Service for immigrants

New in Iceland provides immigrants with everything they need to know about living in Iceland. Immigrants will receive instructions there as well as quality information about what it is like to live in Iceland. You can get answers about the work market, health care system, education, housing affairs, social services, tax affairs, family affairs and much more. All the service is free of charge and is provided in full confidentiality.

There is an elevator in the building although it is best to notify if you are in a wheelchair. You can speak with a counselor in English, polski, español, português , عربي, lietuvis, русский and Icelandic. For other languages it is possible to have interpretation by phone. Sign language interpretation can be requested.

You can call tel. 456 7555, send an email to or use the internet chat on their website to ask questions. You can also book a meeting through their website It is open from 10am to 3pm on weekdays and 10am to 6pm on Wednesdays.

Counselors at New in Iceland answer all questions about living in Iceland

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Multicultural Information Centre

Immigrants in Iceland can get information about their rights and obligations at the Multicultural Centre.

Icelandic Human Rights Centre

At the Icelandic Human Rights Centre, immigrants can get free legal counsel.


W.O.M.E.N (Women Of Multicultural Ethnicity Network in Iceland) is a social organization for women of foreign origin living in Iceland.

Parental education

To raise a child is one of the most important and demanding tasks that parents deal with in life. Parental skills are on the other hand neither innate nor do they come automatically, it takes time to acquire the necessary knowledge.

Maður og kona faðma stúlku og dreng