How to find a job in Iceland?

To find a job in Iceland, you can start from alfred.is and skra.is. Everyone who wants to find a job in Iceland needs first to look for a job in Iceland. You can look for recruitment agencies in Iceland. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Iceland.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Iceland. Icelandic citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme to come to Iceland without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Iceland.

Most websites or apps are in Icelandic and English. If you need it, use Google Translate or any other translation service.

First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.

How to find a job in Iceland?

You can find a job in Iceland by searching online for job opportunities in Iceland. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.

Icelandic citizens, and residents, do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents.

Job websites in Iceland

Many job websites can help you find work in Iceland. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.

Baidu, Google, Naver, Sogou, Yandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be, for example, “construction manager in Reykjavic” or “Electrical Engineer in Akureyri.” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate sense of what’s around and which job websites best suit your needs.

Google Maps, Baidu Maps, Naver Maps, 2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for an organization that might have job opportunities for you. For example, look for “IT Engineer in Kópavogur” or “nurse in Hafnarfjodur.”

Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Iceland and jobs.

alfred.is is a very popular job website in Iceland.

skra.is is a popular job website in Iceland. It is a good place to start looking for employment in any industry.

Job is another popular job website in Iceland. 

Vinnumalastofnun.is  is a job website in Iceland. It has job listings in many cities.

mbl.is is one of the most popular newspapers in Iceland and you can find job postings.

bland.is is a job website in Iceland. It has job listings in many cities.

ec.europa.eu is a European job portal. I It has job listings in many countries.

Stjornarradid is an official website of the government of Iceland.

Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Iceland.

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Iceland. I found these groups talking about jobs in Iceland. You can look for more.

Jobs in Iceland

Störf í ferðaþjónustu / Jobs in Tourism – Iceland

Jobs In Iceland 🇮🇸

Jobs in Iceland – Reykjavik

Work in Iceland – jobs availible or looking for job

Icelandic Jobs Worldwide

Job , Rent , Buy & Sell in Iceland – http://iceland.jobrat.net

is.linkedin.com is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Iceland.

Recruitment agencies in Iceland

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Reykjavik” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. You can search your area for local recruitment agencies if you are not in Iceland. They can help you find a job in Iceland.


Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.

Ask around you for jobs in Iceland.

Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Iceland. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone. Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts.

To find a job in Iceland, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in Iceland.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Iceland.

You can search for companies and local businesses in Iceland. An easy tool for doing that is any map app. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Kópavogur.”

Walk around anywhere in Iceland for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Iceland, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near Hafnarfjörður.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.

Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program to help you find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Icelandic residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Iceland employment scheme” or “Iceland employment program.” You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy.


Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular are some of the job sites presented above. 

The caption of the cover image above is taken in Reykjavík, Iceland. Photo by Damien Petit  on Unsplash.