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Tourists in Iceland Can Check in with Search and Rescue

Tourists, local and foreign, traveling the country for shorter or longer periods, can now check in with ICE-SAR to have the search and rescue service monitor whether they return on the set date through a new system accessible on safeiceland.is.

rescue-team-solheimajokull_bbA search and rescue team on Sólheimajökull. Photo: Bjarni Brynjólfsson/Iceland Review.

ICE-SAR states that it does not know of such system of tracking travelers being available in other countries.

It is hoped that tourists will welcome the initiative so that in case of emergency ICE-SAR can react more quickly as all necessary information and the itinerary will be at hand.

The service is also connected with the emergency hotline 112 Iceland app so if the person in question has used it, his or her last location can be tracked.

Travelers register through safeiceland.is under ‘Travel plan’ and ‘Leave your plan with us.’ After filling in a form, they should choose ‘Trip Monitoring’ and register he planned return date.

The traveler will get an sms and email at the end of the journey to confirm that he or she has returned. If that doesn’t happen, the emergency hotline will be notified and an employee will place a call to the person in question.

If he or she cannot be reached, appropriate action will be taken.

Related:

16.06.2012 | ICE-SAR Releases Safety App for Tourists in Iceland

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