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Fjodor Andersen

Living in Iceland, from Denmark

"Finding other expats interested in playing squash in Reykjavik seemed difficult. But with InterNations I found them easily."

Michelle Guillemont

Living in Iceland, from France

"Iceland is not the expat country number one. But I met truly global minds with InterNations. It really works."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Iceland

  • Join our community and get to know members of Iceland’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Icelandic expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Reykjavik, Keflavik and many other regions

The InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in Iceland

Are you an expat working and living in Iceland? Or are you preparing to move soon to Reykjavik, Keflavik or any other of the Icelandic international hotspots?

Expat life in Iceland has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the shores of its large volcanic lakes, learning how Icelandic people celebrate the Reykjavik Jazz Festival, up to tasting Iceland’s favorite dishes such as Þorramatur.

Of course, InterNations is active far beyond Iceland. Please feel free to explore our expatriate guide on living in Oman or living in Italy.

Iceland Expat Locations

The English Pub

The English Pub

Restaurants & Nightlife

Den Danske Kro

Den Danske Kro

Restaurants & Nightlife

The Fish Market

The Fish Market

Restaurants & Nightlife

Kex Hostel

Kex Hostel

Restaurants & Nightlife

Kaldi

Kaldi

Restaurants & Nightlife

Kex Hostel

Kex Hostel

Restaurants & Nightlife

Loftið

Loftið

Restaurants & Nightlife

International School of Iceland

International School of Iceland

International Schools & Education

Working and living in Iceland – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in Iceland requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Icelandic expat life. Living abroad in Iceland raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Iceland?ʺ, ʺIs after-school care easily available in Iceland?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Reykjavik should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Icelandic municipality in Akureyri?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in Iceland is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Iceland aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Iceland. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from travel and accommodation, to education & children or administration and finance, up to expat institutions & clubs. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺAm I entitled to paid holidays and sick pay when employed by an Icelandic company?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

To learn more about how to organize your expat life around the world, please read on in our guide section: From living in Japan to living in Panama, we have it covered.

Tips on living and working in Iceland –
From colleges and universities to international hospitals

Moreover, our expat directory for Iceland includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. colleges and universities or international hospitals. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Iceland with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Velkomin from our expats living and working in Iceland.

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