About Iceland

Iceland, (Icelandic: Ísland) a country nominally in Northern Europe, is a large mountainous island in the north Atlantic Ocean, on the fault between Europe and North America. In a sense, it is a well-named territory, with over 11 per cent of the country covered by glaciers, but in another sense it is not, with a surprisingly mild climate and countless geothermal hot-spots. And of course the native spelling ("Ísland") is appropriate in English as well.

Iceland is a stunningly beautiful place if you enjoy strange and desolate landscapes. Lava fields, lava tubes, plains of fractured rock, ice, fire and steam.

Because it is so close to the Arctic Circle (a small island to the north of the main island crosses it), the amount of daylight varies dramatically by season. The sun sets briefly each night in June, but it doesn't get fully dark before it comes back up again. In March and September, days and nights are about equal, as elsewhere in the world. If you go in December, forget about sight-seeing; it'll be too dark outside. Summer is definitely the best time to go, and even then the tourist traffic is still mild. The midnight sun is a beautiful sight and one definitely not to be missed. It is easy to lose track of time when the sun is still high in the sky at 11pm. Early or late winter, however, can be surprisingly good times to visit. In late January, it is effectively light from about 10am to 5pm, prices are lower than in the high season, and the snow-blanketed landscape is eerily beautiful.


Documents required

    • Signed printout of the online filled application form. In case of Minors (Under 18 years of age) both parents must sign the Declaration part on visa application form
    • Two photographs size 2” x 2” inch ( 51 x 51mm ) one uploaded with online application. Do not staple/pin the other photograph
    • Original passport with minimum validity of 6 months and at least two blank pages on the passport Visa fees — Visa fee and Bank account information will be given after submission of application Letter of admission from a recognized Indian educational institution clearly stating the name of the course, its duration and fees charged including (board and lodging) including for courses like yoga, Vedic culture, Indian dance & Music
    • Document showing financial support for the tuition fee and stay in India.
    • No objection letter from Parents of applicant to study abroad for applicants below 18 years
    • Recent utility bill or Bank statement with name and address of applicant printed on it for proof of residence in Iceland (only for non-Icelandic passport holders)

Additional documents required for the most frequent purposes of the Iceland Visa Application:

    • Iceland Tourist/Visitor Visa additional requirements:
    • Invitation letter from your family or friends in Iceland with the address and phone number  – if applicable
    • Bank statement of the last 6 months
    • Passport copies
    • Iceland Schengen Visa for Medical Purposes:
    • A local medical report
    • A medical attestation from the hospital or doctor in Iceland, confirming the date of your appointment as well as your medical situation
    • Payment receipt of medical fees

Iceland Schengen Visa for Business Purposes:

Invitation letter from the Icelandic company you will be visiting and their detailed address accompanied with the dates of your visit

A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel

If there were previous trade relations between the two companies, proof of such events must be provided

Business bank statement of the latest 6 months

Memorandum and Article of Association in original certified copy (registered with joint stock companies) Trade License (first issued and present renewal), Proprietorship/Partnership documents

Regarding the applicant’s expenses during stay in the Schengen zone, either the employer or the partner company must state coverage of expenses on the letter or invitation


Student Visa

Student visas are granted to bona fide students to pursue regular studies at recognized institutions in India and to persons going for studying to be a Yoga Teacher at recognized and designated Cultural Institutions. The visa is valid for the period of study as approved by the educational/recognized institutions in India. Registration with Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) is required within 14 days of arrival in India if the stay is more than 180 days.

  • Háskóli Íslands Reykjavík
  • Háskólinn í Reykjavík Reykjavík
  • Háskólinn á Akureyri Akureyri
  • Háskólinn á Bifröst Borgarnes
  • Listaháskóli Íslands Reykjavík
  • Hólaskóli, Háskólinn á Hólum Sauðárkrókur 
  • Agricultural University of Iceland


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