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Why do you need Travel Insurance for Iceland?

Travel Insurance for Iceland will protect you and your holiday. It’ll offer cover against costs relating to medical emergencies or cancellations. A good policy will also cover you for the loss or damage to any personal belongings.

AllClear offers reliable and flexible Travel Insurance options to suit your travel needs. Superior rated Covid-19 cover is included for FREE with all AllClear branded policies.

Comprehensive cover when travelling to Iceland

With Travel insurance for Iceland, you can relax, knowing that the cover for your trip is taken care of. 

As part of the AllClear experience, you can expect:

  • Access to the latest travel insights and travel guides
  • An understanding of your chosen policy and what’s included
  • Quickly and easy answers to your frequently asked Travel Insurance questions

As the UK’s No.1 for Travel Insurance2, AllClear offer you the following:

Superior Covid-19 Travel Insurance for Iceland

78%3 of all respondents feel more confident to travel in the next 12 months due to the vaccine.

In a post-pandemic travel era, Covid cover is essential. So why settle for anything less than Superior cover? After all, with the right level of cover, you’ll have peace of mind.

CEO of AllClear Travel, Chris Rolland, said: “”The vaccine has made travel possible once again. Travellers feel safer and ready to resume their adventures. However, we can’t ignore that things have changed. Travel has evolved due to Covid-19.

The importance of travel insurance cannot be overlooked. With over 20 years of industry experience, we’re confident our Covid cover can give all travellers reassurance. Providing peace of mind for every trip, regardless of age or medical conditions.”

Planning a trip to Iceland is an exciting prospect! Remember as part of your holiday preparation to:

  • Stay informed  about Iceland’s entry requirements by visiting the FCDO website
  • Before travelling, check the ‘Go / No Go Travel System’ for entry requirements for returning to the UK.
  • Buy quality Travel Insurance that includes enhanced COVID-19 cover.

What Should Travel Insurance for Iceland Cover?

Look for a high-quality policy that will offer you:

  • Emergency medical expenses Not all policies on the market will cover all pre-existing medical conditions. Make sure you find Travel Insurance that covers your conditions. 
  • Repatriation – Covers you if you need to be medically transported back to the UK. 
  • Cancellation and curtailment – Covers you for the cancellation of your holiday or if you have to come home or cut short your trip.
  • Personal Property – A good policy will cover your personal belongings if they are damaged, stolen or lost on holiday.

Benefits of AllClear Cover

Gold Gold Plus Platinum
Emergency medical expenses and Repatriation costs Up to £10m Up to £15m Up to £15m
Cancellation* and Curtailment Up to £2k Up to £15k Up to £25k
Extended cover 30 days FREE 30 days FREE 30 days FREE
Friend or relative to travel from your home area to stay with you if you fall ill with Covid-19 Up to £2k Up to £2k Up to £2k
Travel Delay Up to £100 Up to £350 Up to £500
Recuperation stay
Cost of return flight due to COVID-19
Personal Belongings Up to £2k Up to £2.5k Up to £3k
Personal liability Up to £2m Up to £2m Up to £2m
Legal protection cover Up to £50k Up to £50k Up to £100k
* If you buy a policy which includes cancellation cover
All these figures are per person and per trip

Will you be covered if you’re travelling during the COVID-19 pandemic?

There are three things to check so that you can make sure you're covered:

  • You must be fit to travel
  • The FCDO must NOT have advised against travel to your destination - check the FCDO travel advice
  • You must follow the local government advice for your destination, checking and following their guidelines and entry requirements

You can then be covered for emergency medical expenses and cancellation for a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, with AllClear travel insurance with enhanced Coronavirus cover. Existing policyholders should read our Frequently Asked Questions if your trip is affected by Covid-19.

Freephone to get your quote on: or

Join the UK’s most trusted Travel Insurance provider1

AllClear has provided travellers with peace of mind since 2000. 97%4 of our customers rate us as ‘Excellent’ or ‘Great’.

Find out about the AllClear experience from our very own customers:

Iceland trip once in a lifetime with daughter

“Very easy to arrange and good medical explanation on how to answer declarations despite my age. Great company and price thanks” – Robert

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Simple 3 step quote process

1. Call us or click a quote button on our site

Once you are ready to start the quote process, the first step is to provide your personal details and information about your holiday plans.

2. Complete our simple medical screening process

You then declare the medical conditions for you (and any other travellers) and answer the specifically designed medical questions.

3. Get your quotes

You will then get your quotes and can either proceed to buy, or save your quote, at this stage. Freephone to get your quote on: or

Frequently asked questions

When is the best time to go to Iceland?

Depending on what you wish to experience while in Iceland will depend on what time of year you choose to go. For example, if you’re hoping to see the northern lights – its best to travel to Iceland from September to March. During this time of year there is up to 19 hours of darkness.

What does the GHIC cover in Iceland?

GHIC cannot be used in Iceland. Nor can it be used in Norway, Liechtenstein, and Switzerland.

Therefore, Travel insurance is essential when visiting these destinations. Without travel insurance, you could face extensive medical bills if you have a medical emergency while on holiday

Is Iceland a good place for a holiday?

Iceland is a destination that tops many travellers’ wish lists, and for good reason. You could see the Northern lights (depending on what time of year you go),  go whale watching or visit their world-famous hot springs.  Iceland is an excellent place for a holiday as it offers so many once in a lifetime experiences.

Is it safe to travel to Iceland?

Iceland is categorised as ‘low risk’ regarding Covid and is considered safe to visit. If you choose to travel to Iceland, you won’t be required to quarantine when returning to the UK. However, you should check Iceland’s entry requirements before booking your trip. 

Top Tips for Travelling to Iceland

Did you know that more than 60% of the Icelandic population live in the capital city, Reykjavik?

We’ve put together some top tips for your trip below:

Area of Travel

Travel information


Iceland Korona


The main language spoken in Iceland is Icelandic, but there are other languages spoken in different regions. English is taught in Iceland so many natives do speak it.

Emergency number

The general emergency number is 112. Police are on 113 and ambulances on 118.


Iceland is known for its first-rate healthcare and emergency services. With it’s unpredictable and harsh climate – accidents can occur. You’ll need Travel Insurance to access medical treatment if you have an emergency while in Iceland.


When visiting Iceland, you may need to use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and Non EU citizens when queueing. While you will need your passport to enter, you won’t need a visa to visit Iceland as long as your trip is limited to 90 days within any 180-day period. This is the same limit for any destinations within the Schengen area following Brexit.

Author notes

Written by Lydia Crispin, MA Content Creator at AllClear
Edited by Letitia Smith, M.Sc. Content Manager at AllClear

Ranked first Overall for Travel Insurance on SmartMoneyPeople.com from over 14,300 independent customer reviews on 27/01/2021.

3 Research-based those that took part in AllClear’s Summer Survey, July 2021. 1440 respondents. 

4 Based on Trustpilot reviews received during April 2021.

[1] Based on Trustpilot reviews of all companies in the Travel Insurance Company category that have over 25,000 reviews as of May 2021.