Sale of accommodations

General information

The applicant will have to get an authorisation from the local Public Health Authority.  The facilities shall be suitable for the activity and the facilities shall be kept clean and safe.

For more information contact the local Public Health Authority of the municipality in question.


In order to get a licence to sell accommodation in Iceland the applicants needs to comply with the following conditions:

  1. Be resident in the EEA-area
  2. Be legally competent and at least 20 years old
  3. Have the administration of his estate
  4. Have announced his commercial activity to the tax authorities
  5. Have not, in the past five years, been found guilty of violating the following acts: 1) General penal code, 2) on narcotics, 3) respecting Public Limited Companies 4) respecting Private Limited Companies, 5) bookkeeping, 6) annual accounts, 7) income tax, 8) VAT, 9) on the withholding of public levies at source, 10) insurance fee or relevant secondary legislation.
  6. Has not had a license for running an accommodation facility, restaurant or a liquor licence revoked in the past five years.
  7. Not owe taxes, public fees or pension fund fees exceeding 500.000 isk.

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