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Baggage Restrictions

Certain items are not permitted in your checked and carry-on baggage.

The following items must in general be shipped as cargo. Certain items of dangerous goods are allowed as baggage and may require prior approval from Icelandair. View a full list of items that require approval.

The following exceptions may be made to the 100ml/1L rule:

Parents traveling with infants Parents traveling with their infants are allowed to bring as much fluid as necessary to feed their infants when traveling.
Regular Medication Anyone who requires regular medication can bring his or her necessary dose on board. This also applies to fluid pharmaceuticals and injectable preparations.
All medication In general, all medication should be accompanied by a prescription or doctor‘s certificate in English if airport officials require proof of need for the pharmaceuticals you intend to bring in your hand luggage.
Liquid medication Any medication that is not required during the flight should be checked-in.

New Rules for Powders in Carry-On Bags to USA

From June 30, 2018, the USA’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will implement new requirements regarding powders in carry-on bags for international flights to the United States.

Powder-like substances 12 oz (350 ml) or larger are prohibited in the cabin of the aircraft, with the following exceptions:

  • medically prescribed powder-like substances
  • baby formula
  • human remains
  • duty-free purchases if placed in a STEB (security tamper-evident bag).

Powder-like substances are defined as dry particles produced by the grinding, crushing, or disintegration of a solid substance, such as flour, sugar, ground coffee, spices, and cosmetics.

Please note that powder-like substances of any quantity may be placed in checked baggage and transported in the baggage hold area of the aircraft.


On-board Necessities

You may carry on board other necessities for your personal use during the flight, provided that airport security screeners do not consider them a security risk. Generally, acceptable necessities will include:

Prescribed Medicine in quantities sufficient for the duration of the flight
Food / Nutrition Necessary baby food and special diets.

Lithium Battery Restrictions

When carrying spare lithium batteries for laptops and/or any spare fuel cells and cartridges for the powering of electronic devices for cameras, cellphones, laptops and camcorders, items must be carried in carry-on baggage. If your carry-on baggage is removed from the cabin and stowed in the hold you must declare such items before removal.

It is forbidden to carry on board an aircraft damaged, defective or recalled lithium batteries or devices. If a damaged, defective or recalled battery or device is noticed to have been carried inadvertently on board an aircraft, the passenger concerned must keep the battery or device turned off, protect it from accidental activation (also disabling any features that may turn it on), keep it on their person, and not charge it at any time. Immediately inform the cabin crew when a device is damaged, hot, produces smoke, is lost, or falls into the seat structure.

Sporting Weapons

You can only transport sporting weapons as cargo or checked baggage, and only if they are:

Hunting weapons Weapons used to hunt game, birds, and other animals.
Target Shooting Firearms Firearms for target shooting, clay-pigeon shooting and competition shooting, providing the weapons are not those on standard issue to military forces.
Other Recreational or Sports Related Firearms Air pistol, dart gun, starting pistol, etc.

Antique weapons may be accepted even though they do not comply with any of the above.

Transport of ammunition for sporting weapons is only allowed if they are for the personal use of the accompanying person, they are securely boxed and in quantities not exceeding 11 lbs (5 kg). Ammunition must be separately packed from the sporting weapon.