Living in Reykjavík, Iceland:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Reykjavík, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Reykjavík what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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When moving to Reykjavik, please take some warm clothes with you! It can get incredibly cold here. Apart from that, the weather is highly unpredictable, therefore you never know what you’re signing up for when going outside. Arrive here with an open mind and willingness to embrace the quirky and cold!

Dominic, says: 2020

Reykjavík is an extremely expensive city, so it is imperative to have a certain extent of financial security to enjoy living here. The downtown area is fairly drab and does not quite resemble the bustle of a big city. Opportunities for work and professional development are sparse due to the fact that many fields do not exist here yet.

Prodhi, says: 2020

Reykjavik is a small, diverse, inclusive community. A fantastic place and work and the opportunity to experience the pure and transformative nature that Iceland offers is just a short drive from the centre. Being a foreign national living here, I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a unique lifestyle choice.

In general, the country is very expensive to live in. Apartment prices in Iceland are extremely lavish in Reykjavík mainly. Reykjavík has a big variety of consumer products. It is a small city with more than two thirds of the country’s population residing there.

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