ATS Positions

ID Frequency Callsign Area of responsibility
K-G 121.7

Reykjavik Ground

Clearance delivery and Ground movements
K-T 118.0

Reykjavik Tower

Traffic in the CTR

Runway use

Reykjavik has three runways, crossing at mid point. Runways 01 and 19 are preferred due to their length. For noise abatement the preferred departure runway is 19 and landing runway is 01.

IFR clearance

The IFR clearance is issued by R-G. Any traffic entering the Reykjavik OCA will require an oceanic clearance, which will contain the following information:

  • Route
  • Flight Level
  • Mach Number
  • Departure instructions (if required)
  • Take-off time restriction (if required)

Clearances for departing aircraft must be coordinated with Reykjavik South Sector. Departing aircraft will always be issued FL290 or flight planned level if lower. Once airborne and in contact with Reykjavik ACC they will be recleared to their requested cruising level.

Depending on runway in use, further departure instructions may be necessary, such as:

  • Standard Instrument Departure
  • Initial climb clearance
  • Direction of first turn

Pilots must file or advise requested Flight Level and Mach number.

Reykjavik Delivery, Faxi 741, information Yankee, stand 3 request clearance to Vagar.

Faxi 741 cleared to Vagar via EL2 departure, Flight Plan Route. Flight Level 250 Mach .67. After departure maintain altitude 5000ft. Squawk 2371.


K-G is responsible for ground movements on the aerodrome. Commercial flights park at the terminal on Apron West. General aviation park on Apron East, by the tower.


Reykjavik Control Zone (CTR) has an upper limit of 3000FT and is class D airspace. Service to traffic in the CTR should be provided in accordance with the airspace classification.


ID Frequency Callsign Area of responsibility
RA 119.0 Reykjavik Approach Traffic in FAXI TMA - Reykjavik Sector


RA (and KA) are responsible for FAXI TMA. The TMA extends from ground level to FL245. It is class G below 3000FT, class C from 3000FT to FL195 and class A above FL195.

Keflavik (BIKF) CTR and Reykjavik (BIRK) CTR are situated below the TMA. All other area is class G airspace. 

Service should be provided in accordance with the airspace classification and according to the standard agreements, as outlined below.

Arriving traffic should be vectored for an approach, with a minimum 7 mile final unless the pilot requests shorter. Weather permitting, visual approaches may be used. The use of visual approaches must be coordinated with RT.

IN agreements
OUT agreements
BIRK(ANY) FL290S (119.700)
BIRK(ANY) 6000 FTKA (119.300)For departures crossing BIKF sector
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