A valid passport is necessary for anyone entering Iceland.
It is recommended that you arrive in Iceland a few days before your semester starts.
Keflavik Airport and the flybus/taxi to Reykjavík
The international airport is located in Keflavík, a 45-minute drive from Reykjavík. Flybus runs in connection with flights to the Bus Terminal, BSÍ, from there you can take a bus or a taxi to your destination.
You can pay for the flybus with foreign currency, a credit card or Icelandic currency. For taxi and bus fees, plan on having Icelandic currency or a credit card with you. You can exchange money at the airport, but you will get better rates in town.
Akureyri and Ísafjörður
You can get to Akureyri and Ísafjörður either by the domestic airline Air Iceland or by bus (please note that travelling by bus to Ísafjörður requires transfers and you cannot travel all days of the week). A valid passport is necessary for everyone.
You can take a bus. Please contact the international office of your home university for more information.
Links to bus and flight information:
Upon arrival in Iceland all students must:
- apply for a kennitala, an Icelandic ID number/social security number. This ID number is necessary for various practical matters such as opening a bank account, getting a tax card, etc.
- register their domicile in Iceland
- remember to bring their passport, residence permit (if applicable) and the acceptance letter from their university in Iceland when visiting the municipal office