Au Pair in Iceland: salary, working hours, holidays, etc.
Iceland is a fantastic country for an Au Pair stay. However, the specific regulations regarding the Au Pair program in Iceland are rather unknown. For this reason, we have gathered all the information you need regarding these topics:
time off and holidays
Iceland is a land full of nature and breathtaking sceneries such as the Blue Lagoon, different volcanoes and glaciers. Of course, Au Pairs and Host Families will also have certain responsibilities they need to follow.
In Iceland, Au Pairs will work up to 30 hours per week (including babysitting). Official regulations establish that two hours of work in the evenings count as one hour during the day. Mealtimes do not count as working hours.
Important: Au Pairs from Non-European Union (EU) countries are not allowed to work outside their Host Family.
Iceland does not specify the Au Pair salary. However, the average is around 80 € per week. Host Families also have to check the amount of money established by the Ministry of Social affairs in order to pay the Au Pair at least the minimum allowance.
Au Pairs in Iceland can attend language courses or cultural events to improve their professional skills. However, the Host Family is not obligated to pay for the fees.
The Host Family has to register their Au Pair at the corresponding foreign office as soon as possible.
The Family should contact the foreign office in case of any doubts regarding local regulations.
Iceland establishes that during a 6-9 months stay, the Host Family can agree to pay for 50% of the international travel costs up to 25,000 ISK. For a 10-12 month stay, the family agrees to pay the international flight up to 50,000 ISK.
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