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Page last updated: 15 January 2021


Here you can find all the latest travel updates for our destinations. Our regional managers are consistently monitoring the situation, and we will update this page whenever any new information comes to light. This includes the latest advice for customers with upcoming bookings.

If you have booked a tour with us, rest assured we’ll be in touch with you regarding your trip if circumstances change.


Latest Destination News

You can find quick summaries of travel statuses for our package destinations here. While we try our best to keep the information up-to-date, and do so in good faith, the governing rules in a destination might change at any time. Please check the website links provided to guarantee the latest information.

Many Nordic and Northern European countries currently have borders open to visitors from the EU (European Union) or EEA (European Economic Area) and Schengen Area   countries, as well as other nations that are considered 'low-risk'.

All countries are recommending some form of social distancing, as well as good hand and respiratory hygiene. Click on a destination's name for more detailed information:

  • Entry: Iceland is open to visitors from EEA & Switzerland. Find out more here  .
  • Passengers arriving in Iceland can choose between either taking two PCR tests for Covid-19 – with a 5-day quarantine interval between tests – or opting for a 14-day quarantine from their date of arrival to Iceland. Testing at the border is temporarily free of charge until 31 January 2021.
  • While there: Safety measures are currently in place across Iceland, including 2-metre social distancing and the use of face masks where distancing isn't possible (such as on public transport, or in gyms and salons). Read more here  .
  • EntryNorway is open to visitors from “low-risk” EU/EEA/Schengen Area countries. Visitors to Norway need to enter quarantine for 10 days, or present a negative test for Covid-19, taken no more than 72 hours before arriving in Norway. Two tests taken 7 days apart after arrival is a third option, subject to availability. Read more here  .
  • The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)’s official website contains a travel advice page with a map of European countries that are exempt from quarantine  , which is updated every 2 weeks at least.
  • While there: Norway's authorities ask visitors to adhere to 1-metre social distancing and follow other standard precautions. Read more here  .
  • EntrySweden is open to leisure travellers from EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. This does not include the UK or Denmark, due to the new coronavirus variant. Non-essential travel from non-EU countries is banned until 31 March 2021. Find out more here  .
  • Visitors are not required to enter quarantine upon arrival in Sweden.
  • While there: Swedish officials currently advocate physical distancing and precautions to reduce risk, including some limits on services. Read more here  .
  • EntryNon-essential travel to Finland is suspended for visitors from most countries, including those in the Schengen Area and EU. Finland is open for leisure travellers from the following countries: the Vatican, Australia, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand and New Zealand.  Find out more here  .
  • While there: In Finland you must adhere to social distancing of 1-2 metres and wear a face mask if maintaining distance is difficult, such as on public transport. Other standard pandemic hygiene precautions remain. Find out more here  .
  • EntryNon-essential travel to Denmark is suspended for visitors from most countries, including the majority of the Schengen Area and EU. Denmark is open for leisure travellers from the following countries: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand, as well as Iceland and selected regions of Norway. Find out more here  .
  • While there: Denmark currently advocates social distancing of 1-2 metres and the use of face masks is obligatory in all indoor public spaces. Find out more here  .
  • EntryTravel to Scotland requires a 14-day quarantine upon arrival unless you are from certain exempt countries. All visitors must complete a passenger locator form. Scotland is open to visitors from selected countries within Schengen and the EU, areas of Asia and Africa, and British overseas territories. See the exemption list here  .
  • While there: In Scotland you are required to adhere to 2-metre social distancing and to wear a face mask in public spaces. Find out more here  .
  • Entry Currently limited – travel between Sweden and neighbouring Scandinavian countries currently requires a quarantine period. This status is under review every 2 weeks but is not currently likely to change quickly due to differing governmental approaches to reducing the spread of coronavirus.
  • See the individual sections and linked websites for Sweden, Norway and Denmark for more details.
  • While there: All destinations require some social distancing, and some require the use of masks in public places.
  • Entry Currently limited – travel between Sweden and neighbouring Scandinavian countries currently requires a quarantine period. This status is under review every 2 weeks but is not currently likely to change quickly due to differing governmental approaches to reducing the spread of coronavirus. Travel from Scotland to the Republic of Ireland is limited due to a 14-day quarantine requirement.
  • See the individual sections and linked websites for Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Scotland and Ireland for more details.
  • While there: All destinations require some social distancing, and some require the use of masks in public places.
  • Entry: Non-essential travel to Greenland is suspended for visitors from most countries, except those that are on Greenland’s exempt list. Find out more here  .
  • Greenland currently requires that new arrivals present proof of a negative Covid-19 test, provided up to 5 days prior to arrival. Visitors will be required to quarantine for 5 days before taking another test, or to quarantine for 14 days without taking a second test. 
  • While there: Greenland currently advocates social distancing of 1-2 metres and the use of face masks is obligatory in all indoor public spaces and in transit. Read more here  .
  • Entry: Please refer to the information for Finland (Rovaniemi & Kemi), Norway (Kirkenes) or Sweden (Kiruna), depending on your planned itinerary.
  • While there: Please refer to the information for Finland (Rovaniemi & Kemi), Norway (Kirkenes) or Sweden (Kiruna), depending on your planned itinerary.
  • Entry: Currently limited – Republic of Ireland's authorities advise against all non-essential travel.
  • Visitors are required to undergo 14 days' mandatory self-isolation. Passengers from selected European countries are exempt from self-isolation. From 16 January 2021, visitors to Ireland are required to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of arrival  Find out more here  .
  • Northern Ireland is currently open for travellers from other parts of the UK, plus the Republic of Ireland. Find out more here  
  • While there: Ireland's authorities recommend most standard Covid-19 safety protocols, including social distancing, and good hand and hygiene. Find out more here  .

