Baggage

See regulations for hand luggage and checked-in baggage.

As of 28 January 2014, the new EU Airport Security Directive is in effect on Norwegian airports. This implies few practical changes for passengers. However, please be aware of the following:

  • Transfer passengers from all destinations will now be able to bring sealed duty free bags through security

  • Necessary food for the flight (such as baby food) and liquid medications over 100 ml will be screened like other carry-on luggage.

For further information, see Q&A about the new EU airport security directive

Baggage rules

Most items can be sent as checked-in baggage, but there are many restrictions on what you can bring onboard the plane. Please be aware that certain explosives, flammable and chemical substances are prohibited also in checked-in baggage.

EU and EEA have common baggage regulations, but different airlines or national custom authorities can decide to introduce more stringent measures.

Security check personnel will always have the final word, and may decide that an item is a danger to security onboard even though the item is listed as accepted. 

See lists below for many of the most common objects.

Liquids

The main rule is that liquids are not permitted in hand luggage. Nevertheless, small amounts of liquids are permitted providing:
  • the liquids are in containers of up to 100 millilitres each (containers that can hold more than 100 millilitres will be confiscated regardless of how much they contain).
  • containers are placed in a transparent, resealable plastic bag with a capacity of no more than 1 litre.
  • passengers are only allowed to bring one plastic bag each

1) What is considered to be a liquid?
All fluids such as water, soft drinks, wine, spreads, gels, creams, deodorants, perfumes, lip gloss, mascara, toothpaste, shaving lotion, aerosols, lighters and objects with similar consistencies. The list is not complete. If in doubt, contact your airline.

2) Where can I get hold of a sealable, transparent plastic bag?
The bags are available in most grocery stores. Bags will also be available at the entrance to the security control at most airports.

3) Can I bring my lipstick in my hand baggage?
Yes, cosmetics with a solid composition, such as lipstick, are not defined as liquids and do not need to be placed in the transparent bag.

4) Can I bring baby food in my hand baggage?
Yes, baby food (breast milk, food in jars etc.) are exempt from the rules.

5) Can I bring medicine in my hand baggage?
Yes, medicines that are required during the trip may be brought in hand baggage. A doctor’s certificate must be presented if the medicine cannot be opened in the security control.

6) How do I prevent the duty free bag from being confiscated in the security control?
All goods that are sold beyond the security checkpoint have been checked and can be brought onto the aircraft.

If you are connecting to another flight at your destination airport, you will have to pass another security checkpoint. The bag must be sealed and the receipt must be clearly visible in the bag.

7) Which food types are permitted in hand baggage?
Examples of permitted foods: fruit, whole eggs, coconuts, cake bases, biscuits, meat, cheese.

8) Can I bring a cake?
Dry cakes are permitted. Cakes containing cream are not permitted.

9) What about snuff?
Snuff is permitted in hand baggage. It is not a liquid and it is therefore not necessary to place it in the sealable plastic bag.

10) Can liquids be sent in checked baggage?
Consult the airline you are travelling with. Not all airlines allow bottles in checked baggage.

Firearms

Sharp or pointed objects

Sports equipment

Tools

Explosive, flammable or chemical substances