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My wonderful year in Iceland

Hi everyone,


My name is Chantal, I´m 23 years old and I´m from Holland. Last year I went to Iceland to work there as an au pair. This has been one of the best decisions ever since I´ve had the time of my life. I´ve met so many nice people and I´m sure I´ve made friends for life!


During my stay in Iceland I lived with two different families. The first family lived in Reykjavik and had two kids for me to take care of, a boy and a girl. When the kids were at school I took care of the household and also I was babysitting a gorgeous baby from the family. When the kids got home from school I gave them something to eat and played with them or just let them play with friends. I really liked these kids and I loved spending time with them. In my free time I went to a language school to study Icelandic. That was great because this way I got to know new people from all over the world and I was also able to understand the family conversations during dinnertimeJ More...




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Like to be an Au pair in Iceland?

You will live with an Icelandic family, taking care of young children and the household. It is an opportunity to learn about Icelanders, their culture, the language and at the same time develop relationships that will last a lifetime.


What about all that other stuff?

  • Pocket money is ca. €110 per week (15.000 ISK).
  • Private bedroom and meals each day.
  • Work hours are 30 hours per week, approximately 6 hours per day.
  • Two free days per week. At least one full weekend off each month.  
  • Some overtime might be needed and is paid extra.
  • After 6 months stay with the same host family the flight ticket one way is reimbursed (max. 35.000 ISK), and both ways after 12 months (to/from Iceland).
  • Health, travel and liability insurance arranged and paid by the host family.
  • The duration is 6 to 12 months. Occationally families need Au pair for shorter period eg. during summer school holiday. 
  • Possibility to attend a language course.
  • Age limit 18 to 25 years old (18-30 years in Europe)
  • Experience with childcare is a must.
  • English knowledge is required.
  • Driving license is normally required.


When to apply?

Ninukot accepts applications for Au Pair positions on a continual basis. Please contact Ninukot for more information about Au pair in Iceland, fill out a pre-application on our website and/or request an application form.


Got some questions about how to become an Au pair in Iceland?

We might already have answered your questions in our FAQ.  If not, please contact us and we'll do our best to answer them!