Gap Year in Iceland

Iceland, a beautiful Nordic island nation, is known for its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. The highlights of traveling in Iceland are Northern Lights. With the sun shining bright at midnight, the celestial wonder of the night skies changing colors in fluorescent shades of green, violet, and red because of the northern lights, the earth split asunder into gigantic tectonic plates, diamond beaches, where it feels like you are dreaming of a world of high fantasy.

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General Questions

Can I know a little more about the VISA requirements?

Iceland is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Iceland for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schengen area. If you are not from the U.S. then visit here.

Can I join this program as a solo traveler or do I have to be in a group?

It's entirely up to you! You can choose to explore this destination solo or bring along your favorite people and wander around with them. If you want to come in a group of more than 5, then we can also provide you with some customized packages plus amazing discounts.

Will I get to know others in my group before I go?

You might arrive here alone at first, but later you'll end up meeting some amazing people. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to Iceland with us now, then you can join our Facebook Group and chat with your fellow travelers!

Can I get some help with buying Medical and Travel Insurance?

You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.

Do I need to take any vaccinations?

It's good if you can consult your physician and take the vaccinations as instructed. We would suggest you to take the Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Tetanus vaccines. You must also check with your doctor for any other medicines that you might require.

How much extra money will I need for my stay in this country?

You will need to carry extra money for personal expenses, add-on tours, or eating out while traveling in Iceland. For basic personal expenses, a budget of 50-60 USD per week is more than sufficient excluding the extra costs of add-on activities. If you’re planning on using credit/debit card in Iceland, it is advised to let your bank know about your travels beforehand so that they don’t get suspicious of your account activity. We also advise all our participants to keep an emergency fund of 200 USD only to be used in case of any emergencies, if one arises. 

Can I know more about the things I need to pack for my Iceland trip?

Iceland is one of those countries where the weather can change instantly no matter what time of year you visit it. So, it is smart to pack layers so that you can modify your clothing for a range of temperatures while your packing is light.

Will there be any language barrier?

Most Icelandic people speak English very well, you will be fine. Their native language is called Icelandic and they speak French, German, and Dutch too.