Keflavík is the major international airport near Reykjavík. Its airport abbreviation is KEF. Feel free to plan your arrival and departure dates around the wedding however suits you. We hope you'll spend some time before and/or after the wedding sightseeing and exploring the incredible natural beauty Iceland has to offer! Please let Allison & Johann know your flight plans when you arrange them.
For any international travel, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance when you book your trip. TravelGuard is Johann's choice of provider, but please research and choose what best suits your needs.
You'll need a valid passport to travel internationally. It should be valid for at least 3 months beyond your intended date of departure. Iceland is part of the Schengen Area, so citizens of the US, UK, Canada, Netherlands, and New Zealand do not need to apply for an advance visa. If you're traveling on a South African passport, you'll need to apply for a tourist visa beforehand; see the link for information.
Iceland drives on the right side of the road. The main highway around the island (Þjóðvegur, Route 1, or the "Ring Road") is paved, but outside of cities most side roads are dirt or gravel. Many of the major tourist sites are very close to the Ring Road and do not require a 4-wheel-drive vehicle, but if you want to explore the Highlands or more wilderness areas it may be necessary to get where you want to go. Most vehicles are manual transmission; automatic transmission is usually more expensive to rent. Always brake for sheep.
Hroarslækur, Hella, Iceland
The hotel has various sizes of rooms that can accommodate from 1 to 4 people, as well as cabin "suites" for rental that can sleep up to 6. Our wedding planner has reserved a group of rooms for us for June 18th & 19th, and will handle the individual reservations and payment. Please contact Allison and Johann for details.
We've compiled an extensive Google map of interesting locations and places to visit. Check it out for ideas!