Your Expat
Community in Iceland

Connect with fellow expats in Iceland
Join exciting events and groups
Get information in our Iceland guides
Exchange tips about expat life in Iceland

Fjodor Andersen

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

Michelle Guillemont

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

Welcome to the InterNations Community of Expats in Iceland!

Halló and welcome to our expat community in Iceland! As a platform exclusively designed for expatriates around the globe, InterNations is here to help you through the exciting but occasionally intimidating process of moving to a foreign country. Many expats in Iceland have made use of the resources available on our platform during the process of starting a new life in this quirky and appealing country. We're reliant on community contributions, so please don't hesitate to share your own Icelandic experiences by joining InterNations today. Our platform can help you find answers to some of the most common questions about moving abroad, such as how to apply for an Icelandic social security number, finding affordable rental properties in Reykjavik, and tips for coping with the brutal Icelandic winters! Many of our members have lived and worked in Iceland for many years and will be happy to lend some advice to a fellow expat. At InterNations we like to see ourselves as the door to Iceland's international community, supporting our members in making connections with each other, but also in developing a full appreciation for the Icelandic way of life. A truly unique culture in a breathtaking natural setting, Iceland offers a great many rewards to the adventurous expat, from Reykjavik's aptly-named Food & Fun Festival to the breathtaking Northern Lights.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Bahrain or Switzerland.

Join Our Exciting Events in Iceland

Attend our monthly events and activities for Iceland expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Iceland Expat Guides

  • Moving to Iceland

    Expats dream of a move to Iceland for the breathtaking nature, for the friendly people, and for the country’s rich history. But of course there is more to Iceland than fjords and volcanoes. Read our guide on moving to Iceland and learn about the language, politics, and visa requirements.
  • Living in Iceland

    Are you dreaming of living in Iceland? In fact, settling down in Iceland can be an amazing experience, despite the natural hazards and the high cost of living in Iceland. With our InterNations guide to Iceland, you’ll learn all about the housing search, healthcare, and culture and safety.
  • Working in Iceland

    Expats working in Iceland have chosen a country which, despite its current economic struggles, has one of the highest living standards in the world. Our InterNations guide to Iceland offers info on the economy, the job search, taxation, and other aspects of working in Iceland.

Exchange Tips about living in Iceland

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Iceland expat forums.

Learn More about Being an Expat in Iceland

It's no exaggeration to say that there's nowhere quite like Iceland! From the volcanic mountains to the icy fjords, what this small Nordic island lacks in size it more than makes up for in natural beauty and character. The vast majority of expats in Iceland live in Reykjavik, where computer programming, gaming development, and tourism are among the key industries. Iceland is also a rich cultural hub, with a thriving arts, music, and theater community that has helped spawn globally popular acts such as Sigur Rós, Of Monsters & Men, and of course the one and only Björk. The overall picture of Iceland is a welcoming, diverse, and truly unique nation that offers a striking combination of ancient natural charm and a quirky but highly modern outlook.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Kuwait or Japan, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Get a Head-Start on Building Your Network in Iceland

InterNations is a unique community of members who are united by our guiding principles of trust, polite behavior, and a friendly and open-minded attitude. These principles are the essential components of our platform, and ensure that all of our users can interact in a safe, secure, and welcoming environment. Don't hesitate to pose any questions you might have about living in Iceland. It may relate to practicalities such as learning the Icelandic language or driving outside Reykjavik, or the pursuit of hobbies and special interests such as joining a sports club, exploring Iceland's incredible countryside, or sampling distinctive Icelandic cuisine. Whatever you're looking for, you'll find fellow expats who are willing to offer tips or even join in. InterNations also provides larger networking events on a regular basis, putting you in direct contact with like-minded international people from all corners of the globe.

Fjodor Andersen

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

Michelle Guillemont

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

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