Drone Regulations in Iceland

A list of drone regulations and links for drone pilots in Iceland

Iceland's Drone Regulations Overview:


Is a registration necessary?

You need to have Registration.

Recreational use of drones allowed?

Yes, it is allowed.

Is drone insurance mandatory?

It is recommended.

Commercial use of drones permitted?

Yes, but with conditions.

Does the drone need a badge?


Maximum Altitude:

120 meters

Respect the privacy of other people

Don’t forget this rule.

Not allowed drones near airports

Stay away from Arports.

Drone Regulations in Iceland


When you decide to travel and fly your drone in Iceland you need to be informed about the drone regulations in Iceland about this. Always read the latest rules and information on the official web pages.

Main responsive authorities


[email protected] / +354 480 6000

Drone Regulations in Iceland

General drone laws in Iceland

Our advise is always to be up to date with the latest news and conditions before you decide and perform a drone flight. After that you must keep also the drone regulations in Iceland listed bellow.

 – A Badge – with the drone pilot’s contact details ( Exact Name, Address and phone number ) – is required. 

 – Flying in urban areas is allowed only for drones with a weight under 3 kilograms. 

 – Flying in rural areas is allowed only for drones with a weight under 25 kilograms.

 – Every drone with a weight of more than 20 kilograms must have an Insurance. 

 – Flying over people or crowds is Forbidden. 

 – Distance to any international Airport or Airfield – at least 2 kilometers. 

 – Distance to any other Airport or Airfield – at least 1.5 kilometers. 

 – Max allowed altitude – 120 meters. 

 – Distance to any public building – at least 150 meters. 

 – Keep visual contact with the drone – during hall flight. 

 – Drone pilots are obligated to check for the latest drone rules and drone laws in Iceland before flying a drone. 

 – Always give way to the manned air traffic. 

General Drone Rules for Commercial Flights

 – ID must be attached to every drone. 

 – A Registration with the ITA must be done for conducting commercial drone flights. 

 – Max allowed weight of the drone – 7 kilograms.

 – Max allowed altitude – 120 meters. 

 – Flying over people and crowds is Forbidden. 

 – Distance to any international Airports- 2 kilometers. 

 – Distance to any other airports- 1.5 kilometers. 

 – Visual contact with the drone- during hall flight. 

 – Drone with weight more than 20 kilograms – must have an Insurance. 

More information you can find on this page on the ITA’s website.

Some tourist travel tips for Iceland

Iceland is a fascinating destination for every traveler. Traveling there is easy and accessible from any part of the world. But what entices Iceland and what do we need to know about the country before visiting it for the first time?

Iceland – a land of fire and ice. Volcanoes, glaciers, a place where wind and sea merge to create a landscape that is like nowhere else on Earth. Charming, mysterious, wild, scary and very attractive. This is all Iceland. Whether you come for the eternal sun of summer, or in search of the winter nature of the Northern Lights, you will surely be enchanted by the charm of this place. If you want to plan your visit well and early, here are some tips for your first trip to Iceland.

Tips for your first visit to Iceland – what, where and how.

Exit Reykjavik and explore nature. The northernmost capital is both progressive and traditional when it comes to design, music and literature, which makes it a worthy contender for your time, but what makes Iceland special is what is outside the city limits. Spend a day or two here, but don’t forget to explore some of Iceland’s natural wonders.

Constant daylight in summer.

The benefits of bright nights are undoubtedly many – more time for walking and sightseeing, but it has many disadvantages. If you travel for a long time, you will feel tired. And although there are ways to block the light in the accommodation and “trick” your body that it’s time for sleep, it’s best to secure yourself with eye masks. Yes, you got it right. Like the ones on the planes, they give you on an overseas flight to sleep. All this is a little confusing for the body, so watch your watch and do not violate your personal regime. It is important to know that more restaurants and gas stations close around 9 pm, whether it is bright or not.

Iceland is unlike any other country.
Different, special, attractive – all this can be said about Iceland. In some places, it will remind you of the United States, in others of something unknown – you may liken it to the moon. It will be difficult for you to describe it in the standard way when you have to return home. In general, Iceland looks like an unearthly place.

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