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Icelandair Baggage Allowance 2024 The Complete Guide

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Published on November 24, 2023

Icelandair baggage allowance will impress you as the airline allows you to carry enough luggage to make your travel more comfortable. Passengers need to ensure that carry-on luggage must be at most one bag. Icelandair carry on bag size must follow the restricted limit of 115 cm (45 in) linear dimension with a maximum weight of 22 lbs (10 kg) in Economy Light cabin class. Similarly, the airline offers various allowances for each cabin class. 

Icelandair Carry On Baggage Size

Icelandair Carry On size

Passengers traveling in Icelandair have different baggage allowances depending on the cabin class selected. Icelandair Airlines offers cabin classes such as Economy Light, Economy Standard, Economy Comfort, and Saga Class (Business Class). The airline allows passengers to carry a specific luggage limit in each cabin. Check the below-mentioned table to understand the allowance and avoid any confusion altogether:

Cabin ClassBags AllowedAllowed Weight Limit
Saga Class2 Bags10kg/22lbs Each
Economy Comfort2 Bags10kg/22lbs Each
Economy Standard1 Bag10kg/22lbs
Economy Light1 Bag10kg/22lbs

Icelandair baggage policy allows travelers to carry one personal item for free, unavailable on domestic and Greenland flights. According to carry-on luggage size and weight restrictions, a personal item must not exceed 40 x 30 x 15 cm (15.7 x 11.8 x 5.9 in), and the airline does not disclose the weight limit. 

Icelandair baggage policies provide a facility for domestic and Greenland flights to carry a maximum weight of 13 lbs (6 kg). For domestic flights, Icelandair carry on size dimensions that must not exceed 55 x 35 x 20 cm (21.6 x 13.7 x 7.8 in)

Additionally, the airline allows a maximum weight of up to 22 lbs (10 kg), and size must not exceed 55 x 40 x 20 cm (21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 in) for international flights.

Icelandair Baggage Policy for Infants

  • Passengers from Icelandair with infants cannot carry cabin luggage inside the aircraft. 
  • Travelers can check a car seat, carrying basket, or stroller for free. 
  • One checked bag is also allowed for the infant, excluding Economy Light.

Icelandair Checked Baggage Allowance

Icelandair Checked Baggage

As we know, it’s mandatory in almost every airline to check the size, dimensions, and overall baggage weight. Icelandair allows passengers to carry several checked bags. The maximum size dimensions must be under 158 cm (62 in) (including handles and wheels) based on the fare type. 

Additionally, passengers must ensure that the baggage weight does not exceed 50 lbs (23 kg)/70 lbs (32 kg) depending on the cabin fare selected. Here is a table to show the actual baggage allowance based on route type and flight type:

Cabin ClassInternational FlightsDomestic FlightsGreenland Flights
Economy LightNo Free BagsNo Free BagsNo Free Bags
Economy StandardOne bag of 50 lbs (23 kg)One bag of 50 lbs (23 kg)One bag of 44 lbs (20 kg)
Economy FlexOne bag of 50 lbs (23 kg)One bag of 50 lbs (23 kg)One bag of 44 lbs (20 kg)
Saga PremiumTwo bags of 70 lbs (32 kg) EachN/AN/A
Saga Premium FlexTwo bags of 70 lbs (32 kg) EachN/AN/A

Icelandair Excess Baggage Allowance Fees

Passengers traveling with excess baggage will not have to worry as the airline offers flexible extra baggage allowance plans and fees. There are two ways through which a passenger can purchase excess baggage allowance: at the airport or online/calling option.  Passengers will get an additional discount on extra luggage if purchased from any online mode/calling. Check the table below to thoroughly understand the Icelandair baggage fees applicable for any specific route and baggage size/weight:

Flights/RouteExtra BagUp To 50 lbs (23 KG)Heavy Bag50 to 70 lbs (23 to 32 KG)
Iceland to Europe$59$50
Iceland to U.S./Canada$69$58
Europe to  U.S./Canada$95$80
Domestic Flights$32$32
Domestic & Europe$75$75
Domestic & U.S./Canada$85$85
Greenland Flights$120$120
Greenland & Europe$179$179
Greenland & U.S./Canada$189$189


  • Passengers can only purchase three extra bags at a discount. After purchasing three bags, the airport charges will apply to any bag added. Also, one passenger can check up to 10 bags only. 
  • While providing all these details and prices, the airline didn’t release any fees for oversized bags. However, the bag must not exceed a maximum of 62 linear inches. Otherwise, the airline will charge an extra amount.

Icelandair Special Baggage Allowance

Icelandair Special Baggage

There are many items for which the airline provides special baggage allowance. It means that you cannot carry this item and must get additional permission from the authorities. Some of these items are listed below:

  • Avalanche Backpacks
  • Needles for Knitting
  • Drones and Quadcopters
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Walking Poles and Longboards.

Icelandair Restricted Items:

If passengers try to carry any of these items, they cannot fly as the airline doesn’t allow them. Here is a list of prohibited items:

Explosives and Ammunitions– Ammunition- Blasting caps- Detonators and fuses- Fireworks and other pyrotechnics- Smoke-generating canisters and cartridges- Dynamite, gunpowder, and plastic explosives
Corrosives-Mercury-Acids-Alkalis-Wet-cell batteries-Mercury batteries
Compressed gases-Butane-Oxygen-Propane-Aqualung cylinders
Infectious substances-Bacteria-Viruses
Flammable Liquids and Solids-Lighter-Heater fuels-Cleaning spirits-Paint
Radioactive materialRadiation producing material

Icelandair Baggage Allowance for Musical Instruments

Icelandair baggage allowance gives freedom to passengers to carry their musical instruments as checked or carry-on luggage, depending on the size and weight of the instrument. 

