Four weeks exemption

Non-EEA workers who fall into the following categories are exempt from the requirements regarding work permits for periods of up to four weeks each year:

 Scientists, scholars and lecturers, as regards teaching or comparable activities.
 Artists, with the exception of instrumental performers who enter into employment in catering establishments. The exemption under this item does not apply to dancers who appear in nightclubs.
 Athletics coaches.
 Representatives on business visit for companies that do not have branches in Iceland.
 Drivers of passenger coaches registered in foreign countries, providing that the vehicles are carrying foreign tourists to Iceland.
 Journalists and reporters from foreign news media who are in the service of companies that are not established in Iceland.
 Workers, consultants and instructors working on the assembly, installation, supervision or repair of equipment.