Reykjavik Capital Area has over 16,000 students enrolled in academic institutes. The nation is generally well educated and over 41% of people living in the capital area hold a university degree. This is comparable to the highest ranking metropolitan areas in the US. Generally, Icelanders are proficient in English. Iceland has excellent infant, primary and secondary schools, and after school daycare centers. Study in Iceland is a comprensive information source about admission and application, academic year, credits and degrees, fees and scholarships,programmes taught in english and summer schools.

There are two  international school at elementary level in the capital area, in Reykjavik and in Gardabaer. The Hamrahlid high school offers an International high school diploma taught in English.