Checked Baggage

Checked baggage refers to items that are checked in at the desk and transferred into the cargo hold of the aircraft. The number and weight of bags allowed depend on your class of service. Please study regulations regarding travelling with weapons, dangerous substances and medicinal articles carefully.

Excess Baggage

If the overall weight of your luggage exceeds your baggage allowance, excess baggage fees will apply. It is important that the airline is notified up front of any baggage in excess of passenger's allowance. We reserve the right to refuse the carriage of baggage that exceeds the allowance on the same flight as the passenger.

Extra bag

An extra bag is an additional item of checked-in luggage. If you wish to carry more than the checked baggage allowance you may purchase extra or heavy bags in addition to the baggage allowance on your ticket. You can purchase extra or heavy bags online (20% discount), at the Icelandair Service Center (10% discount) or when you check-in at the airport.

Hand Luggage

Hand luggage are items that you carry on to the aircraft with you. One bag up to 10kg and a small item such as a handbag or a laptop computer, is always included. Additional hand luggage allowance depends on your class of service. The size of the bag must not exceed 55x40x20cm, and the bag must not contain liquids (exceeding 100 ml), aerosol cans or other restricted items.

Baggage Allowance for Children

At Icelandair, we welcome families aboard our aircraft and aim to make the flight enjoyable for our youngest passengers. Children between the ages of 2-11 enjoy the same baggage allowance as adult passengers, but for infants and children younger than 2 years old, different baggage rules apply, as shown in the calculator.

Sports Equipment or Odd Size Baggage

Sports Equipment refers to sporting goods such as windsurfing boards, angling equipment and bikes. Please refer to the baggage calculator to see a full list of exercise equipment. All baggage items that are not listed are considered “Odd Size Baggage” and charged according to normal excess baggage fees. Weapons used for sports activities might be subject to some restrictions.

Sport Equipment and Odd Size Baggage must be booked in advance. We strongly recommend that passengers intending to travel with such equipment ensure that their home or travel insurance covers the replacement value of any valuable items of checked baggage.

Proper Packing

All baggage must be packed so that it can withstand normal baggage handling and must withstand the impact of coming into contact with other luggage in the baggage system and when loading/unloading the aircraft. Baggage that is checked without proper protection is considered to be at passengers own risk. Packing of fragile items to normal checked baggage is not considered as proper packing and falls under notice of Liability Limitations.

All checked baggage must be clearly marked with name, e-mail, phone number and address. Always make sure to pack your own bags. Never travel with luggage that you haven’t personally packed.

If you have additional questions about your baggage allowance, please contact us.

For information about your baggage allowance, please select your corresponding details in the form below. The calculator will then display your baggage allowance information, as per passenger. Note that this information can also be found on your ticket or other travel documents. On European routes, a single checked bag, weighing up to 23 kg, is always included. For flights to/from the USA and Canada, 2 bags are included. The size of the bag may not exceed 158cm.

The following baggage allowance applies to Icelandair flights only. If your travel arrangements include more than one airline, other baggage allowances may apply. That may also affect fees applied and any duty free purchases that you make on your journey. Please study the baggage allowances of our codeshare and interline partners carefully, as well as the information on your ticket.

Where are you flying to?

One bag is always included

  • Checked bag: 1x23kg to Iceland and rest of Europe.
    To and from North America: 2x23kg.
  • Hand luggage: 1x10kg + small personal item.
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Bringing anything else?

Excess or odd size baggage

  • The maximum weight per bag is 32kg. If you have baggage which is over this limit or exceeds the baggage allowance, Icelandair Cargo may be what you are looking for.
  • Fees will be assessed for every category that applies. If you for instance have an extra bag which is heavier than 23 kg, both the extra bag fee and the heavy bag fee will apply.
  • The EUR charge shall apply to any other flights from Europe, converted to the local currency where applicable.
  • Extra and heavy bags are charged per flight leg when travelling with a Stopover in Iceland.
  • By purchasing extra bag you also accept our terms and conditions.