Aug 1, 2023

Iceland Travel Insurance

The Best Travel Insurance for Your Trip to Iceland


You are planning your trip to Iceland and travel protection is essential. While travel insurance is not mandatory to enter Iceland, it is strongly recommended that all travelers have coverage due to the unpredictable nature of international travel.
We will help you procure the correct policy for your trip.
Iceland is called the Land of Fire and Ice for good reason. Iceland is prone to extreme weather conditions. Volcanic eruptions in the past have caused more than 100,000 flight cancellations.
Whether you are traveling for pleasure or business, travel insurance will protect the cost of your trip, including medical coverage, trip delay, baggage delay, baggage loss etc.Travel insurance can also be incredibly important if you are traveling to Nepal on a luxury tour, as travel insurance will protect your financial risk, if anything should happen and you cannot travel.


Which Travel Insurance Policy Should I Purchase For My Trip to Iceland?

Travel Insurance can be an overwhelming and confusing experience.

There are literally over a hundred companies and policy options in the market!

·      How do you know which is the best policy for you?

·      How do you know which companies actually protect you?

·      Which really pay out? 

·      What specific coverages do you need?

·      And most importantly, what do you do if you have a claim?

The only way to truly know which is the best travel insurance policy for your trip to Iceland is to contact Travel Defend. We are a brokerage with access to every policy in America and are experts at all of them. Our concierge service will answer all your questions, ensure you get the perfect policy for your precise situation, take care of all the paperwork for you, and most importantly, ensure you get paid. The best part? You never pay a penny more to work with Travel Defend. All our benefits, with no downside- the ultimate win-win.



If you’re more comfortable purchasing a policy online – our revolutionary quote optimizer is for you. Our quote optimizer uses proprietary AI to automatically search through every policy in the country and immediately provide you with the ideal policy for your situation. It weighs your state of residence, the dollar amount of the trip, destination, dates involved and travelers ages to immediately determine which would be the best policy – SPECIFICALLY for you.


Travel insurance does a number of things. It can protect the trip cost, as well as provide medical coverage on the trip, trip delay, baggage delay, baggage loss and a number of other important coverages.

Any time you leave the country, travel insurance is a must. This would apply to any person of any age and on any trip. Traveling to a foreign country with no medical coverage can be a life altering devastating experience. The cost of travel insurance (when the trip cost is low) is typically very cheap but ciritcal. Medicare and many US based health insurance plans will not provide adequate medical coverage while traveling outside of the U.S.

Flight Delay, Trip Cancelation and Baggage Delay

In the last 6 months, missed connections, baggage loss, baggage delay and trip delay are up over 57%. Having coverage for all these potential scenarios is crucial. Travel insurance is powerful for many reasons- it can protect you financially, protect you medically and also protect you against the inconveniences of modern day travel.




Top 3 Things to Do in Iceland

Beautiful is the best word to describe Iceland. Iceland has breathtaking waterfalls,hiking trails and national parks. Even the active volcanoes in Iceland are aweinspiring, in a humbling and slightly frightening way. Iceland has an addictive quality, whether you are visiting for the first time or 15th time, there will always be something new to see or experience.


1. Bathe In The Blue Lagoon



The Blue Lagoon is easily one of Iceland’s most well-known tourist attractions. And is it worth the hype? We think so.
The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa complex. The water contains lots of minerals and is a clouded, milky blue color because of the high silica content. The health benefits of bathing in the Blue Lagoon are endless, but the water is especially beneficial to skin health. You can also visit the Blue Lagoon all year round, as it stays constant temperatures between 37 and 40 degrees Celsius.
The Blue Lagoon is commercialized enough to make the spa a suitable day trip. There is a pool bar, artificial caves, bridges, individual pools, and a face mask kiosk handing out natural creams. Each guest also receives a robe and slippers.
Unlike most geothermal pools in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon is actually manmade rather than natural. The Blue Lagoon gets its water from a geothermal power plant next door and is an unusable by-product. It definitely seems like a reward for investment in renewable energy sources.

2. Hike To Glacier Ice Caves


Hiking to an ice cave in a glacier is one of the most amazing things you can do in Iceland. Many travel photos of Icelands ice caves are available online. The ice looks like its been carved out of crystal. Iceland has many caves, but those on the Vatnajokull and Skaftafell Glaciers are the most popular. What is most important to know about ice caverns? Their lifespan. Ice caves are formed in winter and melt in the summer. Winter and early spring are therefore the best times to view glacier ice caverns. The best way to see ice caves is on a guided tour. This is because ice caverns are constantly forming and melting. The ice caves are not accessible by hiking, but you can be guided to them on a short glacier walk. A must see!

3. Northern Lights



Iceland is home to some of the most incredible sights. Unfortunately, its also one of the most unpredictable things to do in Iceland. You may already know that the aurora borealis does not only occur in Iceland. The country is known for its spectacular northern lights displays. The long winter nights are ideal for aurora hunts. Northern lights are often seen when there is more darkness and less light pollution. Apps and tracking websites allow you to track the northern lights. You may see them accidentally if you are lucky. We recommend purchasing a tour of the northern lights to maximize your chance. Unbelievable experience!

U.S. / Iceland Embassy and Consulate Locations

U.S. Mission to Iceland

U.S. Embassy Reykjavík
Engjateigur 7
105 Reykjavik, Iceland
Phone: 354.595.2200

Icelandic Embassy and Consulate in  USA

Washington DC Embassy of Iceland
House of Sweden2900 K Street N.W. #509
Washington DC 20007 United States
New York, New York Consulate General of Iceland
733 Third Avenue, 18th Floor (between 45th and 46th Street)
New York, NY 10017 United States
Phone: 1.646.282.9360

We are available inmediately to assist you.

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This is where Travel Defend steps in.

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We have access to every policy in America and will ensure you are protected with the best policy for your specific situation.

Our brokerage provides a personalized, one on one concierge service that is immediately ready to assist. We don’t just send you to a link to figure it out for yourself – we are here to answer all your questions, guide you to the best policies for your precise situation and we will even do all the paperwork for your.

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