On this page you will find links to information on how to start a business in Iceland. At the bottom of the page you will find information about Icelandic companies that intend to open a branch or do business in other Nordic countries. You can also read about how to recruit staff across borders in the Nordic countries.
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.
Please fill in our contact form if you have any questions or if you have encountered an obstacle in another Nordic country.
NB! If you have questions regarding the processing of a specific case or application, or other personal matters, please contact the relevant authority directly.