GEN 3.3.1 Responsible service

The Air Traffic Service Provider for the overall administration of air traffic services within the area indicated in GEN 3.3.2 is Isavia ANS.
  Isavia ANS
Nautholsvegur 60-66
IS 102 Reykjavík, Iceland
Telephone:: + 354 424 4000
Telefax: N/A
Hours of service: Week days 8-16 UTC
The services are provided in accordance with the icelandic regulantions 770/2010, 787/2010 and the provisions contained in the following ICAO documents:
  1. Annex 2 - Rules of the Air
  2. Annex 11 - Air Traffic Services
  3. Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Air Traffic Management (Doc - 4444 - ATM/501)
  4. Doc 8168 - Procedures for Air Navigation Services - Aircraft operations (PANS-OPS)
  5. Doc 7030 - Regional Supplementary Procedures. 
    (See ENR 1.8 for rules applicalbe to Reykjavik CTA)
Differences to ICAO Annexes are detailed in GEN 1.7

GEN 3.3.2 Area of responsibility

Air traffic services are provided in accordance with international commitments and agreements.
The service area is further detailed in ENR 2.
Area Control Service, Flight Information Service and Alerting Service within the Icelandic domestic area, Reykjavik FIR and Nuuk FIR, above FL 195 is provided by ACC Reykjavík north of 63°30'N.

GEN 3.3.3 Types of services

In Iceland the following types of services are provided by
Isavia ANS:
- Flight information service and alerting service are provided by the Air Traffic Control (ATC) units and Aerodrome Flight Information Service (AFIS) stations during published operating hours.
-    Area Control (ACC) and ATS surveillance service is provided by the Reykjavík Area Control Centre.
- A description of ATS surveillance services is provided in ENR 1.6.
Air Traffic Control is exercised:
  • within Reykjavík CTA,
  • within FAXI TMA and Akureyri TMA,
  • within control zones at Keflavík-, Reykjavík- and Akureyri airport.
Aerodrome Flight Information Service is exercised on domestic airports with scheduled flights around the time these scheduled flights arrive, see AD 2.3 for each airport.
Aerodrome Flight Information Service is also provided at Reykjavik airport outside hours of ATC operations.
NB there are restrictions for flights via Reykjavik outside hours of ATC operations, see BIRK AD 2.3

GEN Coordination between pilot and AFIS

It is expected that pilots contact the Aerodrome on the relevant frequency.
AFIS controls all traffic on the movement area, outside of runways and taxiways. The movement of aircraft, vehicles and people in that area is therefore subject to the approval of AFIS personnel. This includes the authority to refuse the entry of aircraft onto runway. The pilots of aircraft and drivers of vehicles need permission for movement outside of runway and taxiways and must comply with directions from AFIS personnel. The movement of persons or vehicles including towed aircraft on the manoeuvring area shall be subject to authorization by the AFIS unit. Persons, including drivers of all vehicles, shall be required to obtain authorization from the AFIS unit before entry to the manoeuvring area. Notwithstanding such an authorization, entry to a runway or runway strip or change in the operation authorized shall be subject to a further specific authorization by the AFIS unit. Vehicles shall give way to aircraft taking off, landing, taxiing or being pulled.
The operating hours for AFIS is in connections with the scheduled flight operation and is therefore variable, information on operational hours are to be found in AD 2.3 for those airports that have AFIS. All changes to VFR flight plans shall be sent to the nearest AFIS, TOWER or to Reykjavik Air Traffic Control Centre on 119.700 MHz or by telephone 424 4240.

GEN 3.3.4 Co-ordination between the operator and ATS

Coordination between operators and air traffic services units is effected in accordance with ICAO PANS-ATM (Doc 4444).
Enquiries and comments on procedures send e-mail to
Enquiries and comments on flight planning send e-mail to

GEN 3.3.5 Minimum flight altitude

Area minimum altitude provide a minimum obstacle clearance of 2000 FT on Iceland Enroute Chart,
Area minimum altitude provide a minimum obstacle clearance of 1500 FT on Iceland SID/STAR Charts in mountainous areas and 1000 FT elsewhere.
The ATS route system as listed in ENR 3. It is different from traditional "Airway systems", whereas air traffic control is exercised outside as well as within the ATS route system. The minimum levels on ATS routes have been determined so as to ensure at least 2 000 feet (600 m) vertical clearance above the highest obstacle within the lateral limits of the route. The total width of ATS routes based on RNAV is 3.5 NM on either side of the centre line. The total width of ATS routes based on NDB or VOR, is 5 NM on either side of the centre line. Where the angular divergence of the navigational aid signal in combination with the distance between the navigational aids could result in the aircraft being outside the limits of the ATS route, the width of the ATS route is increased by 5° for VOR and 10° for NDB. Aircraft shall be flown:
  1. along the centerline of published ATS routs, aircraft shall be established on their route within 15 NM from point of departure;
  2. if the route is not published, direct between significant points.
See following Fig.
Column 4 in ENR 3 indicates the maximum width of the parliventar part of the ATS route concerned

GEN 3.3.6 ATS units address list

Nafn deildar
Unit Name
Postal address
Telephone No
FAX Netfang
AFS Heimasíða
Akureyri Turn/
600 Akureyri
+354 424 4030 N/A N/A
Bíldudalur Flugradíó/
465 Bíldudalur
+354 424 4085 N/A N/A
Egilsstaðir Flugradíó/
700 Egilsstaðir
+354 424 4020 N/A N/A
Gjögur Flugradíó/
524 Árneshreppur
+354 451 4033 N/A N/A
Grímsey Flugradíó/
611 Grímsey
+354  424 4070 N/A N/A
Hornafjörður Flugradíó/
781 Höfn í Hornafirði
+354 478 1290 N/A N/A

Húsavík Flugradíó/
641 Húsavík
+354 464 1253 N/A N/A
Ísafjörður Flugradíó/
400 Ísafjörður
+354 456 3450 N/A N/A
Keflavík Turn/
235 Keflavíkurflugvelli
+354 424 4055 N/A BIKFZTZX
Reykjavík Flugstjórn/
IS 102 Reykjavík
+354 424 4240 N/A BIRDZQZX flugleidsaga/flugstjornarmidstod
Reykjavík Turn/
IS 102 Reykjavík
+354 424 4214 N/A BIRDZQZR
550 Sauðárkrókur
+354 453 5175 N/A N/A vidskiptavinir/innanlandsflugvellir/flugvellir- og-lendingarstadir
IS 900 Vestmannaeyjar
+354 481 1209 N/A N/A airport
690 Vopnafjörður
+354 473 1521 N/A N/A
680 Þórshöfn
+354 468 1422 N/A N/A