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The Iceland advantage

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

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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 European gateways (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 makes 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.

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 #3 in the Top 10 economies in terms of talent competitiveness, according to the 2023 IMD World Talent Report 2023. 

Iceland is a member of the European Single Market that permits the 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 business in Iceland as smooth as possible.