Last update 14 November 2023Diplomatic missions
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The Republic of Bulgaria does not have a diplomatic or consular representation on the territory of Iceland. The Embassy of Bulgaria in Oslo is also accredited for Iceland, and Bulgarian citizens residing short-term or long-term in Iceland can contact it for consular matters.
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria in Iceland
Mrs. Sigríður Ingvarsdóttir
seat Reykjavík and with the consular district of Iceland
Miðhús 38, 112 Reykjavík
Phone: +354 551 8836
El. mail: [email protected]
The Embassy of Iceland in Warsaw, Republic of Poland is accredited for the Republic of Bulgaria.
Honorary Consul of Iceland in the Republic of Bulgaria
Mrs. Tsvetelina Borislavova
2 Slavyanska St., Sofia 1000
Phone: +359 2 939 92 27
Fax: +359 2 981 17 50
El. mail: [email protected]
The overall crime rate in Iceland is very low. The threat of terrorism in this country is low, but you should be aware of the global risk of terrorist attacks, which can be in public places, including places that are frequented primarily by expatriates and foreign travellers.
Healthcare facilities in Iceland are of a high standard. However, the distances to these can be great and while most towns have a health centre or main hospital, serious cases usually require emergency care/transfer by air ambulance to a hospital in Reykjavik or Akureyri.
Under the terms of the EEA Regulation, emergency treatment for Bulgarian citizens is free of charge when visiting Iceland, but you must have a European Health Insurance Card (EZOK). EZOK is not a substitute for medical and travel insurance, but entitles you to emergency medical care under the same conditions as Icelandic nationals. Any medical treatment that does not require emergency care is covered. See the EZOK page.
Specifics of the local legislation:
To a large extent, Icelandic national legislation is harmonised with EU legislation. Penalties for breaking the law can be much stricter, and fines significantly higher than those in Bulgaria for the same violations.
Ignorance of local law does not exempt you from liability!
Detailed and up-to-date information on customs requirements can be found on the official Icelandic Customs website: https://www.skatturinn.is/english/individuals/customs-matters/travelling-to-iceland/.
The traffic situation in Iceland is specific due to the climate and geographical location of the country. The roads are often narrow and slippery. Many of them are only open for a short time in the summer and if you intend to drive through remote regions of the country, you should always check with the Icelandic Road Administration (Vegagerdin) beforehand.
Winter tyres are compulsory from early November to mid-April. It is compulsory to drive with your low beams on at all times and to obey the speed limits. Driving with a seatbelt is mandatory. You are not allowed to talk on a mobile phone while driving. Fines for speeding are high.
You must take into account rapidly changing weather conditions, including rising river levels, which can change dramatically, even within the same day.
Icelandic law is extremely strict on drink-driving, with severe penalties - heavy fines, licence revocation and, in some cases, prison. Driving under the influence of drugs and certain medications is also prosecuted by law.
Weather conditions in Iceland are very variable. Even in the summer months, sharp temperature amplitudes can be expected. Monitor the weather situation often and make sure you have the right equipment and gear. Inform the reception of the hotel where you are staying about your tourist walks and trips.
Avoid trekking alone in remote areas or use the services of local qualified guides.
Icelandic Krone (ISK) It is advisable to have local currency when arriving in the country. There are few places to exchange currency. Foreign currencies, including euro, are not accepted.
Travel papers and visas
Bulgarian citizens can enter Iceland visa-free with a valid passport, identity card, Emergency Travel Document or seaman's passport.
Bulgarian nationals must register with the Icelandic immigration authorities if their stay exceeds 90 days. Detailed information can be found at: https://island.is/en/category/immigrating-to-iceland#residence-permits
There is no Bulgarian diplomatic representation in Iceland. Accredited for Iceland is the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Oslo, Norway. In case of need for consular services, Bulgarian citizens can contact the Bulgarian Embassy in Norway by phone: +47 22 55 40 40 or by e-mail: [email protected]
In case of emergency - if the passport is damaged, lost or stolen, Bulgarian citizens can apply to the Danish Embassy in Reykjavik for an European Travel Document. The coordinates of the Danish Embassy are:
Danmarks Ambassade, Reykjavik
Hverfisgata 29, 101 Reykjavik
Telephone: +354 575 0300
Certifications and legalizations:
In order for a document issued by the Icelandic authorities to be recognized in Bulgaria, and vice versa, for a Bulgarian document to be recognized in Iceland, it must be legalized with an Apostille.
In Iceland, documents issued are certified with an Apostille by:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Utanríkisráðuneytið)
Address: Rauðarárstíg 25, 150 Reykjavik, Iceland
Telephone: + 354 545 9900
Fax: + 354 562 2373
Ministry of Justice — Dómsmálaráðuneytið
Address: Skuggasundi, 150 Reykjavik, Iceland