Iceland travel insurance
Thinking of a holiday to Iceland? Or maybe you’re already booked up and ready to go to the land of fire and ice. Either way, InsureandGo offer a range of travel insurance policies no matter where you’re going, or what you’ll be getting up to. Whether you’ll be exploring the magically rugged landscape or relaxing in the Blue Lagoon, we’ve got you – our travel policies cover over 50 amazing activities as standard. We also consider all medical conditions and our policies have no upper age limit, so get in touch today or simply get a quote online.
Before you get a quote for your holiday to Iceland, there are a few things to think about:
- Firstly, no matter where you’re travelling – don’t forget the check the latest travel advice from the FCDO just in case there are any vaccinations you need or potential issues with your destination
- The cost of your trip – if you have to cancel, it’s important to know that you can get your money back
- The activities you’re likely to be doing – if you’re planning anything potentially hazardous, we have extreme sports cover available as an add-on. Iceland is full of volcanoes and glaciers so we have insurance for glacier walking ready for your Icelandic exploration. If you want to go snowmobiling or ice fishing, consider our winter sports travel insurance
- Whether you’ll need to declare any medical conditions – these can often be covered at no extra cost.
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What’s covered with Iceland travel insurance?
As standard, our policies cover over 50 activities, so you can get up to more on your holiday in Iceland. We also offer a range of benefits, some of which include:
- Medical expenses and hospital benefit
- Personal accident and liability
- Cancelling and cutting short your holiday
- Abandoning your trip
- Delayed departure
- Accommodation cover
- Personal belongings and baggage
- Personal money, passport and travel documents
- Legal expenses
To help you have the best holiday experience, we’ve put together some useful information that we think you’ll want to know before your trip to Iceland.
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Do I need a visa for Iceland from the UK?
No. If you’re a British citizen travelling to Iceland with a valid passport, then you won’t need to apply for a visa. If you’re intending to stay longer than three months then you will need to contact the Icelandic Embassy.
Post-Brexit, neither the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) nor the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) will work in Iceland. This means that it’s as important as ever to have travel insurance in place to cover the costs of any unexpected medical treatment or repatriation to the UK.
It’s also important to note that Iceland is both volcanically and seismically active, which means that earthquakes and volcanic eruptions can occur during your visit. If you have a pre-existing medical condition that could be affected by this, it’s important that you have adequate medical travel insurance in place. Find out more information about volcanic health hazards here.
Find more information about healthcare in Iceland here.
Does Iceland sell alcohol?
Iceland has strict rules about the sale of alcohol with supermarkets not permitted to sell it. The only places that are allowed to sell alcohol are restaurants, bars and special government owned alcohol shops called Vínbúðin (pronounced Vin-pooth-in). Also, if you’re under 20, you won’t be able to buy any alcohol.
What if I need emergency assistance in Iceland?
If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing medical treatment or assistance while in Iceland, you or someone on your behalf can contact our 24-hour medical assistance team.