Iceland

Living and
Working in Iceland

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Fjodor Andersen

Fjodor Andersen

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

Michelle Guillemont

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

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.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in Iceland. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Oman to living in Italy.

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Top Articles in the Iceland Expat Guide

  • Moving to Iceland

    Traditionally, expats who dream of making Iceland their next destination may simply have the country’s stunning natural beauty in mind. But there is so much more to life on this volcanic island than just fjords and the Northern Lights. Our expat guide looks at many of the practicalities to consider when moving.
  • Living in Iceland

    Settling down in Iceland, a nation with a particularly high standard of living, can be an amazing expat experience, despite the high prices. Read the InterNations guide to Iceland to learn about finding accommodation, healthcare, education, and safety.
  • Working in Iceland

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

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.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside Iceland? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Japan or living in Panama!

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.

Fjodor Andersen

Fjodor Andersen

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

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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