Iceland has experienced a tourism boom within recent years. Tourists from all over the world, particularly
North America, flock to the cold island nation to experience the natural beauty that the landscape has to offer, along with the myriad of outdoor activities that they can participate in. Whether you want to have an active and adventurous vacation
in Iceland or want to just admire the view from a hot spring, travel insurance can help protect your travel plans.
Many of those who travel to Iceland spend time in the incredible natural landscape that the country has to offer, and this can include taking part in adventure sports. Glacier hiking, snorkeling, white water rafting, skiing, snowboarding, biking, and
caving are only a few of the many adventure sports that are offered in Iceland. Adventure sports inherently come with a certain amount of risk, which you may want covered in the case of an accident or injury. While Arch RoamRight plans offer coverage
for a variety of outdoor activities without additional upgrades, there are some that require an upgrade.
Adventure sports travel insurance coverage, also referred to as hazardous sports or extreme sports coverage, is an optional upgrade to some Arch RoamRight plans that provides coverage
for things that can happen while participating in hazardous sports.
Under Arch RoamRight plans, these sports are considered adventure sports and require the Hazardous Sports Upgrade in order to be eligible for coverage for claimable events that happen while participating in these activities:*
*This list is not inclusive. If you do not see the sport you are planning to participate in listed please contact our customer service team at 855-762-6744.
Iceland is known for its temperamental and fast-changing weather. In addition to a cold climate and natural
geographic features such as the active volcano Mount Hekla, Iceland can be vulnerable to certain natural disasters such as flooding caused by melting glaciers, blizzards, avalanches, volcanic eruptions, and others.
Arch RoamRight’s policies can cover weather-related natural disasters that make destinations uninhabitable or require evacuations. Keep in mind that while the conditions for your trip may not be ideal, such as a week-long forecast of cloudy skies and
rain on your vacation, coverages may not go into effect unless certain conditions are met. Arch RoamRight’s trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage will go into effect when:
With many areas of Iceland being remote and out of the reach of city public transportation, tourists often opt to rent a vehicle in Iceland in order to get to the locations that they need to for activities such as adventure sports. Purchasing rental car
insurance through Arch RoamRight might be a way to protect your travels and rental experience.
Arch RoamRight’s Auto Rental Insurance Plus plan gives you the protection you need when you rent a car on your trip. Often, when you rent a vehicle, the rental company will ask you to purchase their collision damage coverage. This can be expensive, often
provides very few benefits, and you may not have the time to review the policy to make an informed decision. Arch RoamRight’s Auto Rental Insurance Plus policy gives you coverage, within limitations, for damage to the car resulting from:
The Auto Rental Insurance Plus plan also provides baggage coverage up to the benefit limit in the case that your personal effects are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed during your trip – provided you have taken all reasonable measures to protect, save
and/or recover your property at all times.
To learn more about the coverages and the related benefit limits for the Auto Rental Insurance Plus plan, please refer to the policy.
Visit our blog to read more about active and adventurous travel such as traveling to national parks and roadtripping.
Note: Available plans and coverages may have changed since this blog was published.
Arch RoamRight recently launched two plans on our website; learn the differences between the plans.
Volcanic eruptions are natural disasters that may be covered events under Arch RoamRight travel protection plans. From minor disruptions to catastrophic events, volcanos can affect travelers around the world.
Adele DiRende is a Marketing Intern currently pursuing a
degree in Mass Communications at Towson University. Although the wallet of a
college student is not kind to those with a passion for travel, Adele has
experience in international travel to places like Italy and the UK, as well as
domestic travel around the U.S. In addition to travel, Adele enjoys
photography, music, and creative writing. Connect with her on LinkedIn.
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