Electricity and heating

  • All residential housing must have hot and cold water and electricity. Housing in Iceland is heated by hot water or electricity.
  • When moving into a new flat or house, it is important to have the energy meters read so that only what is used is paid for.
  • In some cases, heating and electricity are included in the rent – if not, tenants are responsible for paying for usage themselves.
  • Bills are usually sent monthly on the basis of estimated energy use by residents in the housing in question. Once a year, a settlement bill is sent together with a reading of the meters measuring energy use in the home taken by an employee of the relevant energy company.
  • Municipal offices can provide information on companies that sell and provide electricity and hot water in the municipality.   
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