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The Icelandair pet policy for 2023 includes limited options for flying with dogs or cats in the cargo hold on selected flights and routes. Icelandair only offers the pet in hold service between Keflavík, Iceland and Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as on transatlantic flights to Boston, USA from Keflavik. However, the list of destinations is periodically reviewed and may be opened up to additional cities in the future. Only trained and registered Assistance & Service Dogs are permitted in the Icelandair cabin, free of charge, Emotional Support Animals aren’t accepted. The cost of flying your cat or dog in the hold varies, and certain dog breeds are not permitted to travel either in the cabin or cargo hold on Icelandair flights. Also note that Icelandair doesn’t accept pets in the hold or the cabin if another carrier is operating part of the route. You can also check out Icelandair Airlines reviews by fellow pet travellers, or leave a review if you’ve flown your pet with Icelandair!

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Dogs & Cats in the Cabin of the Plane
Dogs & Cats flying as Checked In Baggage
Pets flying in Cargo Hold
Assistance Dogs in Cabin
Psychiatric Service Dogs in Cabin
Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) in Cabin
Icelandair Pet Policy 2023

Does Icelandair allow pets in the cabin?

Only Assistance & Service Dogs are permitted to fly in the cabin with Icelandair.

Does Icelandair Airlines allow pets in the hold?

The Icelandair pet travel policy stipulates that only cats and dogs can be carried in the cargo hold of the plane. A maximum of four animal crates can be carried in the hold of each Icelandair aircraft. However, two small animals can share a crate if both are of the same species.

Icelandair only offers the pet in hold service between Keflavík, Iceland and Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as on transatlantic flights to Boston, USA from Keflavik.

In order for your cat or dog to fly in the hold with Icelandair, the combined weight of your pet and its crate may not exceed 88 lb

If you are travelling on a different flight from your pet, or your cat or dog is larger than 88lb, please contact Icelandair Cargo.

Icelandair pet in hold price

The cost of flying a cat or dog in the cabin with Icelandair depends on the country of origin and the destination.

  • Within Europe 168 CAD
  • Between Iceland and North America 197 CAD
  • Between Europe and North America 231 CAD

Non-permitted dog breeds with Icelandair

The following dog breeds are not accepted on Icelandair flights:

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Tosa Inu
  • Dogo Argentino

Icelandair policy for Assistance & Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs)

Only one Service or Assistance Dog is accepted on each Icelandair flight. Psychiatric Service Dogs are permitted in the Icelandair pet travel policy, but Emotional Support Animals are not accepted for free travel in the cabin. You must provide evidence that your Assistance or Service Dog has been specifically trained in a specific task or tasks by a charitable organisation with full membership of either:

  • Assistance Dogs International (ADI) or
  • International Guide Dog Federation (IGDF)

Be aware that a maximum transit layover time at Keflavík Airport for passengers with Assistance Dogs is 3 hours.

Stopovers in Iceland with Pets

Note that a stopover in Iceland is NOT allowed, as all live animals entering Iceland are quarantined for a mandatory 2 week period.

Remember to ensure you adequately protect your cat or dog from foreign vector borne diseases. And leave a review if you fly your pet with Icelandair!

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