Exterior of Hotel Rangá on a summer night in south Iceland.

Iceland in 2021 – Covid-19 Measures

A new year is here with even more options for safe travel to Iceland. Our country’s beautiful landscape is the perfect place to explore after a year spent indoors. We are looking forward to welcoming travelers to Hotel Rangá in 2021 - below you can find more information about your options for visiting Iceland at this time. The covid-19 data information in this blog post updates everyday at 11am.


Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir

Who is allowed in the country?

There are currently no entry restrictions for visitors holding passports or valid residency from EU/EFTA countries. As of January 1st, 2021 all UK nationals will no longer be granted travel rights as EEA nationals and therefore may be subject to Schengen-related travel restrictions

In addition, as of January 1st, 2021 US and Canadian passport-holders are unable to visit Iceland; however, we are hopeful that some of these restrictions will be eliminated in the spring of 2021.


Covid-19: Most recent statistics in Iceland

These are the current, most recent statistics of Covid-19 in Iceland. The statistics updates weekdays at 11:00am.




What testing is required upon entry to Iceland? 

The testing process requires a double COVID testing procedure along with quarantine for 5 days.

  • All travelers to Iceland must first take a COVID test upon arrival.
  • The second test is provided by the primary healthcare service 5 days later.

In between the two tests:

  • All travelers must go into quarantine.

If you have previously been infected with COVID-19 and have doctor’s papers to prove it:

  • You are able to enter Iceland without performing the testing procedure.

Most recent rules about traveling to Iceland during the Covid-19 pandemic. This information updates manually depending on the most current regulation from the Covid-19.is website.

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What is the situation in Iceland?

From the beginning, Icelandic authorities have worked effectively to combat the spread of COVID-19. Icelandic citizens have also done their part by staying at home and wearing masks in public spaces. 

Infections are decreasing and on January 29th The Iceland Monitor reported that Iceland is Europe’s only country classified with a green status when in comes to COVID-19, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Iceland’s Prime Minister interviewing about Covid-19 in Iceland


Wellness Measures at Hotel Rangá

We want to assure you that above all our first responsibility and top priority is the safety and well-being of each of our guests as well as our team. Please take a moment to read our new wellness measures which are in place for your visit to Hotel Rangá. If you have any additional questions, please contact us directly.

Why travel to Iceland?

Vestrahorn mountain in Iceland.
Vestrahorn mountain. Photo by Ingibjörg Friðriksdóttir.

We might be biased, but we think that Iceland’s natural beauty and vast landscape makes for a perfect getaway. Guests at Hotel Rangá have access to a variety of fantastic activities and adventures right at their fingertips. You can, for example, go snowmobiling on the nearby Eyjafjallajökull glacier or drive a buggy across a black sand beach.

  • We recommend our adventure tour page if you are looking for some adventures during your travels. We have something for everyone – teens, kids, and adults: Adventure tours

Iceland´s expansive vistas are not only beautiful but also provide plenty of space for travelers to explore. End your days of adventure by relaxing at our luxury resort with a delicious gourmet experience at the Rangá Restaurant and a tasty drink at our well-stocked bar.

News Reporting on Covid-19 in Iceland

Travel from home

Hotel Rangá coloring book is a great way to do some armchair exploration before your travels begin. As you color, you will learn about Hotel Rangá, Icelandic legends, and our country’s fascinating history. You can purchase the coloring book in our store or download it free. 


A page from Hotel Rangá Coloring book
Hotel Rangá coloring book, an illustration of the folktale at Reynisdrangar black sand beach

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