Become an Au-Pair in Iceland

Au-Pair in Iceland

Au-Pair Iceland

An Au-Pair in Iceland is the perfect choice for nature-lovers! 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. The country is becoming more and more appealing for young people all over the world who would like to see the amazing nature with their own eyes.

Furthermore, the Au-Pair program offers some benefits which cannot compare to other gap years solutions, for example:

  • improving languages skills I: people in Iceland are known for their excellent English skills
  • improving languages skills II: if English is too boring for you, you can start with Icelandic
  • pocket money in exchange for taking care of the family's child(ren)
  • enrich your CV with a valuable experience
  • free accommodation and full board covered by the family

So, what are you waiting for? Read through our information about the program and start you adventure soon!

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Au-Pair in Iceland - facts & info

  • 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 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.


“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 more 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 in each country.

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.

The most important thing is to get in touch with your agency as soon as possible and to find out details regarding visa, insurance and the Au-Pair contract. The earlier you start, the more relaxed will the process be.