik airport to the host hotel).
Passport Information: Passports for US Citizens are required. Iceland is an associate member of the Schengen Agreement which exempts travelers from personal border controls between 22 EU countries. For residents outside the Schengen area, a valid passport is required for at least three months beyond the date of entry. (For US citizens, a visa is not required.) For more details visit: www.utl.is
Flights: Many people fly to Reykjavik on Icelandair although there are multiple airlines from which to choose. Here are our recommended airlines. Of course, Kayak.com will provide you with the entire list.
- http://www.icelandair.com (Iceland Air)
- https://www.aircanada.com (Air Canada)
- https://www.delta.com (Delta)
- https://wowair.us/ (Wow Airline) ~ Incredibly discounted airline, but only flies from a few cities.
Upon Arrival: Once you arrive in Iceland, there are several ways to get to Reykjavík. (The drive between the airport and the city takes about 45 minutes.)
- Uber does NOT work in Iceland
- Here are helpful hints on taxis: https://iheartreykjavik.net/2016/10/quick-qa-how-do-taxis-work-in-iceland/
Once in Iceland: Iceland uses the “Krona” and not the Euro. Check the exchange rate before flying over. One additional suggestion, the following website offers information you may find helpful.
Voltage: Iceland has
Language: Icelandic is the national language. English is spoken widely and Danish is the third language taught in schools in Iceland.
Hunting for the Northern Lights?
We scheduled this Art Detour’s adventure to occur during Northern Lights season (September to mid-April). The population of Iceland—334,252—means there is not the buildup of evening light we experience in Colorado. So, depending on the weather, you may be able to see them– but you’ll have to hunt for them!