There will no longer be an ambulance in the villages of Kópasker and Raufarhöfn on Melrakkaslétta peninsula if plans to cut costs go ahead, visir.is reports.
Currently, ambulances in the northeast corner of Iceland are based in Húsavík, Raufarhöfn, Kópasker and Þórshöfn. If the plans go ahead, the closest ambulance for residents in the latter two locations will be more than 100 kilometers (60 miles) away.
Instead, a team of locals who work in the local fire departments will be trained to carry out first aid in the event of an emergency while an ambulance is sent to the scene.
Melrakkaslétta peninsula is the northernmost point of the Icelandic mainland and just south of the Arctic Circle.