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Trains from Edinburgh to Reykjavík
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What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train from Edinburgh to Reykjavík?

Travel between Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Reykjavík, Iceland by train is: Restricted.

What is the status of international entry into Iceland from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Iceland from Edinburgh?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Reykjavík, Iceland?

When travelling in Iceland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 29/11/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Edinburgh to Reykjavík before travelling.

Do I need to quarantine when I return to United Kingdom from Reykjavík, Iceland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Reykjavík to Edinburgh is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Iceland?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Iceland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Reykjavík?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Edinburgh, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 29/11/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Reykjavík to Edinburgh train here.

How far is it from Edinburgh to Reykjavík by train?
You should expect to travel around 850 miles (1371 km)  from Edinburgh to Reykjavík by train.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Reykjavík
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip from Edinburgh to Reykjavík.
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Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express

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