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Drone Safety in Iceland

24. August, 2018

In recent years drones have become very popular and available to the mainstream public. Below is a video created by the Icelandic Transport Authority about the use of drones in Iceland:

This video created by a French mountain awareness organization shows the importance of following laws on drone usage:

Rescue teams in Iceland are also using drones for searching in areas that are difficult to access on foot or by car. You can watch the video below to see how rescue operations in Iceland have added drones to their toolbox:

Here are specific guidelines for flying either leisure or commercial drones in Iceland:

In conclusion we ask that you remember that drones can cause serious damage and they are not toys. While very useful tools they can also cause accidents through collisions or distractions. Use your drone responsibly and follow the Icelandic Transport Authority’s Guidelines about usage.

 

Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue, Tourist Information Center, Bankastræti 2, 101 Reykjavík Iceland safetravel@safetravel.is +354 570-5929 Disclaimer