Iceland customs regulation

Import and Export laws of Iceland

Iceland is a medium sized country with around 334K Icelandic. Official language is Icelandic. Iceland uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+00:00. Currency used in Iceland is Iceland Krona (ISK).

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Import Regulation

Tobacco 🚬

200 cigarettes; or

250 grams other tobacco.

Currency 💵

Any amount up to €10,000 (or foreign equivalent) can be freely imported or exported. Travellers must report anything over this amount to customs when they arrive or leave. For further information on this recommendation, please visitCash declaration.

Prohibited ⛔

Narcotics and dangerous drugs.

Uncooked and dry meats, such as salami and uncooked poultry.

Uncooked eggs and dairy products.

The following weapons: daggers with blades exceeding 12cm, switchblades, flick stilettos, knuckledusters, various truncheons, crossbows, and handcuffs.

Finely powdered snuff and moist snuff to be used orally.

Used horse riding gear, including saddles, halters, bridles, and whips of leather.

Hazardous or toxic substances.

Restricted ⚠️

Angling gear and riding clothes may only be brought into Iceland if it is accompanied by a certificate of disinfection issued by an authorised veterinary officer.

Firearms and ammunition may only be imported with a permit from the police authorities. Travellers from Europe staying less than three months do not need this permit if they only intend to engage in hunting or practice sports shooting. For further information, please visitThe Icelandic Police.

Various telephone and communications equipment is subject to a permit from the Post and Telecom Administration.

The import of live animals requires a permit from theIcelandic Food and Veterinary Authority.

Travellers may bring a bunch of flowers up to 25 plants, 2kg of bulbs, tubes, and roots from Europe in unbroken packaging, and up to 3 pot-plants from Europe. Any further amount will require a phytosanitary certificate issued by the relevant authorities in country of origin, endorsed by theIcelandic Food and Veterinary Authority.

Other rules ℹ️

Gifts up to 13,500kr in value. Gifts for special occasions, such as weddings and anniversaries, may have a higher value than 13,500kr.

Up to 3kg of food not exceeding 25,000kr in value.

100 days' worth of medication for personal use may be imported; however a prescription may be requested.

Export Regulation

Prohibited ⛔

Illegal narcotics.

Restricted ⚠️

Birds, eggs, and nests require an exemption from theMinistry for the Environment.

The export of animals and animal products is regulated by theIcelandic Food and Veterinary Authority.

Plants may require a phytosanitary certificate.

Firearms, weapons, ammunition, explosives, and fireworks require an export permit fromThe Icelandic Police.

Protected species and products protected under CITES. A permit is required for export.

Objects of historical or archaeological interest may require a licence for export. For further information, please visit Icelandic Museum of Natural History.

Antiques may require an export licence fromThe Cultural Heritage Agency of Iceland.

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