Aviation and volcanic eruption


Due to a volcanic eruption on Reykjanes peninsula, there will be a need for the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management to conduct recurrent flights with experts and scientists to assess the situation. These flights will be given priority over other aircraft operations.

To ensure safety, an area will be defined as a danger- or restricted area for conventional aircraft and a prohibited area for drones while such scientific flights are conducted. A short time notice can be expected for such areas to be established and the geographical scope and time limit will depend on circumstances each time. 

Further information can be found in the AIP and on the drone website of the Icelandic Transport Authority.