Update on COVID-19 in Iceland

Reykjavik winter 2020

March 20, 2020

Iceland’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 have proven effective so far, according to Iceland’s National Director of Health.

Authorities have tested 9,189 citizens for the virus, conducted extensive tracing, and placed over 4,166 people in home quarantine. 409 are in isolation and 7 in hospital.

Statistical models developed at the University of Iceland, and unveiled yesterday, predict that the rate of infection in Iceland will peak around April 10th and subside by the end of May.

Iceland Encounter is monitoring the situation closely and following guidelines issued by the Icelandic Directorate of Health.

In light of circumstances, Iceland Encounter is working with partners and suppliers to offer all clients, scheduled to travel prior to July 1, 2020, the option of using their deposits as credit for future travel until the end of 2021.

For guests traveling July 1, 2020 or thereafter, we recommend waiting until May 15, 2020 to make a decision to postpone or continue travel.

We are constantly updating our terms in this rapidly developing situation and tackling the concerns of our guests and partners on a case-by-case basis.

The health and safety of our guests is paramount and flexibility is key.

We are all in this together. Stay safe and stay well.