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According to the Better Life Index published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Iceland does well on a number of well-being indicators including subjective well-being, social connections, health status and environmental quality. It almost goes without saying that Iceland is an enviable destination for expatriates. It is a safe, friendly, open and tolerant. It offers one of Earth’s most unique natural geological environments replete with hot springs and awe-inspiring sites like Blue Lagoon, Golden Circle and  Gullfoss. Reykjavik, Iceland’s premier city, also provides the expat a number of fine restaurants and cafes, trendy clubs, shopping malls and cinemas.

Satisfying sites on lifestyle in Iceland

oecd-iceland      icenews-icelanders      kwintessential-iceland      go-to-iceland      numbeo-iceland

numbeo-reykjavik      idratherbeiniceland      icelandmag      internations-/iceland      expatsblog-iceland

Cost of Living

Cost of living

Iceland doesn’t come cheap for the western expatriate. Indeed, according to Xpatulator’s July 2016 report, the cost of living in Iceland is dramatically higher than the international average. This becomes apparent when buying any number of goods and services such as household accommodations, transport and petrol, groceries and restaurant meals, alcohol and clothing. Any international teacher wishing to move to Iceland should negotiate a generous compensation package to ensure that he or she will be able to access and enjoy all the wonderful things the country has to offer.

Satisfying sites on cost of living in Iceland

Grapevine-iceland    Numbeo-iceland    Numbeo-reykjavik    Expatistan.-reykjavik    nationmaster-iceland



Iceland experiences cool temperatures throughout the year. Summer spans June to August when the weather becomes milder and temperatures peak at 13 degrees Celsius. The Autumn months are September and October and are cool and wet with temperatures of between 7 and 10 degrees Celsius. Winter is longer, running from November to March and is cold dark and damp with temperatures of between -3 to 2 degrees Celsius. April to May is springtime and the weather is relatively dry and bright.

It is important to note that June and July see 24 hours of daylight in the capital city of Reykjavik and further north the sun rarely sets during these months.

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Visa Restrictions

Visa Restrictions

In March 2015 Iceland formally withdrew its application to join the EU. However as an EU citizen you will continue to have some travel privileges. Applicants from outside the EU will need to apply for formal residence and work permits. Citizens from EU countries must register with Registers Iceland

For further information please visit the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration or review the advice from the  Anywork Anywhere website

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office         US State Department         BBC World News         Al Jazeera       Icelandic Monitor 

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