How to become an au pair in Iceland?

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Iceland is known as the land of opposites (Land of Fire and Ice):

Home to some of the largest glaciers in Europe, and some of the world's most active volcanoes. Iceland is also the land of light and darkness. Long summer days with nearly 24-hours of sunshine are offset by short winter days with only few hours of daylight.

Learn more about Iceland in the official tourism information site

typical day in a family

cost of living

McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal)
1,600.00 kr
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught)
1,100.00 kr
Imported Beer (0.33 liter bottle)
1,000.00 kr
Cappuccino (regular)
535.64 kr
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle)
289.54 kr
Water (0.33 liter bottle)
222.31 kr
One-way Ticket (Local Transport)
440.00 kr
Monthly Pass (Regular Price)
11,750.00 kr
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff)
690.00 kr
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff)
297.00 kr
Gasoline (1 liter)
195.67 kr

The information above was taken from the NUMBEO.


Major holidays

  • New year's day (January 1st)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Whitsun
  • June 17th (Iceland's Independence day)
  • Christmas eve (December 24th) after 12:00 o'clock
  • Christmas day (December 25th)
  • New year's eve (December 31st) after 12:00 o'clock

General holidays

  • The day after Christmas (December 26th)
  • Maundy Thursday
  • The day after Easter
  • First day of summer
  • Ascension day
  • May 1st (international holiday of labourers)
  • The day after Whitsun
  • The first Monday of August (tradespeoples' holiday)

The information above was taken from the Multicultural and Information Centre.

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