Baggage Policies on Icelandair

Reykjavik the capital city of Iceland.
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As Iceland's flag carrier airline, Icelandair offers reasonably priced tickets from the United States to various European countries. If you're flying Icelandair, you may be curious about their checked and carry-on luggage policies. There are several ticketing tiers, each with different luggage allowances and different policies on extra bags.

Luggage Allowances

How many bags you can bring on your trip (and how heavy they can be) depends entirely on which fare you've booked. Economy Light fares don't get a checked bag included in the price, though they can be purchased as add-ons. The other economy fares include one checked bag weighing less than 50 pounds (23 kilograms). Saga Premium fares include two checked bags weighing less than 70 pounds (32 kg) a piece. While there are no specific height, width, and depth restrictions, the total size of a checked suitcase must be no larger than 63 inches (160 cm) including the handle and wheels. If you have to check a bag that weighs more than 50 pounds or 70 pounds (depending on your ticket), you will have to pay an additional fee

Children ages 2 to 11 have the same baggage allowances as adults traveling in the same class. Infants are allowed one checked bag regardless of class (excluding Economy Light). A stroller or car seat is always allowed when flying with infants and a stroller that can be completely folded is allowed, free of charge, when flying with children.

All travelers on Icelandair are allowed a carry-on bag. The bag has to be no larger than 21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 inches (55 x 40 x 20 cm) and weigh less than 22 pounds (10 kg). In addition, you can bring one small personal item, like a purse or laptop bag for your computer as long as it is not larger than 15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9 inches (40 x 30 x 15 cm). Passengers who book a Saga Premium Flex tickets may have to check their carry-on due to space limitations, however it will not count towards the checked baggage allowance and there are no additional fees to pay.

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. Members of the

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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