Baggage Policies on Icelandair

Reykjavik the capital city of Iceland.
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If you're flying Icelandair, you may be happy to learn that one bag is included (excluding Light Fares). Passengers can take on a checked bag up to 50 pounds and one carry-on bag, up to 22 pounds. In addition, you can bring one small personal item, like a purse or laptop bag for your computer. If you have to check a bag that weighs more than 50 pounds, you will have to pay an additional fee

If you've booked a Light Fare, you have to pay for a checked bag, but you still get one free carry-on bag.

Extra Checked Bags

If you want to check an additional bag, you will have to pay extra during the check-in. Tip: Buy your extra bags online before you fly and get 20 percent off. Not only will this save you time, but it'll also save you money. 

Extra Carry-On Bags

You may be able to bring an additional carry-on, depending on your ticket and needs. For example, if you are traveling with a baby, you can bring a diaper bag or check a stroller for no additional fees. Children can also bring their own carry-on and personal item. 


As with all airlines, Icelandair has some restrictions on what you can and cannot pack in your carry-on or checked luggage. For example, you can't bring containers with more than three ounces of liquid in your carry-on, and you have to be able to fit all of those liquids in a clear, one-quart plastic bag. You may be able to bring some items that may be useful on the flight, such as baby food or food or medicine for a special health need. Check the website for the full list of restrictions.

Other Airlines Rules

These luggage rules only apply to Icelandair. If you have a connecting flight with another airline, make sure you check their rules, too; they may vary, have additional fees or have different size allowances. Different airlines also have different policies on duty-free purchases made at the airport.

Traveling With Pets

A limited number of pets are allowed on each aircraft, so you will want to check with the airline in advance if you can't leave your pet behind. You must book your pet on the flight in advance. You also must provide your own crate (one animal per crate, unless both are small and fit comfortably), and you'll have to pay a pet transport fee. Animals are not allowed in the cabin with the passengers unless they are trained medical and aid animals. Otherwise, they will be placed in a climate-controlled section of the cargo underbelly of the plane. 

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