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Why Iceland?

Known for its hot springs and friendly citizens, Iceland is one Nordic country you’ll want to add to your consideration set. Numerous volcanoes keep the island warmer than expected, while rugged fjords and abundant marine life draw in lovers of the outdoors. All are welcome here, regardless of race, nationality, or orientation. This egalitarian spirit lends itself well to raising a family in such supportive communities. English’s near-universal use also eases the transition, though learning Icelandic will serve you well. This welcoming spirit is tempered by a difficult visa process, especially for non-students. Most goods get imported, lending weight to the high cost of living here. Expats exploring outside capital Reykjavik will need a 4×4 vehicle to manage icy roads and rugged terrain. Overall, Iceland beckons the immigrant seeking acceptance and adventure near the top of the world.

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Iceland at a Glance

Top 25%

Ranks Highly For:
Raising Kids

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Healthcare Ranking:
Top 10%

Infrastructure Ranking:
Top 25%

Government Style:
Full Democracy

Mostly Legal: Abortion,
Handguns, Gay Marriage,

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