Viðey ferry update:

Please note that the Viðey ferry with departure from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík has been suspended until further notice. 




Our response to COVID-19

As a responsible tour operator, the safety of our passengers, team and crew members is always our number one priority. We therefore comply with all public health measures and put great emphasis on cleaning, personal hygiene and infection prevention throughout our premises. 

Hygiene and safety on board

Passengers and crew are asked to ensure their own hygiene and safety at all times by washing hands thoroughly with soap and using a hand sanitiser regularly. Sanitisation stations are available in high traffic areas.

Masks are not mandatory, but we do recommend wearing them in areas where social distancing cannot be enforced. This is for your own safety as well as your fellow passengers and crew.

Please don't hesitate to contact our team if you have any questions regarding infection prevention on our premises.

Clean & Safe Project

Elding participates in the Clean & Safe project set up by the Icelandic Tourist Board in efforts to help tour operators welcome their customers back in a responsible way, so that they feel safe while creating good memories. By participating in the project we hope that our passengers have an enjoyable experience, but most importantly that they feel safe and worry free during their stay.

The project has been approved by the Health inspection authorities in Iceland and World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Read more about Clean & Safe here.

COVID-19 in Iceland

Iceland’s Response:
”The response of the Icelandic authorities and the goal of measures employed against COVID-19 have been clear from the very beginning. The focus has been on ensuring that the necessary infrastructure of the country, particularly the healthcare system, is capable of handling the workload that inevitably results.”

Gathering Restrictions:
”The maximum number of people allowed in the same location is 200, with certain restrictions, both in public and private locations, outdoors and indoors. Restrictions on the number of people do not apply to public transport, coach travel, domestic flights, passenger ferries and the work of response units.”

Visiting Iceland:
”Travel restrictions apply to all third-country citizens*, irrespective of whether the traveller needs a visa or can travel without a visa to the Schengen area. There are, however, certain exemptions from the travel restrictions that are addressed more closely below.”


Information last updated on 26 August 2021