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Last updated: 5 Mar 2017
In general:
all district codes from 1938 - 1989all year and town stickers from 1990 onwards
all diplomatic codes from 1989 - now

 nr. PictureDate of
first issue
Date of
last issue
TypeDescriptionRemarks
1 Nov 1914? carBR 1Bill Reykjavík
bill=car
21920? carRE 123plate wanted
Reykjavík, also known VE
SKS
31920? taxiLx RE 123plate wanted
Leigubifreid?
41923? carAB 12Skagafjardarsısla
also known RE, A, AR, HF
5  govtflag 1plate wanted
president
flat hand painted
619381949carA 123enamel
7  otherAd 1234enamel
tractor
8  otherred cross 1plate wanted
ambulance (enamel)
(later aluminum with stickers)
9  otherS R 1plate wanted enamel
Slökkuistöğ Reykjavík
fire truck (also Akureyri)
10

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



plate 2 and 3 are
unfortunately not mine
11  ?A 1plate wanted enamel
mc size
Fox
121951?1967?otherVLE 1234US forces in Iceland
VL stands for Varnarliğiğ (cars from the base)
13

1950Jan 1989carA 12345in three sizes
all districts
141950Jan 1989mcA 12345 
15  mopdA 123< 50cc
16 Jan 1989trAT 12 
17  otherAd 123tractor
18  otherAb 123snowmobile
19 Jan 1989dlrR 8123all in the 8 thousand series
20 Jan 1989otherseparate red on white Shire van
21 Jan 1989otherA 12345police motorcycle
22 Jan 1989otherseparate crossdoctor
23
 Jan 1989taxiseparate black on yellow L (Laus)
also with L incorporated in the plate
24 Jan 1989CDR 15123all in the 15 thousand series
also the 75 thousand series
25
  othersilver or whiteused for parking spot only

BJ = Björn Johannsson
Roovers
26
 Jan 1989otherVL 123US forces in Iceland
VL stands for Varnarliğiğ (cars from the base)

5 thousand series?
27 Jan 1989otherVLT 12plate wanted
US forces in Iceland
here a trailer PL8S
28 Jan 1989otherJ 01234US forces, private personel
(the only leading zero)
29 Jan 1989otherJ 123Icelandic civil personel
30  presflag 1plate wanted
picture taken in 1987

president at the time:
Vigdís Finnbogadóttir
31 Jan 1989minR 4123plate wanted

government office
32around 1980?2000?temp0012
+ month and year
0017 1985
0031 1991
0058 1996
33Dec 19882007carAB 123size A
520x110 mm
year and town stickers
34Jan 19892007carAB 123size B
280x200 mm
35Jan 19892007mcAB 123size C
240x130 mm
since 1999 also tractor
36Jan 19892007carAB 123size D
US-size
305x155 mm
37Jan 19891994?allEndurskotemporary sticker
for 30 days
38
Jan 1989nowCDCD A01size D wanted
size ACD
C = Denmark
M = Canada
size D Francoplaque
39Jan 19892007dlrRN 123no sticker needed
size A
40
1991?1998?otherAB 123US forces, private personnel
size A CD
411991?2006?otherVL 1234US forces
VL means Varnarliğiğ (cars from the base)
421994?nowalltemp. sticker
for 30 days
new Endurskoğun sticker: failed inspection but okay to drive
43??alltemp. stickerNotkun Bönnuğ sticker: failed inspection, not okay to drive
44
Jan 19932007carAB 123company cars 
451996?2006?carAB 123US forces, private personnel
diamond sticker
46








June 1996nowpersup to 6 characters (incl. these)
Á
Ğ
É
Í
Ó
Ú
İ
Ş
Æ
Ö
size B, C and D wanted
from 2-6 characters
ISK 25.000 (€ 250)
this is for only 8 years
than the fee has to be paid again

personalized plates only have one box for the year sticker
people that travel abroad can put an IS sticker on it
size B, C and D Europlate
Ğ, Ú, İ, Ş Europlate
Manon É
47Oct 19962007otherAB 123heavy road
vehicles
4819992007otherAB 123
size C
snowmobiles + off road vehicles
no sticker needed (off road)
4919992007mopdAB 123
size C
moped
< 50cc and < 45km/h
50


2000?nowtemp1234
+ month and year
0070 2000
0079 2002
0098 2004
0104 2006
0340 2010
0460 2016
Europlate, Brekke, Europlate (first 3)
51


Apr 20042007carAB 123size B and D wanted
with the flag and IS incorporated
here the long one, a square one, a motorcycle size and the US size
52May 20062007commAB 123special use
53


? 2007nowcarABC 12size B and C wanted
size A
520x110 mm

size B
280x200 mm

size C
240x130 mm

size D
305x155 mm

Europlate (2x)
542007?nowotherABC 12
size C
plate wanted
snowmobiles + off road vehicles
no sticker needed (off road)
Europlate
552007?nowmopdABC 12
size C
moped
< 50cc and < 45km/h
562007?nowcarABC 12company cars
572007?nowcommABC 12plates wanted
special use
Europlate
58 2007?nowotherABC 12plates wanted
heavy road
vehicles

59
2007nowdlrRN 123sticker added
size A and D
602007?nowotherABC 12plate wanted
special? (green on white)
Manon
612009?nowtempAB 123
ABC 12
sticker wanted
sticker
Europlate

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