First steps - finding a home

Finding a home

You can find all information about immigration to Iceland on Residency permits, work permits, citizenship, national ID number, etc. Í is a centralized portal for public services in Iceland. There you can access personal information securely and find many self-service tools. You need an electronic ID or Íslykill to access the website.

Renting – finding a home provides information about lease agreements, renting and social-assistance for housing. The Multicultural and Information Centre (MCC) has more information about where to look for housing and more.

Information from the Icelandic government for example the Renting Act in English and the Public Rental Dwellings Act

Housing benefits

The residents of rental housing may be entitled to housing benefits, whether they rent social-assistance housing or housing on the open market.

Here below you can find information about housing benefits from different sources.

Utilities – electricity, hot water and internet

Information about energy, phone & internet is provided by the Multicultural Information Center. When you move, in many cases you need to submit the final readings from your electricity and hot water meters. The relevant utility will normally accept a reading from the departing or new residents.