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The Iceland advantage

The ideal environment for your data. Certified 100% sustainable power. 100% of the time. 

Location, location, location

Flying: Iceland is closer than you think! Direct flying time from JFK to Keflavík (KEF) is about 5.5 hours. Almost the same as JFK to LAX (or SFO, for that matter). Daily flights to Iceland connect with most major gateways in Europe (2.5-3 hours) and North America (5-6 hours). Several air carriers also offer cargo services.   

Shipping: Cargo shipping is simple, with regular sailings to and from major ports in Europe and the East Coast of North America. Shipping takes 3-4 days to Europe and 7-8 days to North America. 

Clean and green in Iceland 

100% of Iceland's electricity is a sustainable mix of geothermal and hydroelectric power generation, and free cooling thanks to the naturally cool climate make for an industry-low PUE range of 1.05 – 1.2. A data center in Iceland will minimize your carbon footprint and reduce long-term costs.

Iceland produces reliable and cost-competitive electricity, and rates for long-term industry contracts ensure cost predictability, a stable supply, and 10-year cost visibility. Iceland tops The Green Future Index by MIT Technology Review. Iceland's state-owned and globally top-ranking transmission system operator (TSO), Landsnet, distributes power throughout the country. The transmission system and related infrastructure are exceptionally reliable and were built to meet the needs of power-intensive industries.

Electricity use in Iceland

70%

Hydro

30%

Geothermal

Heating

90%

Geothermal

10%

Electricity

Global approach with a local feel 

The business environment in Iceland is very efficient with a diverse business landscape, a flexible and educated labor market, and business-friendly regulations. Access to regulatory bodies and agencies is comparatively streamlined in Iceland. Government policy aims to provide a fair, transparent, efficient, and competition-driven environment for companies in a stable, market-based economy. Incentives and procedures are in place to encourage foreign investment, especially in areas that diversify the economy.  

Education levels in Iceland are among the highest in the OECD countries. Iceland also ranks in the top ten among countries in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) adoption and digital skills in the World Economic Forum’s The Global Competitiveness Report - Special Edition 2020. 

Iceland is a member of the European Single Market that permits free cross-border movement of capital, labor, goods, and services to the EU through its membership in the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and the European Economic Area (EEA). Iceland also ensures regulatory stability by adopting EU legislation for all policy areas concerning the single market.  

Data Centers by Iceland is here to make your (data center) business in Iceland as smooth as possible.