Watch this page for ongoing updates as more Nordic Visitor destinations become available for travellers again. To learn more about Nordic Visitor's flexible booking terms, available for selected destinations and tours, see our Book With Confidence plan.


Travelling soon?

If you're booked to travel in the next 3 months, don't worry. We have you covered. Please read the updates below to find out what actions we are taking.

You can also find more information in the Frequently Asked Questions section.


Frequently Asked Questions

We are continuing to monitor the situation and are providing regular updates. Below are answers to some of the more common questions that Nordic Visitor customers are asking.

Yes, we are continuously monitoring the safety of all our destinations.

We value the safety of our customers and staff, so our decisions are based on the advice of official advisories such as the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as the EU and national governments, when it comes to safe leisure travel.

To find out where you can go on holiday, follow the guidance of local and international travel advisories. They have information on the rules and regulations around leisure (or 'non-essential') travel, including quarantine laws.

We also recommend you to keep up to date with the official advice from WHO.

Nordic Visitor doesn’t require you to take a PCR test for Covid-19 prior to travelling. However, some of our destinations, such as Greenland and Norway, do require you to take one before you travel. Check the latest destination news for the country you are visiting in the section above.

Some of our destinations, such as Iceland, do require you to take a test for Covid-19 upon arrival. Check the latest destination news for the country you are visiting in the section above.

Your dedicated travel consultant will inform you of any changes in national guidelines, should they occur.

If tighter restrictions are put in place in the destination you are visiting, your consultant will make adjustments to your itinerary, where necessary. They may need to amend the route or make some other changes. You would not be charged any additional fees if rearrangements had to be made.

Should they need to make changes to your itinerary, your personal consultant will do everything to make sure you still have a special travel experience.

Rest assured we will continue to provide travel updates on this page. You are also always welcome to contact your dedicated travel consultant if you have additional questions or concerns.

You can, and we've made things more flexible to meet your needs, too. We have introduced the Book With Confidence plan, which includes free cancellation insurance. We want you to have travel experiences to look forward to in 2021 and beyond!

We are currently taking bookings for Self-Drive packages, Independent trips and Privately Guided tours in 2022, wherever these are available in our destinations. Selected Guided Small Groups packages are also available in 2022.

Nordic Visitor is always here for you. We understand that people may naturally have some concerns and welcome you to contact your dedicated travel consultant if you have further questions.

Safety resources

We have gathered below a list of relevant region-specific travel, health and safety websites for you.

Advice from our travel destination health & tourist organisations:

National and international health organisations from client countries:

If your national health organisation is not listed here, please either refer to the World Health Organization (WHO) website   or consult your national government website for detailed travel information.

Covid Information Hub

Here you can find everything you need to know about planning and enjoying travel in these times.

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