Health insurance in Iceland
Everyone who has been legally domiciled in Iceland for six continuous months, is covered by the national health insurance.
Everyone who has been legally domiciled in Iceland for six continuous months, is covered by the national health insurance. Minors (children and young people up to the age of 18) who live in the country, hold health insurance with their parents or guardians. The same applies to stepchildren and foster children.
If you present the appropriate certificates, you can qualify for health insurance immediately upon moving to Iceland. You must submit a valid E-104 certificate from a health insurance plan or social security agency in your previous country of residence to Icelandic Health Insurance or the agencies of the Social Insurance Administration in rural areas. An E-104 certificate is a confirmation of insurance- and employment period in another EEA- and EFTA state.
Icelandic Health Insurance determines whether citizens of EEA- and EFTA states can transfer their rights to Iceland.
You must fill out the form “Registration at Icelandic Health Insurance” and submit it to Icelandic Health Insurance or the agencies of the Social Insurance Administration at the offices of district commissioners with the appropriate documentation (E-104, E-101, E-106, E-109, E-121, confirmation from the tax authorities or other relevant documents).
If you cannot transfer rights between countries or have only been insured with a private insurance company, you must purchase health insurance with an insurance company licensed to operate in Iceland. Your insurance policy must be valid for six months from the date of registration of legal domicile.
If you do not have health insurance, you must pay higher fees for health services.
This article is taken form the booklet Your First steps in Iceland
This article was written in cooperation with Áttavitinn