Selfoss Hospital, located in South Iceland, is seeking qualified doctors for short-term assignments during June, July, and August 2024.


– On-call duties in the emergency department with mixed caseload

The emergency department at Selfoss Hospital operates 24/7, serving a large area extending from Hellisheiði to Höfn in Hornafjörður.

We Offer

– An experience in practicing medicine in rural Iceland
– 2-3 week assignments in a dynamic and supportive environment
– Accommodation during your stay
– Assistance with the application process for a medical license
– Competitive hourly wages

Wages are determined by collective agreements and range from the equivalent of 500 to 1100 DKK per hour, depending on the time of day, weekday, and qualifications.


– Specialist medical license in emergency medicine, internal medicine, or family medicine from Iceland/a Scandinavian country
– Ability to work independently in a remote setting
– Fluency in English or Icelandic
– Flexibility and adaptability to new situations

Doctors from other specialties than stated above may be considered for the position after individual assesment of qualifications.

Contact Us for More Information:

If you would like to be considered for this position, please contact us.
Use the “apply” button” or send an e-mail to Chief Medical Excecutive Sigurdur Bodvarsson, MD

About Selfoss:

Selfoss is located in the southeast part of Iceland, approximately 50 minutes from Reykjavík. The hospital serves a population of 50,000 residents, with a significant increase in visitors during the summer months when around 2 million tourists visit the area.

About The Healthcare Institution of South Iceland (HSU)

HSU provides comprehensive healthcare services, including hospital services and elderly care, extending from Þorlákshöfn in the west to Höfn in the east.

HSU operates:
– 9 health clinics at 10 locations
– 4 nursing homes
– Hospitals in Selfoss and Vestmannaeyjar
– Ambulance services in the area
– A 24-hour emergency ward in Selfoss, with on-call doctors available at all clinics

Our mission at HSU is to shape, develop, and implement health services in South Iceland, ensuring equal access to the highest quality care for all inhabitants and visitors. Our service goals are based on our core values of professionalism, respect, and cooperation, with the welfare and needs of our patients guiding our efforts.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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