Icelandair Baggage Allowance 2022

When flying with any airline it is advisable to check their cabin and check-in baggage allowances to make sure that you will have sufficient for your needs and to also ensure that you do not exceed the airline’s maximum size and weight allowances. Turning up at the airport with more baggage than your allowance, or with baggage exceeding the airline’s limits can be an expensive business.

Icelandair’s baggage allowances depend on your class of travel, your fare type, and whether you are traveling on an international flight, a domestic flight, or a flight to/from Greenland.  

This article will tell you all you need to know about how much baggage you can take on your Icelandair flight including your cabin and check-in baggage allowances, the fees involved, and any restrictions that you need to be aware of.

Icelandair Cabin Baggage Allowance

Number of Bags

Icelandair’s free carry-on baggage allowances are as follows:

Class/Fare TypeGreenland/DomesticInternational
Economy Light1 carry-on bag (6kg)1 carry-on bag (10kg)
Economy Standard1 carry-on bag (6kg)1 carry-on bag (10kg)
Economy Flex1 carry-on bag (6kg)1 carry-on bag (10kg)
Saga PremiumN/A1 carry-on bag (10kg)
Saga Premium FlexN/A2 carry-on bags (10kg)

Note that your cabin baggage allowance, when you combine international and domestic flights, is as follows.

  • International flight connecting with a domestic flight – the international baggage allowance applies to the whole trip. 
  • A flight to/from Greenland connecting with an international or domestic flight – the lower Greenland baggage allowance applies to your whole trip.

Additionally, you may bring onboard one small personal item such as a handbag, backpack, or laptop bag that must fit under the seat in front of you.

Cabin Baggage Size and Weight Limitations

The maximum dimensions and weights of carry-on bags and personal items when traveling Icelandair are shown in the table below:

Personal ItemCarry-on Bag – Greenland/ DomesticCarry-on Bag – International
Maximum dimensions:40 x 30 x 15cm(15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9in)Maximum dimensions (including handles and wheels):55 x 35 x 20cm(21.6 x 13.7 x 7.8in)Maximum weight: 6kg (13lbs) Maximum dimensions (including handles and wheels):55 x 35 x 20cm(21.6 x 13.7 x 7.8in)Maximum weight: 10kg (22lbs) 

Source: Icelandair

Icelandair Check-In Baggage Allowances

Number of Bags

Icelandair’s free check-in baggage allowances are as follows:

Class/Fare TypeGreenlandDomesticInternational
Economy LightNoneNoneNone
Economy Standard1 bag (20kg/44lb)1 bag (23kg/50lb)1 bag (23kg/50lb)
Economy Flex1 bag (20kg/44lb)1 bag (23kg/50lb)1 bag (23kg/50lb)
Saga PremiumN/AN/A2 bags (32kg/70lb)
Saga Premium FlexN/AN/A2 bags (32kg/70lb)

Note that your check-in baggage allowance, when you combine international and domestic flights, is as follows.

  • International flight connecting with a domestic flight – the international baggage allowance applies to the whole trip. 
  • A flight to/from Greenland connecting with an international or domestic flight – the lower Greenland baggage allowance applies to your whole trip.

Check-In Baggage Size and Weight Limitations

The total size (length + width + height) of any check-in bag (20kg, 23kg, or 32kg) may not exceed 158cm (62in), including handles and wheels.

Saga Club Members

Silver and Gold members of Icelandair’s frequent flyer programme, Saga, are allowed one extra check-in bag, in addition to standard baggage allowances.

Additional Check-in Baggage and Excess Baggage

Introduction

You can buy an additional check-in baggage allowance. The fee depends on your particular travel route.

A maximum of three additional checked bags may be purchased in advance online. If you wish to travel with more than three check-in bags, up to a maximum of ten, these must be purchased at the airport. Heavy (32kg) bags can only be purchased at the airport.

If you purchase extra baggage in advance online or through the Icelandair Service Center prior to check-in (up to 4 hours before your flight’s departure time), you will receive a 20% discount off the standard airport prices.

