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Last update: 25 Jan 2005
In general:
all district codes from 1938-1989 all year and town stickers from 1990 onwards

 

Picture

Date of first issue Date of last issue Type Description Remarks
1 picture wanted Nov 1914?   car BR 1 Bill Reykjavík
bill=car
2 1920?   car RE 123 plate wanted Reykjavík
also known VE
SKS
3 1920?   taxi Lx RE 123 plate wanted
Leigubifreid?
4 1923?   car AB 12 Skagafjardarsısla
also known RE, A, AR, HF
5     govt flag 1 plate wanted
president
flat hand painted
6 1938 1949 car A 123 enamel
7     other Ad 1234 enamel
tractor
8     other red cross 1 plate wanted 
ambulance (enamel)
(later aluminum with stickers)
9     other S R 1 plate wanted enamel
Slökkuistöğ Reykjavík
fire truck (also Akureyri)
10

    govt flag 1  

president (enamel)
the numbers 1,2 and 3 are used

plate 2 and 3 are
unfortunately not mine

11     ? A 1 plate wantedenamel
mc size
Fox
12 1951? 1967? other VLE 1234 US forces in Iceland
VL stands for Varnarliğiğ (cars from the base)
13

1950 Dec 1988 car A 12345 in three sizes
all districts
14 1950 Dec 1988 mc A 12345  
15     mopd A 123 < 50cc
16     tr AT 12  
17     other Ad 123 tractor
18     other Ab 123 snowmobile
19     dlr R 8123 all in the 8 thousand series
20     other separate red on white S hire van
21     other A 12345 police motorcycle
22     other separate cross doctor
23
    taxi separate black on yellow L (Laus)  

also with L incorporated in the plate

24 around 1980? 2000? temp 0012
+ month and year
0017 1985
0031 1991
0058 1996
25     CD R 15123 all in the 15 thousand series
also the 75 thousand series
26
    other silver or white on blue used for parking spot only

 

BJ = Björn Johannsson
Roovers

27
    other VL 123 US forces in Iceland
VL stands for Varnarliğiğ (cars from the base)

5 thousand series?

28     other VLT 12 plate wanted
US forces in Iceland
here a trailer PL8S
29     other J 01234 US forces, private personel
(the only leading zero)
30     other J 123 Icelandic civil personel
31     pres flag 1 plate wanted

picture taken in 1987
president at the time:
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

32     min R 4123 
plate wanted
government office
33 Dec 1988 now car AB 123
 
size A
520x110 mm
year and town  stickers
34 Jan 1989 now car AB 123 size B
280x200 mm
35 Jan 1989 now mc AB 123 size C
240x130 mm
since 1999 also tractor
36 Jan 1989 now car AB 123 size D
US-size
305x155 mm
37 Jan 1989 1994? all Endurskoğun sticker: failed inspection but okay to drive temp. sticker
for 30 days
38 Jan 1989 now CD CD A01

size ABC

39 Jan 1989 now dlr RN 123 no sticker needed
size A
40
1991? ?1996   AB 123 US forces, private personnel
size A CD
41 1991? now   VL 1234 US forces
VL means Varnarliğiğ (cars from the base)
42 1994? now all temp. sticker
for 30 days
Endurskoğun sticker: failed inspection but okay to drive
43 ? ? all temp. sticker Notkun Bönnuğ sticker: failed inspection, not okay to drive
44
Jan 1993 now car AB 123 company cars  < 5 ton
no tax
size A D
45 ? 1996 now car AB 123 US forces, private personnel
diamond sticker
46 June 1996 now pers up to 6 characters

ISK 25.000 (€ 250)
Icelandic beer brand

47 Oct 1996 now other AB 123 heavy road
vehicles
48 1999 now other AB 123
size C
snowmobiles + off road vehicles
49 1999 now mopd AB 123
size C
moped
< 50cc
50 2000? now temp 0012
+ day?, month and year

plate wanted
0070 2000
Europlate

51
Apr 2004 now car AB 123 2nd plates wanted
with the flag and IS incorporated
here the long one and the US size
Şórel (2nd)

If you have any comments, pictures or even plates, please drop me an e-mail.

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