Registration

  • All vehicles brought to Iceland must be registered and inspected before they can be used.
  • Vehicles are registered in the Icelandic Transport Authority Vehicle Register. This includes information on the make and owners of the vehicle, charges, etc.
  • Upon registration, a registration number is assigned and the vehicle is cleared through customs and inspected at an inspection body.
  • The vehicle obtains full registration once it has been inspected and insured.
  • The registration certificate issued to the owner once the vehicle has been registered must be kept in the vehicle at all times.

Deregistration

  • A vehicle may be deregistered if it is a write-off or if it is to be taken out of the country.
  • Write-off vehicles should be taken to a collection facility such as Vaka or Hringrás, where a special return payment will be received in exchange for the vehicle.

See collection facilities and information on return payments

  • The return payment is paid by inspection bodies of the Icelandic Transport Authority when the vehicle’s number plates are returned to them, together with a certificate from the collection facilities confirming that the vehicle has been brought to them.
  • Further information can be obtained from the Icelandic Transport Authority.
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