Icelandic Drone Regulations


Icelandic Drone Regulations – Updated 6/9/2015

Icelandic Drone Regulations

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We reached out to the Icelandic Government who informed us:

The Icelandic Transport Authority is in the process of developing specific rules for unmanned aircrafts but enclosed is the Aeronautical Information Circular -ICELAND which provides information on the rules that are currently in force regarding the operation of unmanned aircrafts.

These regulations are in the AIC – Iceland, both in English and Icelandic.  Key points, however, for the Icelandic drone regulations include:

  • In order to fly a UAV weighing more than 5 KG you must get written permission from authorities.  The linked document explains what information you must provide to authorities when applying.
  • For drones weighing less than 5 KG you do not need written permission.  However:
    • You cannot fly within 1.5 KM of housing
    • You cannot fly within 1.5 KM of an airport.

We will keep this updated as Icelandic drone regulations evolve over time.

Interested in reviewing other countries guidelines?  Stop by our global drone regulations guide.