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Iceland > Property


How To Rent Or Buy Property In Iceland

Tuesday April 21, 2020 (15:02:28)

Iceland is host to an enviable standard of living and, as such, is popular with both tourists and expats. However, recently, the country has been saturated with visitors looking for short-term rental opportunities, meaning that the availability of long-term lets is low, particularly in and around Reykjavik. Due to the high demand and relatively low availability, prices are highest in the capital, but they decrease further afield. Expats often secure short-term rental properties whilst searching for long-term accommodation – a sensible approach in the current climate. Reassuringly, many expats do eventually buy properties in Iceland, which demonstrates that doing so is a plausible option.   more ...

Iceland > Moving


How To Apply For A Visa In Iceland

Thursday March 12, 2020 (12:57:25)

Iceland is a fascinating country that appeals to both tourists and potential expats. It is a member of the Schengen Agreement, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the European Economic Area (EEA), despite not being a member of the European Union (EU).   more ...

Iceland > Working


How To Find A Job In Iceland

Monday February 03, 2020 (12:11:05)

This northern European nation, like other countries in Scandinavia, has a reputation for progressive politics and it is an appealing choice for more adventurous expats seeking employment. The advantages are that you will have an interesting and unusual working environment; disadvantages include possible difficulty in finding work, since Iceland is a small nation with few urban centers. However, employment experts suggest that the country will need an increased number of foreign workers in the next decade, due to labor shortages. We will look at some of your employment options below.   more ...

Iceland > Property


How To Purchase Property In Iceland

Monday August 19, 2019 (17:28:28)

Iceland retains a strong property market and has 130,000 residential units in the country. According to figures from, the average residential property comes in at ISK42 million which is an increase of 12.3% from the same time last year. From the beginning of the year to August 2016 the nationwide residential property price index increased by 9.48% which has been the highest increase in just over two years as listed by Statistics Iceland. As of 2014 55.1% of households in Iceland belonged to homeowners with mortgages with 18.9% of households being owned outright with no mortgage. Buying in Iceland is something which is affordable and possible for many families and individuals, expats and locals.   more ...

Iceland > Links


Iceland - Recommended Blogs

Friday December 02, 2016 (15:24:48)
(c) Andreas Tille on Wikipedia
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Iceland and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

Iceland > Financial


Managing Your Money As An Expat In Iceland

Wednesday August 26, 2015 (13:32:09)
Image © Diana Robinson on Flickr
The home of the first Viking explorers of North America and a volcanically active territory, the Nordic island country of Iceland spans an area of 103,000 sq. km and has the lowest population density among all the European countries. Nature is at its breathtaking best in Iceland, although the region is also prone to natural hazards. Expats moving to Iceland will have the experience of living in a modern nation where the people take great pride in their language and culture.   more ...

Iceland > Working


How Do You Find A Job In Iceland As An Expat?

Tuesday August 18, 2015 (15:17:14)
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Ever since the UN described it as the third-best place in the world to live in, Iceland has become a dream destination for many expats from around the world. There are currently about 15,000 immigrants working in this country. Even though it has had some recent economic struggles, Iceland’s living standards remain very high. The fact that this region has a low unemployment rate (less than 6%) with fairly high wages makes it all the more attractive to many foreigners.   more ...

Iceland > Living


Why Iceland Is The Best Place To Be An Expat

Friday July 17, 2015 (12:53:17)
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For years now, Iceland has been rated as one of the best places to live in terms of health, happiness and overall satisfaction. The country’s rich culture, social welfare system, natural beauty and close proximity to other places in Europe have attracted many expats in the last few years. If you are thinking about a new destination to move to, this may just be the right place for you.   more ...

Iceland > Health


Accessing Healthcare In Iceland As An Expat

Tuesday June 30, 2015 (17:12:18)
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Settling down in Iceland is a great experience for most expats, even if the weather, the language, and the cost of living can present challenges. The cost of living in Iceland is particularly high compared to the US and the UK.

Yet foreigners from various parts of Europe choose to settle on this island for a number of reasons, including its culture, the high level of safety, and the healthcare facilities.   more ...

Iceland > Links


Iceland – Top Five Expat Blogs

Thursday June 25, 2015 (19:00:14)
Photo © O Palsson
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Iceland and some of the bloggers who write about living there.

Sky As A Kite

Christina blogs about her daily life and misadventures as an expat in Reykjavik, where she works as a physiotherapist.   more ...

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