Travellers with Disabilities

Iceland can be trickier than many places in northern Europe when it comes to access for travellers with disabilities.

For details on accessible facilities, contact the information centre for people with disabilities, Þekkingarmiðstöð Sjálfsbjargar.

A good resource is the website God Adgang (www.godadgang.dk), a Danish initiative adopted in Iceland. Follow the instructions to find Icelandic service providers that have been assessed for the accessibility label.

Particularly good for tailor-made accessible trips around the country are All Iceland Tours (http://alliceland.is) and Iceland Unlimited (www.icelandunlimited.is). Gray Line Iceland (www.grayline.is) and Reykjavík Excursions (www.re.is) run sightseeing and day tours from Reykjavík and will assist travellers with special needs, but they recommend you contact them in advance to discuss your requirements.

Reykjavík’s city buses are accessibe courtesy of ramps; elsewhere, however, public buses don’t have ramps or lifts.

Download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.