Iceland is a place to enjoy outdoors. The majority of activities require walking and hiking. But also, driving across the country is something trendy to do, and it is a must. We want everyone to be prepared and to take the right preventions before heading to the mountains, driving a car or even before arriving in the country.

Health Care

You have nothing to worry about concerning health issues when coming to Iceland. No vaccinations are required, but it is always better to have the tetanus vaccine in order.

The emergency number for receiving medical assistance for 24 hours is 112. If you are part of the European Union and you get sick or have an emergency, the European Health Insurance Card will give you a service with free charge or reduced costs.

On the other hand, if you are in the city and you are looking for a pharmacy, look for the green plus sign that every Apotek has outside of their local.

If you want to go straight ahead to any hospital, here are two options and their locations.

Landspítali University Hospital 101, Reykjavík.
Tel. +354 543 1000

Akureyri Hospital Eyrarlandsvegur, 600 Akureyri.
Tel. +354 463 0100

Driving Safely

In one of our previous posts, we explained a little bit about driving in Iceland. A lot of tourists and foreigners that come to our country think driving here is very easy, but they are wrong. Roads can be tricky, and even be very dangerous, especially in winter or when it is snowing. The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration offer all kind of information regarding roads and weather conditions.

You can also check for further details. Important notice: If you are driving, please remember driving off-road is not permitted. Take care of nature and remind yourself that you are not the only one on the roads. For any further information, you can call 1777.

We recommend you always to check the educational information provided by the Icelandic Meteorological Office for precise weather forecasts.

When we travel, we might feel out of place, and very vulnerable if we see ourselves involved in an emergency. Always ask for help. When a life and death situation knocks on our door, we should be prepared, to ask for help or to provide it to someone else.

If you have any questions, remember 112 is the number for emergencies including health, fire, and police department issues. It is always better to prevent and be safe!

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