Available jobs in Iceland are available in the agricultural, fishing, energy, tourism and general service industries, according to the EURES website. Some American organizations help place employees in Iceland to perform jobs such as teaching English, being a nanny and scouting sports events.
Full-time employment is most readily available for office and commercial workers, especially those who speak Icelandic. Companies involved in geothermal power, aluminum production and fisheries are among the strongest parts of the Icelandic economy. GoScandinavia.About.com reports that part-time employment for people who do not speak Icelandic is most common in the service industries, including personal services such as childcare. These job placements typically last from three to 12 months.
A job seeker's native country might restrict his access to the Iceland labor market. According to the Iceland.is website, citizens of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden can move to Iceland and accept any type of employment for an unlimited amount of time. Citizens of other European Economic Area (EEA) countries can search for jobs for up to six months without a work permit. Citizens of other countries, including the United States, might need a work visa. The Icelandic embassy in each country has the specific rules and requirements.