Use of drones restricted within Vatnajökull National Park

Park authorities in Vatnajökull National Park decided to restrict the use if UAVs (drones) within the park.The reason behind this is threefold:

  1. Protection of wildlife within the park.
  2. Visitor safety.
  3. The park's objective of quality experience for its visitors.
The instructions are in accordance with regulation about Vatnajökull National Park (608/2008), article 9.

Park managers will consider issuing special permits if the use is a part of scientific research or a project that is deemed to be in accordance with the park's objectives. Permit application forms are here:

Note must be taken that police and ICE-SAR personnel are exempt from seeking permit when the drone use is part of law enforcement or search & rescue operations.

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