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Is Iceland Part of the Schengen Zone

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Is Iceland part of the Schengen Zone?

Hello Marcus,

Hate to inform you of this onerous fact, but Iceland IS now a part of the Schengen Zone. So the time that you spend there will count towards your Schengen total of 90 days within every 180.

I would recommend traveling to the east of Europe for the two months that you want to travel in addition to the 90 days in the Schengen. Go to Latvia or Croatia, Serbia, Albania, or even Russia. There is still plenty to Europe outside of Fortress Schengen.

This page has some suggestions —What are some fun places outside of Schengen Europe

Walk Slow,

Wade

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Original question about if Iceland is part of the Schengen zone.

I am a US citizen and I plan on traveling around Europe for more than 90 days but I have just found out about that unfortunate law regarding the un-renewable 90 day tourist visa within the schengen area. Upon finding this out I have been trying to plan a trip that would take up all of the five months I have a available to travel without becoming an illegal Alien. So my plan is to end up in Iceland but I am hazy as to Iceland’s place within the EU and schengen area. If I got to Iceland does my time in Iceland continue to count against my 90 day limit? or that a completely different visa for US citizens?

Thanks for the help,

Marcus

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