All You Need to Know About shipping to Iceland

All You Need to Know About shipping to Iceland

Whitney - September 15, 2017

Iceland is an island country located in the North Atlantic. It is a sparsely populated island that is home to around 328,000 people. The country is often referred to as the Land of Fire and Ice as it has both glaciers and active volcanoes and volcanic springs, often within close proximity of each other. Probably, that's the reason why Icleanders move back home, who on earth wouldn't love fire and ice both at the same time?

 

It can be a lot of hassle dragging your luggage onto planes and public transport. This can be avoided if you send your luggage to Iceland using Courierpoint. Personal effects are normally considered to be used items that have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. The majority of countries offer consignees a duty-free allowance for shipments made up of personal effects. You need to show customs officials that your shipment consists of personal effects. If brand new or commercial items are found by customs in Iceland, officials may assess your shipment for customs duties and taxes.

 

What can I send to Iceland?

We have set up a list of items that are prohibited and restricted whilst shipping with us. If you haven't come across this yet, you can find it by just clicking here. Also you can find out more information by visiting DHL's website here.

 

There are a few

things not permitted for entry into Iceland

, including:

 

  • Uncooked meat and meat products

  • Milk and eggs

  • Finely powdered snuff (ground tobacco leaf)

  • Flowers and plants

  • Counterfeit money and goods

  • Weapons and ammunitions

     

For more information contact the Icelandic Customs Authority

 

How do I get a quote?

Getting a quote is easy for

sending a parcel to Iceland

. Just enter the details of your parcel (its weight, height, length and width) into the Quick Quote tool above, click Calculate Your Quote and choose the quote that’s right for you. Simple.

 

Where can I find more information?

If you need any more information, you'll find plenty of helpful stuff on our FAQ's and we also have a beautiful how to send a parcel to Iceland guide that will explain everything in detail from packaging tips to shipping advice. Also if you would like to speak with one of our friendly advisors via our chat window or by simply dropping them an email instead you could contact us.

 

Related information:

How to send a parcel to Iceland

 

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