Have you looked into the insurances that come with your Credit Card?

Credit Cards from Íslandsbanki include a variety of insurance that could come in handy during travels. Travel Insurance, Car Rental Insurance or International Emergency Services could be hiding in your wallet.


VÍS is Íslandsbanki´s official credit card insurer. VÍS is responsible for the entire assessment and payment of damages process, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of each card (in Icelandic).

Travel insurance

The insurance of our credit cards varies between types so it is important to have a look at the Summary table on VÍS website. There you can find information on insurance amounts, protection and duration. Card holders should report directly to VÍS in the case of a insurance claim.

See the terms on VÍS website (in Icelandic)

Travel insurance confirmation

You can get a confirmation about your insurance both before and during the travel.

Confirmation of travel insurance on VÍS website (in Icelandic)

Car rental insurance

Certain Credit cards include a car rental insurance abroad, on VÍS's website you can see which cards come with this perk.

It is necessary for card holders to get acquainted with the scope of the insurance, what premises need to be in place so that the insurance is valid and how to react in case of damage.

More on car rental insurance on VÍS's website (in Icelandic)

International Emergency Service

In the case of a serious accident or illness happen abroad you should contact SOS International services via telephone +(45) 70 10 5050. They are on call around the clock and their specialized staff can offer assistance and provide doctors, hospitalization, transport you home and more if accidents or illness fall upon you during travels.

More on the International Emergency Services (in Icelandic)