International

The table below provides the fees charged at the airport for each standard (23kg) additional check-in bag, or for a heavy bag exceeding 23kg in weight, for a one-way journey to/from or via Keflavik Airport:

 Iceland – EuropeIceland – USA/CanadaEurope – USA/Canada
Standard extra check-in bag (23kg)€55€65€88
Heavy check-in bag (23-32kg)€47€54€74

Domestic

The table below provides the fees charged at the airport for each standard (23kg) additional check-in bag, or for a heavy bag exceeding 23kg in weight, for a one-way journey involving a domestic leg:

 DomesticDomestic + EuropeDomestic + North America
Standard extra check-in bag (23kg), or heavy check-in bag (23-32kg)€27€69€79

Greenland

The table below provides the fees charged at the airport for each standard (20kg) additional check-in bag, or for a heavy bag exceeding 20kg in weight, for a one-way journey involving a flight to/from Greenland:

 GreenlandGreenland + EuropeGreenland + North America
Standard extra check-in bag (20kg), or heavy check-in bag (20-30kg)€100€155€165

Sports Equipment

Icelandair accepts a wide range of sports equipment, including

  • Bikes.
  • Bowling equipment.
  • Diving equipment.
  • Fishing equipment.
  • Hockey equipment.
  • Golfing equipment.
  • Hunting equipment (special rules apply).
  • Kayaks.
  • Kites.
  • Skateboards.
  • Skis.
  • Snowboards.
  • Surfboards.
  • Longboards.
  • Vaulting poles.
  • Windsurfing equipment.

Icelandair’s one-way fees for the carriage of sports equipment, charged at the airport, are as follows:

Sports Equipment Size Category ↓International via or to/from IcelandDomestic within IcelandTo/from Greenland
Small – skis, golf, fishing, hockey, skateboard, diving, bowling€49 – €68€38 – €77€140 – €200
Medium – bikes, kites, surfboards€98 – €136€70 – €152€140 – €250
Large – kayaks, vault poles, windsurfers€148 – €205€92 – €220€180 – €335

It is recommended that you pay for your sports equipment prior to check-in, either by contacting Icelandair’s Service Center, or online as will get a 20% discount on the fees charged at the airport. 

Smaller items can usually be counted as part of your free baggage allowance. Larger items (e.g. bikes, kayaks, surfboards, longboards, vaulting poles, windsurfers) cannot be counted as part of your free baggage allowance and need to be paid for separately.

All of Icelandair’s rules and prices for the carriage of sports equipment can be found here:

Excess Baggage | Icelandair

Musical Instruments

The size and weight of your musical instrument will determine whether it can be taken into the aircraft cabin, or whether it should be checked in.

Small musical instruments are counted as your carry-on baggage item if the size is within the carry-on bag dimensions.

Larger instruments can be taken into the aircraft cabin with the purchase of an additional seat. Instruments on separate seats cannot exceed maximum dimensions of 150 x 35 x 50cm (59 x 14 x 20in). You will need to contact Icelandair’s Service Center to book a seat for a large instrument.

If you need to check in your musical instrument, the small sports equipment fees apply (see above). Checked-in instruments cannot exceed 23kg (50lbs) in weight and the total dimensions cannot exceed 158cm (62in). If your musical instrument meets these criteria, it can be counted as part of your free, or purchased baggage allowance. Larger instruments for check-in, which exceed total dimensions of 158cm (62in) incur the same fees as large sports equipment (see above).

No pre-booking is required for check-in musical instruments. However, it is recommended that you contact Icelandair in advance to ensure that space is available in the aircraft hold. And, in any case, if you pay in advance for your check-in musical instrument via Icelandair’s Service Center, a 20% discount on the fees charged at the airport applies.

Traveling With an Infant or Child

Children (2-11 years old) have the same baggage allowance as adults traveling in the same class/fare type. In addition, a folding stroller is allowed free of charge, and an approved child seat may be brought on board the aircraft if the child sits in it during the flight.

Infants (under 2 years old) are allowed one check-in bag (except when traveling on an Economy Light fare), but no carry-on baggage. A stroller and a car seat, or a carrying basket are also included.

Conclusion

All passengers flying with Icelandair get a free carry-on baggage allowance and can also take on board a personal item such as a laptop bag or handbag. For domestic and Greenland flights the carry-on bag weight is limited to 6kg, whereas for international flights it is 10kg.

All Icelandair passengers, except those traveling on Economy Light fares, are entitled to either one 20kg/23kg check-in bag (Economy Standard or Flex fares), or two 32kg check-in bags (Saga fares).  

If you wish to take more check-in baggage than your ticket conditions allow, you can purchase these online, via the Icelandair Service Center, or at the airport. The fees charged at the airport are 20% more expensive than the equivalent online or Service Center fees.  

If you are traveling to Greenland, beware of the check-in baggage weight restrictions and also the high fees for additional or heavy check-in bags. These restrictions and fees reflect the relatively small aircraft types such as the De Havilland DHC-8 operated on these routes.

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