Icelandair’s new livery


In 2022 Icelandair updating airline livery – the way their planes look – with new colors drawn from Icelandic nature, including the beloved northern lights. 

This is the first time the whole livery design has been changed since 2006, and is part of a complete refresh of the Icelandair brand. Over the past year or so, Icelandair been looking at their brand as a whole and finding new, refreshing ways to bring the spirit of Iceland to the world.

TF-ICE, a Boeing 737 MAX named Jökulsárlón (after Iceland’s famous glacier lagoon), is the first of Icelandair’s fleet to be painted in the new livery, in mid-January 2022. It arrives at Keflavík international airport on Friday, January 28, flying from Norwich, UK (the site of the aircraft painting facility).


Icelandair plan to have a total of 5 MAX aircraft with the new livery by the end of February. The repainting of the rest of our fleet will continue according to the maintenance schedule of each airplane. 

With the new livery, Icelandair’s aircraft will have 5 different tail colors (boreal blue, magenta, sky blue, yellow, and green), representing different phenomena in Icelandic nature. Our first new arrival wears a sky-blue tail.

Icelandair new colors:

  • The midnight blue is Iceland’s heritage color and the backdrop to the dancing auroras.
  • The snow white represents Iceland’s glaciers.
  • The boreal blue is a representation of the northern lights.
  • The magenta signifies the collective creative power of Iceland, with just a hint of sunrise.
  • The crisp blue is the Icelandic summer sky that’s filled with light.
  • The golden yellow is the sun reflecting off waterfalls, glaciers, and even simmering magma.
  • The green represents the life that can be found even after the harshest of events.