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Energy, phone & internet

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 when renting a flat or a house – 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.

Telephone and internet

Several telephone companies operate in Iceland, offering different prices and services for telephone and internet connection. It is best to go directly to the telephone companies to get information on the services and prices they have to offer.

 

Icelandic companies that offer phone and/or internet services:

Nova

Síminn

Vodafone

Hringdu

Sambandið

 

Fibre network providers:

The National Fiber Network

Reykjavík Fiber Network

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