Health care

Healthcentre and pharmacy in Vík

Heilbrigðisstofnun Suðurlands: The Health Care Institution of South Iceland operates health clinics and healthcare centers in the South of Iceland, i.e. Hella, Hvolsvöllur, Kirkjubæjarklaustur, etc., and a hospital in Selfoss.

More information about the Health Care Institution can be found on
One of the healthcare centers in South Iceland is in Vík, which offers good access to general medical services, general nursing care, infant and maternity service, school nursing, vaccinations, home care service, etc.
In the same building is also operated the pharmacy.

Further information, such as doctor appointments, availability of medicines, etc., can be obtained at the Healthcare center:

Hátúni 2, 870 Vík
Tel: 432 2800
Desk of healthcare center and pharmacy, tel.: 432 2801
Opening times: Mon-Fri from 09:00 to 13:00
If you need medical services when the healthcare center has closed, e.g. in the evening and on weekends, please call 1770
For emergencies, call the Emergency Hotline 112

Health Insurance in Iceland – Sjúkratryggingar

Information about health insurance in Iceland can you find here:

After six months of continuous residence in Iceland, all persons are entitled to health services in the country.

Persons with the E-104 certificate may obtain the right to benefit from health services directly after arrival. To do this, you need to take the E-104 certificate to the Health Insurance or its department in your place of residence and apply for entry into the Social Insurance Administration.

It is important to check what is needed to do for your health insurance before moving to Iceland. Here are some helpful links:

Vaccinations have been common in Iceland for many decades, especially vaccination of children. More information about the childhood vaccination programme in Iceland:

Vaccinations for children are free of charge.

The website is a service for Healthcare Centers. On Heilsuvera, you can receive advice from a nurse through the online chat daily from 8 am - 10 pm. The website also has a lot of information about health and abuse and what to do.

You can sign in on the website with your electronic id (rafræn skilríki). Then you can see your healthcare history, renew your prescriptions, send messages to your doctor, or book an appointment at your local health clinic.

Red Cross Helpline is 1717 – Hjálparsími Rauða Krossins

It´s open 24h every day (24/7) and is toll-free from any number.

The helpline is also available via online chat. It offers confidentiality, anonymity, and neutrality and is available for those needing assistance. No issue is too big or small for the helpline:

Dental Care – tannlæknir

Dental services are provided by dentist Theódór Friðjónsson. The dentist´s office is located in the Healthcare center at Hátún 2, and it´s open twice a month. You can make an appointment by calling 553 1100 / 8646472 or contacting the healthcare center in Vík.

Dental service is free for children aged 3-18, apart from an annual fee of 2.500 kr.

More about dental services in Iceland can be found on: