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  • Added on: July 12th, 2007
Anyone know if you get a passport stamp when you visit iceland or Norway on a UK passport.

I know you don't get stamps when visiting EU countries, but is it the same for EEA countries?
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I don't have an answer, but I just thought I'd suggest you go find out and report back. I hope that whether they stamp your passport or not doesn't affect your travel plans.

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Nobody on my fight from AMS was asked to show passports on arrival in Iceland. Officials didn't stop or talk to anyone. It amazed us. That was 4 years ago. Things could probably have changed by now.

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I'm afraid we (or the other 2 EEA-countries) don't stamp passports for EU-citizens (and vice versa). But 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).

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  • Added on: July 13th, 2007
A long time ago on the train from Germany to Denmark, one guy in the compartment asked for a stamp and the immigration guy just handed it to him.

I reckon they'll stamp your passport if you ask.

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Nobody on my fight from AMS was asked to show passports on arrival in Iceland. Officials didn't stop or talk to anyone.
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.

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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.

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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.

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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).
This worked for me upon arrival in Switzerland and Czech Rep. Just ask! They'll probably give you a stamp and a smile.

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  • Added on: July 16th, 2007
Hello bad news I'm afraid

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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  • Added on: August 13th, 2007
If you're from the UK you get no stamp.

If you're arriving from the Schengen area, you don't even need a passport, but if you're arriving from the UK they'll check out your passport and let you go.



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