British citizens can look for work or set up a business provided they hold a ten year passport. To work or reside in Iceland for longer than three months, a residence and a work permit is required. These can be very difficult to obtain as Iceland had a rather strict immigration policy. Further information can be obtained by checking out The Directorate of Immigration in Reykjavik.

Employment in Iceland can be found in bars, restaurants, hotels and hostels. Jobs can also be found in the fishing villages and towns around the coast of Iceland.

Au Pairs working in Iceland usually need some experience in childcare but will not have to speak Icelandic. Au pairs live with their host family and as well as looking after the children, they also take on basic domestic duties. Wages are often quite low but accommodation and meals are usually included.