Au Pair in Iceland

Au Pair in Iceland

A country that combines nature with modernity and makes the most of its volcanic territory – this is Iceland. Thanks to its marvelous landscapes and active volcanoes, Iceland is the perfect place for those who want to live an adventure abroad.

Au Pair in Iceland

  • Age: 18 – 27 years (European Union), 18-25 other nationalities.
  • Duration: 6 – 12 months
  • Working hours: max. 30 hours per week.
  • Holidays: You get one holiday week for each 26 weeks of work.
  • Travel costs: You need to pay for the a travel costs and visa expenses (if needed).
  • Insurance: If you come from a European Union member country you can be insured by the European Health Insurance Card. If you come from a different country, you need to get a private insurance.
  • Pocket money: around 80 euros per week.
  • Visa requirements:
  • EU citizens do not need a visa. If you have a different nationality you require the Au Pair visa.


  • Age: 18 – 27
  • Single and with no children of your own
  • Experience in Childcare of at least 200 hours
  • Language:  Fluent English
  • Driving license
  • Insurance and medically fit
  • Non Smoker
  • Duration of the stay: at least 5-6 months, ideally 6-12 months.


The Au Pair Program in Iceland can start when its best for you. Here you will find a glance to the program:

1. Application
After sending your application, the agency will get in touch with you to give you more details regarding your stay. Once you have gathered all the documents, the agency will send them to their Partner in Iceland..

2. Looking for a Host Family
The partners in Iceland will look for a family for you and send them your application!

3. Placement
If the Host Family is interested, the agency will send you their profile! This way you will be able to organize a video call and get to know each other much better.

4. Visa
If you are not a European Union Citizen you will need to apply to get the Visa.

5. Departure
Once you have a Host Family you can book the flight to Iceland! The agency will give you the contact information from their partner in the Host Country.


You do not need a visa if you have a passport from any EU country. In any other case, you can apply for the Au Pair visa to Iceland. The general requirements for the visa are:

  • Age: 18 – 25
  • Au Pair contract
  • Valid passport
  • Not having a criminal record
  • Housing certificate (this document is sent to you by the Host Family)
  • Document that proves the family can cover your daily expenses
  • Insurance valid for at least 6 months (must be issued by an insurance company licensed to operate in Iceland)
  • Please check Iceland’s migration website for more information regarding the Au Pair program.


Please remember to get a medical, accident and liability insurance to have a safe stay!



“Iceland is a great and impressive country to which I really want to travel again” – Isabel, Au Pair in Iceland

“This year taught me a lot about myself. I became much mor independent, maybe even more confident and more open to new situations and new people” – Kristin, Au Pair in Iceland

Au Pair Workshops

For all those who want to discover the world, Au Pair agencies organize meetings in which you can learn much more about the Au Pair Programs.

To help you plan everything for your Au Pair stay, agencies also offer Workshops in which you will learn more about the daily life of an Au Pair, get ideas for children games and activities and advice on how to deal with homesickness.  You can also share your concerns and doubts with your advisors.