Get your souvenirs without worries:
Most goods can be carried on the plane, as long as it’s clear whether it should be packed as checked baggage or carry-on baggage.
According to Virpi Kuismin, Finavia’s Ivalo Airport Service Manager, air passengers rarely carry anything very amazing or abnormal that would be forbidden to be carried on an airplane.
- For example, we’ve accepted pine tree branches as cabin luggage when a customer has wanted to make a wall decoration for their home. Unfortunately, a lot of spare-batteries and power banks are removed from the cargo hold of airplanes. These would otherwise be okay to bring with you in your carry-on baggage. There’s also been a lot of incidents where we’ve had to remove jams that exceed the 100ml package limit meant as souvenirs from carry-on baggage. These would be perfectly permissible in the cargo hold, Virpi points out.
Among the international tourists, no nationality differs in what they carry on the plane.
- There’s really not much difference. For Asians, perhaps they tend to bring more food and packed lunches than European people, says the service manager.
If the baggage is packed with something that doesn’t go through, it can be packed in the cargo hold, it can be put on hold on the airport, it can be sent home through postal services, or it can be destroyed.
- It is not possible to send a package from the airport itself, but we handle the goods at the customer’s request. This is a paid service, Virpi says.
Carry-on baggage or checked baggage?
Reindeer horns, allowed both in carry-on baggage and checked baggage. If carried in carry-on baggage it should be small enough so that it can fit on the luggage compartment.
Reindeer horn powder, no restrictions.
Reindeer pelt, allowed both in carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
Fresh reindeer meat, allowed both in carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
Reindeer jerky, allowed both in carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
Jewelry made from reindeer horns and small souvenirs, allowed both in carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
Other souvenirs with metal and hanging parts for example, allowed both in carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
Large Lapland Jewelry with needles, risku (risku is a circular brooch used by the sami people) allowed both in carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
Big knives, only as checked baggage. The maximum cutting length of a carry-on blade is 6cm.
Sami belt with metal, belts allowed both in carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
Lapland berries fresh / frozen / as a jam / dried berries can be carried in small quantities as frozen, fresh or dried in your carry-on baggage. Jams max in 1dl packages.
Gel packs should be less than 1dl. Liquid rule: all must be max 100ml and packed in reusable 1L transparent bags.
Juices in bottle in hand luggage only in max 1dl packs. allowed in checked baggage.
Matches, lighters 1/client in carry-on baggage and preferably in pant pockets during the flight, and not in the luggage compartment. Not allowed as checked baggage.
Power banks and spare batteries only allowed on carry-on baggage, and not in checked baggage.