Probably one of the most unexplored lands, but at the same time more particular, Iceland is for many an escape from everyday life, for others, a viable alternative to be able to change life radically. All of us often have that thought that buzzes in our heads, that voice that whispers to us that maybe it's time to make a 'reversal of course. And why not do it in Iceland?
We at Realigro have thought of creating a mini guide, tailored to you and your needs. After looking for all the information and answers to the most common questions, about a possible transfer to this land, we are ready to give you the sprint you need to take this big step, and maybe in the future to buy a property in Iceland. Reading our article, you will understand that this country really has a lot to offer and it will not be so complicated to be able to move and find your size. So, we can finally inaugurate our guide to remove any doubt about Iceland!
Iceland is not a European country but it is part of the Schengen area. This information is not at all marginal, if we consider that, all citizens of the countries that have joined this area, will not need a visa to access it. A passport or identity document valid for expatriation will suffice. Again with regard to the advantages enjoyed by Europeans in this case, remember that in 2017 was introduced a reform according to which it is allowed to use its national tariff plan, without additional costs, even in this country.
Let us now look at the cost of living in Iceland. Like all the countries of the North, Iceland also has a fairly high cost of living, which is why the search for a job becomes essential to enjoy a peace of mind from the economic point of view. We recommend, to speed up the time to apply for a temporary Kennitala, a kind of tax code with a quarterly validity. Owning it is essential, as it will allow you to subscribe to any type of contract, open a current account and, in some stores, make purchases. The price to get it, fluctuates between 100 and 110 euros and has a validity of three months. Then you can convert your kennitala from temporary to permanent, associating it with your new employment contract.
As far as the spoken language is concerned, don't worry: English will save you even in this case!
In addition to English, another element synonymous with great openness in the culture of this land, are the rights. Icelandic legislation, in fact, bases its principles on gender equality and the long battles against violence in general. The objective of this country is the peaceful coexistence between the various ethnic groups in the territory and, judging by the level of welfare, we can say that this goal has been abundantly achieved.
The climate and geography of Iceland are undoubtedly the elements that give this country much of its uniqueness. Rainfall is abundant on the southern coast, while it is scarce on the other side. Internally there are numerous glaciers and plateaus. Summers are cool and pleasant, while in winter temperatures can reach -30 ° C.
Although house prices have risen, many projects are still in the pipeline in Iceland to expand the areas for the construction of new residential complexes. With its colourful roofs and dazzling lights, Reykjavík is presenting green and smart homes. All the buildings are equipped with systems capable of obtaining energy, electricity and hot water from underground geothermal sources. Thanks to the tax and bureaucratic conditions quite lean, you can buy a property for less than 200,000 euros for the most luxurious properties and in the center of the capital. Moving to the most remote areas, you will also find even more advantageous prices.
What can I say, we hope that our mini guide has been useful. We just have to wish you a good trip!
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