The safety information website for travel in Iceland, www.safetravel.is, was launched by the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue (Slysavarnafélagið Landsbjörg). The website aims to provide tourists and locals alike with as much information as possible to ensure a safe and pleasant trip whilst travelling around Iceland.
The website is featured in six different languages; English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Icelandic. It provides detailed information covering every situation or activity that one might encounter whilst on holiday in Iceland, this includes what to look out for and also how to react in case of an actual real emergency.
Sections of the website include safety information on driving in Iceland, hiking, biking, horseback riding, climbing, sailing, diving and swimming, both in geothermal pools and also in the sea. The website also covers natural disasters that could occur in the Icelandic countryside and what to do, such as avalanches, landslides, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and also the dangers surrounding geyser areas.
The Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue also provides advice on first aid for every scenario, with detailed imagery and step by step instructions. The site lists Icelandic emergency service contact numbers and telecommunication information, what to do in a emergency rescue situation, and also a detailed map of Iceland.
For more information on safe travel in Iceland visit www.safetravel.is