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Baggage Allowance

The following baggage allowances apply to Icelandair flights only.

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Checked Baggage

If your travel arrangements include more than one airline, other baggage allowances may apply.  

You can also check out the rules for what you can and can’t place in your luggage.  

Total size (length + width + height) of a checked bag may not exceed 62 inches (158cm), including handles and wheels.  

Fare typeAllowance
Saga Premium Flex 2 bags up to 70 lbs (32kg) each
Saga Premium 2 bags up to 70 lbs (32kg) each
Economy Comfort* 2 bags up to 50 lbs (23kg) each
Economy Flex 1 bag up to 50 lbs (23kg) 
Economy Standard 1 bag up to 50 lbs (23kg) 
Economy Light No checked baggage (available for purchase)
Saga Gold and Saga Silver members 1 extra bag in addition to general baggage allowance. Weight depends on cabin type**
Infants Infants are allowed 1 checked bag (except in Economy Light). A stroller and car seat or carrying basket are always included.
Children 2-11 years old Children aged 2-11 years old have the same baggage allowance as an adult traveling in the same class. In addition, a completely folding stroller is allowed free of charge***

Bag size: total dimensions (length + width + height) of a checked bag may not exceed 62 inches (157 cm).

*Icelandair has phased out this class from April 5, 2018. If you have booked a ticket in Economy Comfort prior to this date, you will receive a seat upgrade to Saga Premium on board. Please note that there is no change to your ticket’s baggage allowance and terms and conditions.

**If members are traveling in Economy the extra bag may weigh up to 50 lbs (23kg). If traveling in Saga Premium the extra bag may weigh up to 70 lbs (32kg).

***Passengers traveling with children aged 2 to 11 years old may bring on board an approved child seat if the child sits in the chair during the flight.

You do not need to pick up your bags in Keflavik if you are flying with Icelandair from North America to Europe via Keflavik (or vice versa), your reservation is on one ticket, you have checked in your bags to your final destination, and the stop in Iceland is less than 12 hours.

Carry-on Baggage Allowance

Your carry-on bag must fit in the overhead bin.  

Maximum dimensions: 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 inches (55 x 40 x 20cm), including handles and wheels. The maximum weight is 22lb (10kg). 

In addition, passengers can bring on board 1 small item such as a handbag, backpack or laptop bag that must fit under the seat in front of you.  

Maximum dimensions of the small item: 15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9 inches (40 x 30 x 15cm). 

Please note: Due to space limitations, Saga Premium Flex passengers may be asked to check in their second piece of carry-on baggage. This will not be counted towards the checked baggage allowance and no additional charges will apply.

Fare typeAllowance
Saga Premium Flex 2 bags up to 22 lbs (10kg) each in addition to one small personal item (e.g. a small handbag or laptop bag).
Saga Premium 1 bag up to 22 lbs (10kg) in addition to one small personal item (e.g. a small handbag or laptop bag).
Economy Comfort* 2 bags up to 22 lbs (10kg) each in addition to one small personal item (e.g. a small handbag or laptop bag).
Economy Flex 1 bag up to 22 lbs (10kg) in addition to one small personal item (e.g. a small handbag or laptop bag).
Economy Standard 1 bag up to 22 lbs (10kg) in addition to one small personal item (e.g. a small handbag or laptop bag).
Economy Light 1 bag up to 22 lbs (10kg) in addition to one small personal item (e.g. a small handbag or laptop bag).

Excess Baggage

  • The table below lists prices for excess baggage when traveling on Icelandair operated flights. 
  • Prices apply to flights in one direction only. 
  • Pre-purchase additional baggage online or via the Icelandair service center and receive 20% discount off the prices listed below.  Heavy bags must be weighed and paid for at the airport upon check-in. 
Baggage typeIceland - EuropeIceland - USA/CANEurope - USA/CAN
Extra Bag *
Up to 23kg (50 lbs)
€55 €64 €88
Heavy Bag
23-32kg (50 - 70 lbs)
€47 €54 €74
Skis | Angling | Golf | Skateboard 
Weapons | Diving | Hockey
€39 €46 €54
Kites | Surfboards | Bikes €77 €92 €108
Kayaks | Vaulting Poles
Windsurfing | Boards
€117 €138 €162
Musical Instruments ** €39 €46 €54
Animal in hold €117 €138 €162

* Extra and heavy bags are charged per flight leg when traveling with a Stopover in Iceland. Pre-Purchased Extra Bag Terms and Conditions.
** Musical instruments can only be transported in a hard case and need to be paid for at the airport. The case may not exceed the total dimensions of 62 inches (158 cm) and cannot weigh more than 50 lb (23 kg).

Useful Information

  • Golf, ski, angling, weapons, diving and hockey equipment may be taken in place of a normal checked bag.  Other types of sports equipment may not be substituted in place of a checked bag.
  • Skateboards are allowed as carry-on baggage with Icelandair, but some airports do not allow them through security check. Please contact the airport security at your departure airport to check the regulations. If skateboards are checked in, they will be charged as small sports equipment. Longboards need to be checked in and normal extra baggage fees apply to them.
  • Animals in hold and weapons must be booked in advance and are only payable at airport check-in.  Heavy bags are also only payable at airport check-in. Only credit cards are accepted as payment at the airport.  Payments with cash, debit and credits cards are accepted at the ticketing office at Keflavík airport only.  
  • Maximum baggage allowance per passenger is 10 pieces of checked baggage.  Passengers exceeding that allowance should contact Icelandair Cargo.

Travelling with bicycles

Bicycles cannot be checked in as part of the included baggage allowance. If you want to bring your bike with you, it can be checked in as sports equipment – as long as it meets the following criteria:

  • The bicycle is in a bag or a box
  • The handlebars have been turned parallel to the frame
  • The pedals have been removed
  • The tires have been deflated

The maximum dimensions of the bag or box containing the bicycle are 87 x 22 x 40 inches, and it must weigh less than 70 lbs.

For larger or heavier bicycles, please contact Icelandair Cargo.

Please note, a maximum of 25 bikes are accepted per flight.

Travelling with a drone

Drones can be taken on board as part of your carry-on baggage only, as long as the batteries are approved. The drone must fall under cabin baggage size restrictions. 

All spare batteries must be individually protected to prevent short circuits. We recommend packing the batteries in their original retail packaging or by insulating the terminals, i.e. placing tape over exposed terminals, or placing each battery in a plastic bag or protective pouch. 

Passengers travelling with a drone should contact Icelandair to supply the make, model and battery information for approval. 

Proper packing

Icelandair may refuse to accept an item as checked baggage unless it is properly packed in a suitcase or other suitable container to ensure safe carriage with ordinary care and handling. If a passenger decides to check in baggage that is not properly packed, it is considered to be done at their own risk. Icelandair will not be held liable for any issues arising from lack of proper packing.

Please see here for detailed packing instructions.

Travelling with multiple airlines

If your travel arrangements include more than one airline, other baggage allowances may apply. Extra bags must be purchased at the airport upon check-in (they cannot be purchased online). This 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.