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I'm about to take part in a Ski Tour across Iceland in a few weeks time, I've just noticed by travel insurance doesn't include Search & Rescue costs, here in the UK mountain search and rescue is provided free of charge, by volunteers and military.

Does anyone know what the situation is in Iceland?

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Looks like a bit of Googling found the answer I was after... I'm not 100% sure this is definative, but it does suggest that search and rescue is free.

http://www.vagabondjourney.com/travelogue/iceland-search-and-rescue/

Can anyone else confirm this?

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Another good resouce for rescue costs around Europe: ns.is/ns/neytendasamtokin/thjonusta/evropska_neytendaadstodin/… –  Simon Hodgson Feb 5 '12 at 23:25
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