Medical transportation

Ambulances in the district are twofold:

  • Ísafjörður fire department handles ambulance transport in Ísafjarðarbær, Bolungarvík and Súðavíkur district, according to an agreement between Ísafjarðarbær and the Vestfjörður Health Institute. The work area extends from the middle of Óshlíð, into the bottom of Ísafjörður in Ísafjörður and then all the way west to Dynjandisheiði.
  • The Norwegian Health Institute handles ambulance transport in Vesturbyggð and Tálknafjörður district. Two paramedics are on call at all times to carry out this task.

The Icelandic Red Cross sends invoices for ambulance transport, according to price list.

Ambulance planes land on Ísafjörður and Bíludal, as well as helicopters and ships of the Coast Guard, as well as rescue teams help when the situation calls for it.

Firefighter's ambulance on Ísafjörður with Álfafjörður in the background.
Ambulance workers in the southern region in 2021.

Iceland Hearing and Speech Center

An audiologist from Iceland's Hearing and Speech Disorders Centre, Indíana Einarsdóttir, has facilities in Ísafjörður and Patreksfjörður.

Newborn measurements and measurements and other services are performed for children from the age of 4 and adults. A referral from a doctor is not required. Measurements and assistance are free of charge.

Appointments go through The hearing and speech center.


The priests of the National Church are regular visitors to the institution, although it is irregular in the time of Covid-19.

Pastoral service at the institute is threefold:

Firstly is a weekly visiting service, which consists in the fact that every Monday a priest comes and visits the inpatients. At 3:30 p.m., he is at the service in the chapel, while the staff of the hospital and Eyrar help residents and patients to get down to the basement where the chapel is located. Furthermore, patients or their relatives can request that a priest visit them for conversation and support. The priests in Ísafjörður presbytery take turns looking after the hospital, but the organization of the service is in the hands of the parish priest in Ísafjörður.

Second of all the parish priest performs emergency services. There is always a chaplain on call for the hospital and he can be called out whenever pastoral care or chaplain support is needed, for example due to death, accidents or natural disasters.

Thirdly a priest comes on three major holidays – at Christmas, Easter and Whitsunday – and says mass with choir and organist in the hall on the second floor.

There are two parishes in the area of operation of the health institution; Ísafjörður parish and Patreksfjörður parish.

From the chapel in the basement of the hospital in Ísafjörður.
From the chapel in the basement of the hospital in Patreksfjörður.


One dentist works at the health center on Ísafjörður, Viðar Konráðsson. He performs all general dentistry and emergency services in his field outside the dental office's opening hours.


Telephone: 456 3737

Emergency telephone number:
Vidar Konráðsson: 893 4511

Viðar Konráðsson's dental office ehf.
ID 630802-2450
Legal address: We Torfnes
400 Ísafjörður
Telephone: 456 3737
Dentist numbers: 893 4511

Dances at Torfnes sf.
ID 410702-5920
400 Ísafjörður
phone: 456 3737

A living room is available for rent at the health center in Patreksfjörður. More information is provided by the director.

Updated March 7, 2022 (UN)

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