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Traveling with Children and Infants

We aim to make the flight enjoyable for our youngest passengers.

Activities On Board

On board, we aim to entertain the kids.

In the personal in-flight entertainment system you will find a variety of movies and TV shows for children of all ages, ranging from live-action movies to animated series. We provide the children with headphones as well, so they can enjoy the show.

For those who like more hands on activities, we hand out pencils and activity sheets for them to spend time on. 

Meals for Kids

We care for our youngest passengers. Children between the ages of 2 and 11 years receive a complimentary meal and juice on all flights.

Warm water is always available on board to warm up milk. Infant meals (yogurt and banana) are also available.

An infant meal needs to be reserved. Please contact our Service Center at least 24 hours prior to departure to add this to the booking.


Child Seats

Passengers travelling with children ages 2 to 11 years old may bring on board an approved child seat if the child sits in the seat during the flight.

When travelling with infants under 2 years old, passengers may also bring an approved child seat on board, provided that a seat by the window is available on the plane. Passengers can ensure a seat for an infant seat by purchasing the child fare.

The use of child seats is allowed during all stages of the flight, including during take-off and landing, provided that:

  • The child seat is designed for attachment to a seat with a 2-point belt (normal seat belts on passenger seats in aircraft). Child seats that are specifically designed for attachment with 3-point belts (normal seat belts in cars) may not be used.
  • The child seat meets at least one of the following conditions:
  • The child seat is approved for use in vehicles in accordance with the European Standard ECE R44-03 or later amendments.
  • The child seat is approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft in accordance with the US Standard US FMVSS No. 213 and has been manufactured according to this standard as of 26 February 1985. Child seats that meet US requirements must have the following label in red lettering: 1) "This child restraint system conforms to all applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards" and 2) "This restraint is certified for use in motor vehicles and aircraft".
  • The child seat is approved for use in aircraft in accordance with the German Standard on "Qualification Procedure for Child Restraint Systems in Aircraft" TUV Doc.:/958-01/2001.
  • The child seat is approved for use in motor vehicles and aircraft in accordance with the Canadian Standard CMVSS 213/213,1.

On board, the child seat shall be anchored securely in a window seat using the seat belt.

CARES (Child Aviation Restraint System) is approved on Icelandair flights. CARES is designed specifically for aviation use for children aged 1 or older who weigh between 22 lb and 44 lb.

The airline does not provide child seats of any kind during on our flights, neither CARES Child Aviation Restraint System or any other. It is the passengers' responsibilities to bring the child seat. 

Booking a Ticket for Infants

When travelling with an infant under the age of 2 (24 months), the infant does not require a seat as they will be seated in the parent’s lap. 

Please note, it is not possible to book an unborn child. When planning on travelling with a child that isn't born yet, you can add the child to the booking when the child has been given their name.

Passengers travelling with infants may not be seated in an exit row, or in the row directly in front of or behind an exit row.

Purchasing a ticket for an infant is required. They are priced significantly lower than tickets for children, but the actual discount depends on the fare type

For more information about baggage allowance for infants, check out our Baggage Allowance page

Expectant Mothers

Expectant mothers must be in possession of a medical certificate issued no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure if they are in their last month of pregnancy or have previously experienced a premature birth.

Expectant mothers in the last two weeks of pregnancy will not be accepted for travel.