Iceland

Living and
Working in Iceland

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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."

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.

Top Articles in the Iceland Expat Guide

  • 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.

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

"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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