It is compulsory to have Insurance that covers any loss of your possessions, injury or illness, or any other incident relating to your trip to the Fire + Ice Ultra or any other activity organised by Extreme Adventure Races ( Adventure Resources ).
Any Medical treatment in Iceland for Non-Icelandic residents must be paid for at the Time of treatment.
To take part in the Fire + Ice it is compulsory to have Insurance.
In addition for those that qualify, we strongly suggest you apply for the European Health Insurance card. See below
Our own medical team operate a safety-first approach to the well being of Competitors and the Fire + Ice crew.
If it is required you will be taken for Medical treatment at the nearest hospital, all costs associated with that are your own responsibility, however the injury or illness has been caused.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) replaced the old E111 in 2006.
Your EHIC lets you get state healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free. It will cover you for treatment that is needed to allow you to continue your stay until your planned return. It also covers you for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and for routine maternity care, as long as you’re not going abroad to give birth.
The EHIC is valid in all European Economic Area (EEA) countries, including Switzerland. For more information about what is covered in each country see our country-by-country guide.
You can apply for a free EHIC online here
An EHIC renewal or application is entirely free of charge. However, other unofficial websites may charge you if you apply through them.
If you’re having difficulties with the online application form, you want to update your personal details or replace a lost or stolen card, call the automated EHIC application service on 0300 3301350.
If you have any questions about the European Health Insurance Card then the section below may provide the answers. However, if you still have further questions then you should contact the Overseas Healthcare Team on 0191 218 1999. If calling from abroad ring 00 44 191 218 1999.