This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Icelandic Coast Guard since its formation:
ICG aircraft and helicopters were initially painted white overall with areas of red on the nose, tail and wings. Helicopters, such as the S-76, had a red nose and a red horizontal stripe along the rear fuselage. The national flag was carried in pennant form on the fin, or on the centre fuselage of helicopters. The civil registration was displayed in red.
With the arrival of the Dauphin 2 helicopter, a more sophisticated and very smart red-white-blue colour was introduced. The main identification marking became a forward sloping blue/white/red band around the fuselage, with the national flag in pennant form as a fin flash. The service title LANDHELGISGAESLAN is normally carried in red or black on the forward fuselage. The Fokker F.27 currently flies in a white and grey colour scheme with the main fuselage band, fin pennant marking and service titles.