Instrument as a Carry-on Luggage: A small instrument can be considered a carry-on luggage if the dimensions must be under 55 x 40 x 20 cm (21.6 x 15.7 x 7.8 in). Also, the airline will count small instruments as free carry-on luggage. Alternatively, If you carry a larger instrument, it must not exceed the dimensions of 150 x 35 x 50 cm (59 x 14 x 20 in). You may book a separate seat for the large instrument. 

Instrument as a Checked Luggage: Passengers traveling with Icelandair can carry the musical instruments as their checked luggage. The airline will charge an amount for small instruments under the maximum linear size dimension of 158 cm (62 in). Additionally, the airline will count it under a free checked baggage allowance. Instruments exceeding 158 cm (62 in) will be considered large equipment. Also, make sure that all the musical instruments are appropriately packed.

Icelandair Baggage Allowance for Sports Equipment:

You must follow certain restrictions if you plan to travel with your sports equipment. Additionally, you have to inform the airline of the same to avoid paying extra charges. The airline also offers a 20% discount on the airport fee while booking for the sports equipment at least seven days before the flight departure. Here is a list of sports equipment passengers can carry:

Bicycles: The airline will not count the Bicycle under free baggage allowance. Passengers must pack the bicycles properly to parallel the handlebars to the frame. Additionally, remove the paddles and deflate the tires to avoid any damage. Ensure the maximum size does not exceed 221 x 56 x 102 cm (87 x 22 x 40 in).

Icelandair Airlines will apply heavy baggage fees if the bicycle weighs 50-70 lbs (23-32 kg).

Contact Icelandair Cargo if the weight exceeds 70 lbs (32 kg). Also, the airline will transport ten bicycles on international and five on domestic and Greenland flights. 

Bowling Equipment: The airline may count bowling equipment under a free baggage allowance. There must be only one bag with three bowling balls at most. Additionally, the maximum weight must not exceed 23 kg.

Diving Equipment: The airline will count the diving equipment under the free baggage allowance. You must ensure that the oxygen tank is empty and that the overall maximum weight for this diving equipment must not exceed 44 lbs (20 kg) to consider it small sports equipment. It will be regarded as medium sports equipment if it weighs more than 45-70 lbs (21-32 kg).

Hunting Gears: Explosive ammunition and hunting gears are prohibited in Icelandair, but a passenger can carry them in some exceptional cases. Domestic flight passengers can add their hunting gear directly from the online service or at the airport. International flight passengers will have to inform the airline about the booking and the quantity of the ammunition to the airline at least 48 hours before the departure. These hunting gears will count as free baggage. If the gear is checked as extra luggage, a weapon fee will be applicable at the airport. Additionally, the airline allows up to 11 lbs (5 kg) per passenger, and hunting gear is not permitted inside the cabin. Also, passengers make sure that they pack hunting gear and personal checked baggage separately. 

Here are some more similar sports equipment listed below:

  • Golf Equipment
  • Kayaks
  • Kites
  • Skateboards
  • Skis/Snowboards
  • Surfboards
  • Vaulting Poles
  • Windsurfing Equipment

 Icelandair Frequent Flyer Baggage Allowance

Passengers holding memberships can carry a maximum of 1 additional checked bag with the weight and size depending on the cabin class selected. 

  • Saga Gold or Saga Silver passengers can carry one additional checked bag.
  • Passengers traveling in Premium and Business Class holding American Express cards are eligible to carry 1 additional checked bag with a maximum weight of not more than 50 lbs (23 kg).
  • Passengers holding Saga Gold or Silver and Icelandair American Express cards can carry one extra checked bag.

Baggage allowance varies from airline to airline and depends on how flexible baggage policies an airline provides. Icelandair makes its passengers very comfortable even if they travel with a lot of luggage. Travelers can carry the bags according to their needs and purchase additional/excess luggage if required. 

Most travelers prefer Economy Light or Standard cabin class to travel. Based on these cabin classes, a passenger can carry up to 1 or 2 cabin bags, respectively, with a maximum weight of 22 lbs (10 kg) each. Similarly, Economy Comfort and Saga Class passengers can carry two bags with a maximum weight of 22 lbs (10 kg) each.

FAQs – People Also Ask

What is the baggage allowance for Icelandair?

Passengers traveling in Icelandair Economy Light class cannot carry free checked bags. Economy Standard and Flex passengers can carry one bag of up to 50 lbs (23 kg). Saga Premium can take two bags of up to 70 lbs (32 kg each).

How strict is Icelandair with carry-on bags?

Icelandair is very strict about carry-on bags. The airline will charge extra if the carry-on bag exceeds the maximum limit allowed. 

How much is a checked bag on Icelandair?

Passengers traveling with Icelandair can carry checked bags free of cost (except Economy Light). Passengers must pay between $59 to $189 for checked bags up to 50 lbs (23 kg), depending on the route traveled.

Does Icelandair weigh carry-on?

Icelandair offers the facility to bring carry-on luggage that must fit inside the overhead bin and not exceed an overall weight of 22 lbs (10 kg). The maximum dimensions must not exceed 21.6×15.7×7.8 inches (55x40x20 cm).


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