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The Icelandic Route Development Fund

The objective of The Icelandic Route Development Fund is to support the development of new flight routes to Iceland, to enable regular international flights through the international airports at Akureyri and Egilsstaðir. This encourages better distribution of travellers throughout Iceland, in accordance with the Road Map for Tourism, improves utilisation of public infrastructure, and enhances the living conditions and quality of life for local residents as well as the business environment in North and East Iceland.

The Fund operates in two divisions:

  • Route Development Division
  • Marketing Support Division

Rules of procedure

The Fund operates in accordance with the Rules of Procedure for the Icelandic Route Development Fund ratified by the Minister of Industry and Commerce, which appoints the fund's board. The board decides on grants from the fund. Representatives from Visit North Iceland, Visit East Iceland, Isavia and Business Iceland are represented in the working group of the board. The working group reviews the applications received by the fund and communicates with applicants regarding applications.


Applications must be submitted electronically, using the appropriate form (see below), to the Icelandic Tourist Board, which will handle the documentation received by the Fund. 

Open application form

Further information

Inquiries about the fund's activities can be sent to