Doing business in Iceland

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Here you can find information on setting up a company in Iceland, hiring employees, selling goods and services and retail trade.

The website Norden Business provides useful information on how to set up your own business in the Nordic countries. At the bottom of the page there is also information for Icelandic companies intending to set up operations in other Nordic countries or do business with them. In addition, you can find out how to hire employees across national Nordic borders.

The European portal Your Europe provides more information about the rules that need to be considered when setting up a company in another country of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA).

Establishing a company in Iceland

If you want to set up a company in Iceland, information on how to do so, how to hire employees and other details is available from various institutions. Detailed information is available on how you should go about setting up the company, how to choose a legal form, naming the company, drafting a business plan and registering your company.

Information on establishing a company in Iceland is available from Iceland Revenue and Customs (Ríkisskattstjóri).

Icelandic companies in other Nordic countries

Icelandic companies intending to open a branch or do business abroad can receive assistance from Business Iceland.

Who should I contact if I have questions?

For more information see the website of the Directorate of Internal Revenue. You can also get information from a service advisor by telephone at +354 442 1000. 

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Info Norden is the information service of the Nordic Council of Ministers. Here you can find info and tips if you wish to move, work, study, seek support or start a business in the Nordic region.