Net migration to Iceland from 2008 to 2018, by citizenship
Net migration to Iceland 2008-2018, by citizenship
Although 14,275 individuals migrated to Iceland in 2018, a total of 7,719 individuals emigrated from Iceland the same year. In total, Iceland had a plus of 6,556 individuals in 2018 as a direct cause of migration, most of whom had a non-Icelandic citizenship. The net migration of Icelanders tended to be negative within the past ten years. In short, more Icelandic citizens moved abroad than those who moved to Iceland.
Net migration to Iceland from 2008 to 2018, by citizenship
TotalIcelandic citizensForeign citizens
20186,556-656,621
20178,2403527,888
20164,069-1464,215
2015 1,451-1,2652,716
2014 1,113-7601,873
2013 1,598-361,634
2012 -319-936617
2011 -1,404-1,311-93
2010 -2,134-1,703-431
2009 -4,835-2,466-2,369
2008 1,144-4771,621
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Iceland

Survey time period

2008 to 2018

Special properties

include immigration of both Icelandic and foreign citizens from Iceland

Net migration to Iceland 2008-2018, by citizenship
Although 14,275 individuals migrated to Iceland in 2018, a total of 7,719 individuals emigrated from Iceland the same year. In total, Iceland had a plus of 6,556 individuals in 2018 as a direct cause of migration, most of whom had a non-Icelandic citizenship. The net migration of Icelanders tended to be negative within the past ten years. In short, more Icelandic citizens moved abroad than those who moved to Iceland.
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