We offers good deals on flights at www.iceland.ch. Once you have booked a flight make sure you check the exact details of offer.
How much luggage is includes
How heavy can the luggage be
When do you have to be at the airport (normally 2 hours before flight)
Check your passport or ID, it must be valid 6 month after the trip
Is your name spelled right on the ticket
Have you booked a travel insurance and a cancellation insurance. If not contact www.iceland.ch we can book it for you.
Have you booked a seat
Check In online if possible
Allow yourself enough time for bag drop off
If you need any kind of information of the airport or if you need assistance check the webpage of the outgoing airport. F.e. Iceland has a wonderful homepage that gives you all details of the offers, check in, map of the terminal and everzthing: Check out the International Airport of Keflavik
Many travellers and even travel agents tell you that the airport is in Reykjavik. It is not! The international Airport is in Keflavik and the distance between the international Airport and the small domestic Airport of Reykjavik is approx. 48.8 Km. Check your flight information what it states. The code will be KEF and that means you will be landing in Keflavik only 5 minutes from our rental station.
The small Airport in Yeykjavik was built by the British and is only use for domestic flights. It is far to small for a large plane that is why all international flights are primarily to Kelfavik (KEF). We have 2 more airports in Iceland that are used but rather seldom, Akureyri (AEY) and Egilsstaðir (EGS).
Travelers who are residing abroad may import free of duty clothing and other travel gear which they bring into Iceland for their personal use, provided that these articles may be deemed to be suitable and normal relative to the purpose of the journey, the length of stay and circumstances in general.
Travelers may import duty-free up to 3 kg of food, including candy, not exceeding the value of ISK 25,000.
Meat products may be imported if they have been boiled or canned. Smoking, salting or drying without boiling is unsatisfactory. It”s for example, not permitted to import bacon, sausages (salami and any kind of smoked uncooked sausages), saddles or pork, poultry, uncooked milk and uncooked eggs.
It is important for packaging to show ingredients.
In addition to goods referred to above, travelers can import duty-free alcoholic beverages and tobacco products as follows:
Examples of possible combinations:
Spirits comprise alcoholic beverages containing more than 21% alcohol; wines comprise alcoholic beverages, other than beer, containing 21% alcohol or less.
The minimum age for bringing alcoholic beverages into Iceland is 20 years and 18 years for tobaccos.
See also information on possible combinations when shopping on the Duty Free store website.
Please note that travelers must have the duty free allowance in his or her own possession and present it to the customs authorities if requested. The duty free allowance cannot be assigned to travel agencies, tour guides, bus drivers or others. If a travel agency, driver or tour guide chooses to import goods on behalf of the travellers, the above described allowance for each traveller does not apply and duties must be paid in accordance with the invoice of the goods. If no invoice can be presented the value of the goods will be assessed by the customs authorities.
Travelers who live in Iceland may bring duty free the luggage they brought with them abroad furthermore they can bring one or more items of duty free goods worth in total up to 88,000 ISK according to the purchase price at the place of purchase, children younger than 12 years may carry duty free goods for half that amount.
The provisions of the regulations regarding duty-free imports by travelers do not give exemptions from import restrictions nor import prohibitions on various types of articles in accordance with law, regulations or other administrative instructions.
Among goods which are subject to import restrictions are the following types of products:
Among articles which are prohibited from importation are the following types of products:
If a traveler suspects that the importation of any item, which he is bringing to Iceland, might be restricted or prohibited, he should declare and produce it at customs at his own initiative.
Please note that a travel agency, driver, guide or other persons can’t import the goods duty-free on behalf of the traveller.
A traveler arriving in Iceland from abroad shall voluntarily declare to a customs officer and produce to him all goods in his possession which he cannot import duty free or are subject to import restrictions or import prohibitions.
If there are red and green channels where the customs clearance of travelers takes place, they are expected to choose channels and by doing so indicate whether they are carrying goods which can be freely imported or not.
The red channel is for those who have in their possession:
The green channel is for those who have nothing to declare.
If in doubt as to the rules of customs privileges for travelers, import restrictions etc., it is advisable to choose the red channel.
Customs officers can always request to examine those going through the green channel; the same applies in general at customs examination places that do not have separate customs clearance facilities. These persons must render all relevant assistance, e.g. by opening suitcases and containers, empty their content and to give such information about the luggage as may be requested. If such an inspection reveals goods which have not been declared in accordance with above instructions, the person in question may be liable to legal proceedings.
Special regulations apply concerning the temporary duty-free importation of motor vehicles cf. a special section for further information.
Travelers arriving to the country or departing from the country for abroad shall voluntary declare amounts of cash which they have in their possession exceeding an amount equal to EUR 10.000 based on the official adjustment rate of exchange as it is registered at any given time.
The Nature Conservation Act is intended to ensure the protection of the diversity of habitats and landscapes, flora and fauna. In the Icelandic flora there are now 31 protected species of higher plants and it is forbidden to collect specimens of these species or damage them in any way.
According to a legislation concerning bird-hunting and bird protection in Iceland the export of birds, birds” eggs, eggshells and nests is strictly prohibited. Law protects all stalactites and stalagmites in caves throughout the country and it is forbidden to break or damage these in any way.
Objects of historical or archaeological interest may not be taken out of the country without special permission from the Icelandic Museum of Natural History.
Customs authorities encourage visitors to Iceland to respect and understand that nature is an important, but delicate, resource of permanent value.
See also: More information on import restrictions.
Updated August 2017, by the toll officials
See also this booklet: