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How to send a parcel to Iceland? Required documents
When sending a parcel from Switzerland to Iceland, please enclose the proforma invoice, which is automatically generated by Expedismart.ch. For a new product, the proforma invoice is not the receipt you received from the selling shop. The proforma invoice is used to inform Icelandic customs about the contents of your package. However, if the goods are to be resold after arrival in the country, the shipment must be accompanied by a commercial invoice, which is also created automatically on Expedismart.ch. For higher value goods, we recommend that you take out insurance. The cost of insurance is 1% of the declared value of the goods. If you wish, you can arrange this directly when preparing the shipment.
Compare services and prices for shipping to Iceland now. In addition, you can choose the carrier (e.g. FedEx, DHL, Aramex or TNT) that will pick up your package at the time of your choice and deliver it safely to the destination country.
The information relating to the proforma or commercial invoice
Please complete the documents in English or in the language of the destination country
How to send a parcel to Iceland? Customs regulations
Import duties in the destination country are based on the local goods and services tax and the 24% VAT in Iceland. In addition, it depends on the type of shipment as well as its declared value.
How to send a parcel to Iceland? Prohibited goods
Make sure that you are not sending any prohibited goods to Iceland. The list may vary depending on the carrier (FedEx, DHL, UPS, TNT, or Aramex).
A few goods are prohibited for import in Iceland.
- Narcotics and dangerous drugs
- Uncooked meat and various meat products (Meat and meat products must be fully cooked in order to be allowed into the country)
- Uncooked milk and uncooked eggs.
- Various weapons
- Finely powdered snuff and moist snuff
*This list may be amended by the country of destination. To find more information, also regarding restricted goods, please check the website of the Icelandic authorities.
If you are not sure whether your goods fall under the category "prohibited goods", please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or e-mail. We will be happy to provide you with the requested information.
How to send a parcel to Iceland? Fragile products
If you are sending fragile items, we recommend that you use sufficient cushioning material. You can find instructions on how to pack a parcel properly here.
How to send a parcel to Iceland? Delivery times
In Iceland, mail and parcels are delivered to all households during the day. However, this does not apply to weekends and public holidays when no one is at home or in the office.
With Expedismart.ch, you can enjoy fast and easy shipping.
How to send a parcel to Iceland? Public holidays
Please note these dates when planning a shipment:
- 1 January: New Year
- 1 April: Maundy Thursday
- 2 April: Good Friday
- 5 April: Easter Monday
- 22 April: Frist Day of Summer
- 1 May: Labour Day
- 13 May: Ascension Day
- 24 May: Whit Monday
- 17 June: National Day
- 2 August: Commerce Day
- 24 December: Christmas Eve
- 25 December: Christmas Day
- 26 December: Boxing Day
- 31 December: New Year’s Eve
How is a parcel delivered in Iceland? Track and trace
Track your shipment to Iceland with us. You can find all the tracking information on our website.
If you have any questions, we will be happy to help you. Please contact us via the contact form.
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