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

InterNations — A Community for American Expats in Reykjavík

Hello to all Americans in Reykjavík! Are you interested in getting to know fellow expats in Reykjavík? Looking for advice from other Americans, e.g. wondering if there are any bars in Reykjavík which will be showing your favorite baseball or American football team’s upcoming match or where to go in town for st■ turkey?

There’s no doubt about it: Reykjavík might not be an expat hot spot, but it can still offer a lot. The Icelandic capital is a rather small but important city known for being one of the safest and greenest cities worldwide, with colorful houses, a significant financial and IT sector, and much more! With the well-established road network and plenty of parking spaces in most areas, navigating your way around the city from one place to the next is simple. This also means that if you don’t want to live among the hustle and bustle of the center, you can enjoy a quieter life in nearby Seltjarnarnes or Hafnarfjörður, for example, which are ten to twenty minutes away from Reykjavík’s center.

Although Reykjavík has lots to offer, you might be wondering where and how you can meet other Americans in the city. Luckily, InterNations is here to make this easier for you! You’re warmly invited to join the InterNations community. Within our international network in Reykjavík, there’s a vibrant circle of American expats from all regions of USA, including New York City, Los Angeles, and beyond.

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Meet other Americans in Reykjavík

Connect at Our Events in Reykjavík

Attend our monthly events and join various interest-based groups to get to know like-minded expats and fellow Americans in Reykjavík. From sailing to spirituality, there is sure to be something for everyone! In most communities, there are also monthly Newcomers’ Events especially for those who have recently joined the American community in Reykjavík. Take this chance to mingle and meet other expats and global minds in Reykjavík.

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Engage with Other Americans in Our Reykjavík Expat Forum

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Reykjavík expat forums. When you arrive in Reykjavík, you’re likely to have many questions, from how to register as a resident to where to find language lessons. Use our forum to ask members of the InterNations community everything you’re wondering about, even things like where to find ingredients for dishes from home in Reykjavík. InterNations makes it easy for American expats in Reykjavík to exchange experiences and tips to support each other. You can also check out our Expat Q&A Forum to look for accommodation, jobs, or even advice on the best international schools or whether there are any American schools in your area.

  • Moving to Iceland
    2 replies
    Jul 22, 1:47 PM
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    Thanks Kevin. Yes, we've been to Iceland over 10 times. We actually do some business there, see our website: http://www.america2iceland.com/. It's not how we make our living but we've been doing it …

  • Emergency Rural Health in Iceland
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    Nov 12, 4:26 AM
    Community member

    Thank you for the direction Vishnu!

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Find People Who Share Your Passions

As the world’s northernmost capital of a sovereign state, Reykjavík can be a great place for expats, especially with the InterNations community helping you to make the most of your experience!

Do you want to continue with your hobbies — or discover new ones — while living in Reykjavík? There’s a variety of InterNations Groups you can join, including everything from sightseeing to hiking. These are run by dedicated Consuls with at least one activity each month, such as dinners in Reykjavík’s finest restaurants or outings with other expats to explore all that the Icelandic capital has to offer, from the Imagine Peace Tower, Yoko Ono’s memorial to John Lennon on Viðey Island, to the strikingly modern Hallgrímskirkja Church, and much more.

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Enjoy the International Experience with InterNations

  • Browse our network of members to get to know American expats in Reykjavík and connect with others.
  • Take part in our expat forums to get firsthand tips and information from fellow Americans in Reykjavík.
  • Meet other American expats and global minds at 600 monthly official events and share your interests at more than 4,600 monthly activities in Reykjavík and across the globe.

InterNations provides an easy, casual way to get to know expats from the USA and further afield in your local community. Sound good? Then let us welcome you into our Reykjavík Community today!

Meet Fellow Americans in Reykjavík at Our Events

Our community in Reykjavík is also very active offline. Our InterNations Ambassadors organize regular events and various expat activities, e.g. a dinner in Reykjavík’s hippest restaurant or an outing with other American expats to explore the shores of its large volcanic lakes. These activities are a casual way to get to know expats from the USA in your local community as well as Americans in Iceland nationwide. Interested? Simply become a member and we’ll be happy to welcome you among our Americans living in Reykjavík!