GEN 0.1.1 The publishing authority

The Icelandic Transport Authority shall ensure, on behalf of the Icelandic state, that an aeronautical information service (AIS) is operated.

The Icelandic Transport Authority has delegated the authority for the provision of the service to Isavia ANS.

The Isavia ANS Aeronautical Information Service (AIS), is the Aeronautical Information Service Provider (AISP) and publishes AIP Iceland.

GEN 0.1.2 Applicable ICAO documents

The AIP is prepared in accordance with the Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) of Annex 15 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the Aeronautical Information Services Manual (ICAO Doc 8126). Charts contained in the AIP are produced in accordance with Annex 4 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the Aeronautical Chart Manual (ICAO Doc 8697). Differences from ICAO Standards, Recommended Practices and Procedures are given in subsection GEN 1.7. 

GEN 0.1.3 Publication media

AIP Iceland is published as eAIP at:

GEN 0.1.4 The AIP structure and established regular amendment interval

GEN The AIP structure

The AIP forms part of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package, details of which are given in subsection GEN 3.1.

The structure of the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package is shown in graphic form on page GEN 0.1.7.

The AIP is made up of three Parts, General (GEN), Enroute (ENR) and Aerodromes (AD), each divided into sections and subsections as applicable, containing various types of information subjects.

GEN Part I - General (GEN)

Part 1 consists of five sections containing information as briefly described hereafter.

GEN 0 Table of Contents / List of Pages to Part 1– Preface; Record of AIP Amendments; Record of AIP Supplements; Checklist of AIP pages; and the List of hand amendments to the AIP.

GEN 1 National regulations and requirements – Designated authorities; Entry, transit and departure of aircraft; Entry, transit and departure of passengers and crew; Entry, transit and departure of cargo; Aircraft instruments, equipment and flight documents; Summary of national regulations and international agreements/ conventions; Differences from ICAO Standards, Recommended Practices and Procedures.

GEN 2 Tables and codes – Measuring system, aircraft markings, holidays; Abbreviations used in AIS publications; Chart symbols; Location indicators; List of radio navigation aids; Conversion tables; and Sunrise / Sunset tables.

GEN 3 Services – Aeronautical information services; Aeronautical charts; Air traffic services; Communication services; Meteorological services; and Search and rescue.

GEN 4 Charges for Aerodromes and Air Navigation Services – Aerodromes Charges; and Air navigation services charges.

GEN Part 2 – Enroute (ENR)

Part 2 consists of seven sections containing information as briefly described hereafter.

ENR 0 Table of Contents / List of Pages to Part 2

ENR 1 General rules and procedures – General rules; Visual flight rules; Instrument flight rules; ATS airspace classification; Holding, approach and departure procedures; ATS Surveillance services and procedures; Altimeter setting procedures; Rules of the air and air traffic services procedures; Air traffic flow management; Flight planning; Addressing of flight plan messages; Interception of civil aircraft; Unlawful interference; and Air traffic incidents.

ENR 2 Air traffic services airspace – FIR, CTA, TMA, CTR; and Other regulated airspace.

ENR 3 ATS routes – Lower and upper ATS routes; Upper ATS routes; Area navigation (RNAV) routes; Helicopter routes; Other routes; and Enroute holding.

Note.- Other types of routes which are specified in connection with procedures for traffic to and from aerodromes/heliports are described in the relevant sections and subsections of Part 3 - Aerodromes.

ENR 4 Radio navigation aids/systems – Radio navigation aids - en-route; Special navigation systems; Name-code designators for significant points; and Aerodrome beacons.

ENR 5 Navigation warnings – Prohibited, restricted and danger areas; Military exercise and training areas; Other activities of a dangerous nature; Air navigation obstacles - en-route; Aerial sporting and recreational activities; and Bird migration and areas with sensitive fauna.

ENR 6 Enroute charts – List of Enroute Chart.

GEN Part 3 – Aerodromes (AD)

Part 3 consists of four sections containing information as briefly described hereafter.

AD 0 Table of Contents / List of Pages to Part 3

AD 1 Aerodromes - Introduction – Aerodrome availability; Rescue and fire fighting services and Snow plan; Index to aerodromes; and Grouping of aerodromes.

AD 2 International Aerodromes – Other Aerodromes

  1. Detailed information regarding International aerodromes, which are defined as arrival and departure aerodromes for International flights in accordance whith paragraph 10 to the Convention of ICAO, listed under 24 subsections.
  2. Detailed information on other airports with instrument approach charts

AD 3 Heliports – Nil

AD 4 Domestic Aerodromes

GEN Regular amendment interval

Regular Amendments to the AIP are issued six to twelve times a year.

Significant changes will be issued in accordance with the AIRAC system.

See: GEN 3.1.4 AIRAC system.

GEN 0.1.5 Copyright policy

The AIP Iceland is published by Isavia ANS and is based on information available to Isavia ANS.

The AIP is only intended for non-commercial use.
The AIP may not be distributed, reproduced or transmitted in any commercial way.

GEN 0.1.6 Service to contact in case of detected AIP errors or omissions

In the compilation of the AIP, care has been taken to ensure that the information contained therein is accurate and complete. Any errors and omissions which may nevertheless be detected, as well as any correspondence concerning the Integrated Aeronautical Information Package, should be referred to:


 Isavia ANS
Aeronautical Information Service
Nautholsvegi 60-66
IS-102 Reykjavik, Iceland
Telephone:+354 424 4000