Reykjavik - Post Report Question and Answers

What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

Bilateral work agreement has opened up opportunities on local economy. Some limited opportunities at Embassy but fewer than most posts. Favorable time zone means remote work is easy in States or Europe. - Sep 2021

Some spouses have worked on the local economy at good wages. There is not a formal work agreement with Iceland but I think the embassy is working on it. - Nov 2017

No, not unless you speak Icelandic. - Feb 2013

Not unless you speak Icelandic. EFM jobs are hard to come by here - there are very few EFM positions at the Embassy and finding work on the local economy is difficult if you don't speak Icelandic. - Jul 2011


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