Exporting guide to Iceland


An island country in the North Atlantic Iceland is about 840 km north-west of the UK and about 460 km south-east of Greenland's coast. Although it is one of the least densely populated countries in Europe, it has a strong import market where UK goods and services are popular.

Strong economic conditions

Iceland’s GDP per capita is among the highest in Europe and it has shown continuous growth. The population has great spending power meaning Iceland is a serious option for UK exporters.

Agreement on trade in goods between Iceland, Norway and the UK

The UK has signed a trade agreement with Iceland and Norway. Read our latest updates for more information on the status of this agreement and how it may benefit your business.

Street sign in Iceland

Iceland: at a glance

Economic growth


Actual figure (IMF, 2020)
The UK is -9.3% (IMF, 2020, actual figure)

GDP per capita


Actual figure (IMF, 2018)
The UK is $43,719 (IMF, 2018, actual figure)


Icelandic króna

Business language

English, Icelandic

Time zone

GMT +0

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Check for trade barriers

Trade barriers, such as tariffs or taxes, can raise costs, cause delays, or even stop you from exporting. Check for any issues that may impact your business when exporting.

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Check duties and customs

Find information on how to export goods from the UK. View the duties, rules, restrictions, and the documents you need for your products.

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Next steps

DIT can advise you on doing business abroad, and help put you in touch with other people who can help such as lawyers and distributors.