Rules for drone flights


Due to possible volcanic eruptions in Reykjanes, great interest can be expected in drone flights, as well as other flights in the area. The Icelandic Transport Authority (ICETRA) draws attention to useful information on drone flights and rules that e.g. are intended to ensure the segregation of drones and other aircraft, including:

  • Do not fly a drone higher than 120 m above the ground
  • Always give way to manned aircraft
  • Drones shall not be flown beyond visual line of sight ( BVLOS)
  • The operator of the drone is responsible for any damage that may result from its use
  • For commercial drones, additional requirements are in place, for example regarding registration

In the event of airspace restrictions for drone flights near the volcano, such restrictions will be announced on the website of the Icelandic Transport Authority.