Latest news from SOS International

Roadside assistance goes electric

When motorists break down on the streets of Oslo, they can get help from electric service vehicles. SOS International has purchased two electric service vehicles and can provide fast road assistance while caring for the environment.

Skiing holiday in Italy? Not without liability insurance

A fine of 150 Euros and your lift pass revoked. That could be the consequence if you don’t have valid liability insurance when you strap on your skis in Livigno or one of the other popular Italian ski resorts.

Take care of yourself when flying long distances

After several years of restrictions on travel opportunities, this winter season is expected to be the first in which the nordic travellers head towards more distant shores outside of Europe on a larger scale. Get the best advice from doctors regarding long fights.

How SOS International detects insurance fraud

Recently, Swedish media carried the story of a woman who had defrauded her insurance regarding a hospital admission abroad. The disclosure resulted in the woman being given a suspended sentence. But how do you detect insurance fraud? We asked Karina Nordmann Østrup, who investigates such cases at SOS International.

How to extend the range of your electric car in the winter cold

The range of electric cars is significantly affected by the cold. Cold batteries mean you cannot drive as far, and in winter, electric cars also need power to heat the passenger compartment and keep the battery warm. SOS International shares three tips to optimise your electric car’s range when temperatures drop.

The Island Nation of the Philippines – Tips for a safe and secure journey

With more than 7000 islands, the Philippines attracts Nordic travellers with its exotic beaches, a unique culture, and many natural wonders.

Nordic travellers on car holidays abroad: Here's how it went

Germany, Norway, and Sweden were some of the countries where Nordic car travellers experienced breakdowns when travelling abroad this summer.

Road assistance bicycles at the climate public meeting

SOS Dansk Autohjælp’s two electric road assistance bicycles and SOS International’s CEO, Jan Sigurdur Christensen, recently attended the Danish climate public meeting in Middelfart.

How broken-down cars are helped home from holiday

Getting your broken-down car home from abroad sounds like a simple matter. However, it requires mastery of local rules and languages, a host of technical details and time-consuming coordination with local partners and garages.

Tom is a medical escort for a very special reason

42-year-old Tom Erik Westgaard from Oslo loves his job as a medical escort for SOS International because it combines the two things he feels most passionately about: Travelling and the nursing profession. But the 2004 Asian tsunami also plays a crucial role.

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