Ways of working

Regus enters Iceland, providing unique flexible workspace

With the dramatic increase in tourism in recent years, Iceland has become one of the hottest spots in Western Europe and a key business player in the region.

The significant increase in tourism in recent years has resulted in Iceland becoming an exciting centre in the North Atlantic for entertainment, business and transport across the ocean. With 1.7 million visitors last year and an estimated 35% increase to 2.3 million visitors this year, Iceland is already a thriving tourist destination.

The capital Reykjavik has also achieved great success with music, film, fashion and food festivals that have drawn visitors from across the world, including frequent attendance from global media. Coupled with its solid infrastructure and high-tech society, Iceland is fertile soil for companies seeking lower overheads combined with fresh and exciting opportunities in a growing market.

Local and international individuals and companies can now benefit from Regus’ flexible workspaces in key locations in Iceland: three in Reykjavik and one in Akureyri, the largest town in the north of the country. A fifth location will open in Kópavogur, the country’s second largest town, later this year.

Regus’s network also includes the neighbouring countries of the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Greenland is rich in natural resources and mining opportunities: it is tipped to be one of the most exciting new business locations in the north.

Mark Dixon, Chief Executive of Regus, said: “Modern, dynamic businesses need to be able to work where they want and when they want, so I am very excited we are adding Iceland to a growing global network of over 100 countries. Whether you are multi-national or a start-up, more than ever before you need flexibility, agility and the right location to succeed. Now firms in Iceland and visitors to the country can join over two million other members of the Regus business community and enjoy the benefits of being part of our international network, accessing our 3,000 locations globally.”