Pharmacies (Apótek/lyfjaverslanir)

  • Medication is sold in pharmacies alongside various commodities which usually relate to health in some way.

  • In addition to prescription drugs, over the counter medicine can also be purchased in pharmacies. 

  • Pharmacies' opening hours differ. However, Lyfja Lágmúla and Lyfja Smáratorgi are open until midnight every night.

List of pharmacies in Iceland


  • The cost of prescription drugs is paid partially by Tryggingastofnun (the State Social Security Institution) and this proportion is regulated by law.

  • Individuals have to pay in full for other medication (medication that is not a prescription drug).

Medication can be acquired and purchased in pharmacies. (Apótek, lyfjaverslanir)