Moving to Iceland

#1 15 June 2012 22:33:57

nattynoo
nattynoo
western isles

Moving to Iceland

Hi to all.

I am hoping for some feedback and information about moving to Iceland from UK.

If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

#2 16 June 2012 08:33:37

ECS

Re: Moving to Iceland

Have you browsed the forum here? There's already quite a lot of information about job hunting, finding a place to live, and the experience of living in the country.

#5 17 June 2012 13:32:02

chinasmom2000
chinasmom2000
Hafnarfj÷r­ur

Re: Moving to Iceland

I don't know if moving from the U.K. is anything like moving from the U.S., but I would advise leaving plenty of time - the paperwork from UTL takes a good while. It's never too soon to get started. Good luck! :)

#6 17 June 2012 13:39:38

nattynoo
nattynoo
western isles

Re: Moving to Iceland

Hi,
Thanks for your replies and welcomes.

It seems pretty daunting even considering a big move like this, especially for my large family.

From what i can tell moving from the UK we don't need visas just passports.

The main problem is going to be finding a property that is large and cheap enough to house 8 of us.

We are not fussy were we go as we don't mind being out in the sticks.

I have 6 children 5 school aged and 1 who is turning 18 and i am trying to research schools as well as everything else.

Any feedback is much appreciated

Last edited by nattynoo (17 June 2012 13:40:14)

#7 17 June 2012 17:48:23

ECS

Re: Moving to Iceland

if you're not fussy about being out in the middle of (relatively) nowhere you might consider some of the smaller towns, like Borgarnes, Egilssta­ir, ═safj÷r­ur, Bl÷nduˇs, Akranes. It'll be harder to find work in these places though, and I have no idea about schools there.

You are correct that you don't need to do the massive paperwork stack when coming from the UK, as a fellow EEA member. The rules for you are here:

http://utl.is/index.php?option=com_cont … mp;lang=en

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