Iceland has a first-class health-care system. The largest hospitals are located in Reykjavík, but smaller ones are to be found in other parts of the country. There are also Health Centres or general practitioners located in all towns around the country, and in some villages as well. Pharmacies ("Apotek" in Icelandic) open during normal business hours and some also open in the evening or over night.


No matter where you are fishing in the Icelandic countryside, you can be sure of receiving medical assistance at short notice. In case of an accident, there are well organised rescue teams based all round the country and a helicopter service is available from Reykjavík at short notice.