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ICELAND
(Country code: IS)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   03   30   NO   $1000
Xpresspost™ – International   102   30   YES   $1000
International Parcel™ (Surface)   402   30   YES   $1000
Tracked Packet - International   02   2   NO   $100
Small Packet™ (Air)   02   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   02   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE English, French, Danish, German, Norwegian, Icelandic, Swedish

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   YES
SERVICE AVAILABILITY FEE CODE CURRENCY
Money Orders™    NO   —   —

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

Import Restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:

  • alcohol
  • angling gear,fishing equipment
  • ammunition
  • beer
  • flowers
  • hair, bristles
  • live animals
  • medicines
  • milk
  • plants
  • riding clothes
  • tobacco and tobacco products
  • telephone and communication equipment
  • toxic and hazardous substances
  • wines and liqueurs
  • wool.

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:

  • animal products
  • bees
  • dairy products
  • eggs
  • foodstuffs
  • fish
  • fresh foods
  • graphite Products
  • knives
  • lead toys
  • liquids
  • meat and meat products
  • narcotics
  • rags
  • sacks or bags, used
  • silkworms
  • straw and hay, including when used as packaging
  • tobacco,chewing tobacco, powdered snuff
  • used saddles, bristles, muzzles
  • uncooked meat products, milk and eggs
  • x-rays
  • weapons.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

Commercial goods mailed to Iceland require an invoice in duplicate. Iceland requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit.

The following documents may be required:

1. Commercial Invoice

2. Permits or Certificates

3. Bills/invoices covering cost of delivery other than stated on the commercial invoice (freight, packing, insurance and forwarding charges and fees)

4. Import Declaration

Custom Procedures:

The Directorate of Customs examines all shipments arriving in Iceland and determines whether or not they are subject to excise duty. If an item is deemed duty-free, it is treated as though duty has been paid and delivered to the recipient by Iceland Post’s distribution network.

A simple report may be used for an item of mail going through the customs procedure if: its total value is less than ISK 40,000; the import is not trade related; and an invoice is attached.

Customs declaration must be completed for mail with a total value of more than ISK 40,000. Iceland Post deals with customs declarations with the authorization of the recipient.