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Individual license required

Foreign visitors and others that wish to make temporary use of radio equipment in Iceland, other than mentioned above, must apply for a permit to the Post and Telecom administration on the appropriate form. The following information must be supplied:

1. Name and address
2. Information about arrival and departure dates for the equipment
3. Information about frequencies requested
4. Equipment regsistration (type and serial number)
5. Output power
6. Where the equipment will be used

After processing of the application the form is signed and used as a temporary license. It should be presented to the custom authorities at arrival in the country and at departure.
A license fee is due according to the tariff schedule of the Post and Telecom Administration and the Act on the Post and Tele­com Administration.

Application form for temporary licence to import and operate radio equipment in Iceland
Please fill out, print, sign and send to:

Post- and Telecom Administration
Suðurlandsbraut 4                                    Phone +354 510 1500
IS-108 Reykjavík                                        Fax +354 510 1509
ICELAND                                                     e-mail: pfs@pfs.is 

 


Without  individual license (License exempt)

Radio equipment can be used temporarily in Iceland by  visitors, without  individual license and without any licensing fees, as follows:

  1. Citizen´s Band (CB) radio telephones can be used temporarily without a license if the right of use has been approved by a competent foreign authority. This applies to the following CB´s operating with 40 channels in the frequency range 26.965-27.405 MHz.:
    PR 27, FM: 4W, standard EN 300 135
    AM: carrier power 1W, standard EN 300 433
    SSB: peak envelope power 4W, standard EN 300 433
    CB radio, not compliant with the above mentioned standards, must not be operated in Iceland.
  2. PMR 446 equipment can be used temporarily without a license if it´s  use has been approved by a competent foreign authority.
  3. DECT equipment can be used temporarily without a license if it´s  use has been approved by the competent authority of some CEPT member country.
  4. GSM, 3G, 4G mobile phones can be used without a license if it ´s  use has been approved by a foreign authority.
  5. Mobile or portable amateur radio stations can be used temporarily without a national Icelandic license if the radio amateur in question has a  CEPT Radio Amateur License. For further information, visitors should contact their  own telecommunications authority.
  6. Inmarsat-C, Inmarsat-D, Inmarsat-M, Inmarsat phones (also called Inmarsat Mini-M), EMS-PRODAT and EMS-MSSAT terminals for land mobile satellite services, operating in the frequency band 1626.5 –1660.5 MHz (however not in the band 1645.5 –1646.5 MHz), can be used temporarily without a license if their use has been approved by a competent foreign authority.
  7. Globalstar and Iridium terminals for land mobile satellite services, functioning according to ERC Decision ERC/DEC/(97)03, can be used temporarily without a license if their use has been approved by a competent foreign authority.
  8. Arcanet Suitcase terminals and Euteltracs terminals for land mobile satellite service, operating in the band 14.00 – 14.25 GHz, can be used temporarily without a license, if their use has been approved by a competent foreign authority.
The use of all other kinds of radio transmitters is subject to a license issued by the Post- and Telecom Administration as outlined above.