Iceland passport stamps
I know you don't get stamps when visiting EU countries, but is it the same for EEA countries?
Iceland is a schengen country, and has been for quite a while. While it does seem that internal borders, particularly when travelling by air, are more closely watched than they used to be, a flight from AMS will probably still be treated differently than a flight from the UK.quote:Nobody on my fight from AMS was asked to show passports on arrival in Iceland. Officials didn't stop or talk to anyone.
quote:a flight from AMS will probably still be treated differently than a flight from the UK.
But either flight could have a slew of different nationalities on board. Ours did.
I realise, but when travelling within Schengen countries (which include both Iceland and the Netherlands), border checks aren't often done - essentially equivalent to travelling between American states. The nationality of the person doing the travelling is irrelevant. This is what makes Schengen different from the larger EU. There may be a few quirks with Norway and Iceland, which part part of the Schengen zone, but are not EU members.quote:But either flight could have a slew of different nationalities on board. Ours did.
This worked for me upon arrival in Switzerland and Czech Rep. Just ask! They'll probably give you a stamp and a smile.quote:Originally posted by Anne-Sophie:
I suppose it wouldn't hurt to ask. Who knows, with the police in a good mood, not a long queue behind you... you may get lucky. (My daughter got a stamp arriving in Germany, just for asking).
from a fellow with a tattered burgundy book
I flew into iceland from manchester (uk) in march and yes they look at your passport, but you won't get a stamp..
Again i flew into Norway last summer and no stamp.
both countries are wonderfull although wait till summer for iceland as reykjavik at -5 and a windchill of another -15 is not too nice, or easy going on the face !!
But only a few weeks ago I got a passport stamp into switzerland, I presume it was because I'd flown in from prague !! and not the UK. and they'd just stamped it by mistake
I'm off to Latvia, lithuania and estonia in 2 weeks time, will I get stamps or not..
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