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29.1.2020 : 10:05 : +0000


You will work in country hotels or holiday farms in some of the best known tourist locations in Iceland. The work is truly international with guests from all around the world, making each day like a meeting at the United Nations.


What is the work like? 

Your work might include serving lunch or dinner in restaurants, preparing breakfast, housekeeping, guiding tourists on organized tours, assisting in the hotel kitchen, cooking or checking guests in at the reception or the camp site and much more.


What about all that other stuff? 

  • The pay is minimum 270.391 ISK plus 10.17% vacation pay (about 2.245 EUR)* per month before taxes.
  • Accommodation is provided and often full board at 14 EUR (about 1800 ISK)* per day or an accommodation is provided, but participants take care of their own meals outside work hours.
  • The duration can be 3 - 12 months. The main tourist season is from May to October. 
  • Good English language skills are necessary. Other language skills, such as German, Spanish, Skandinavian and French are a plus. 
  • Prior work experience is required. Prior work experience in tourism is a big plus but not always necessary. Interest in tourism required.  


* According to the currency exchange rate in October 22nd 2018.

Got some questions? 

Maybe we have already answered them in our FAQ.  Check them out and if you can't find the answer, send us an e-mail. 


When to apply? 

Ninukot accepts applications on a continual basis for work in tourism. However, the tourist high season in Iceland is (April/May till October/November) and many of the work we offer is for that time period. 

Please apply here...