How Strict Is Norwegian Air With Carry On? 2024

So how strict is Norwegian Air with carry-on?

Norwegian Air is a low-cost airline based in Norway that operates flights to over 150 destinations worldwide.

And in this post We’ll explore the size and weight restrictions for carry-on luggage, what items are allowed, exceptions to the policies, and share tips for ensuring a hassle-free travel experience with Norwegian Air.

Let’s dive right in.

This article will Cover the following:

  • Carry on Baggage strict
  • Checked Baggage strict
  • Excess Baggage
  • Special Baggage
  • Restricted Items
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How Strict Is Norwegian Air With Carry On Size And Weight?

However sometimes your carry on luggage may slightly go over the allowed size or weight.

Norwegian Air is quite strict with the appliance of its carry on and personal item size and weight policies, and if you want to transport oversized or overweight items you’ll need to pay extra charges.

But, overall your carry on baggage must follow the airline hand luggage restrictions and rules for a smooth flight.

you are allowed on board One carry-on bag free-of-charge that must not exceed the following weight and sizes:

  • LowFare, LowFare+, Flex, Premium Guests: 10 kg
    • 55 cm in Height
    • 40 cm in Length
    • 23 cm in Width
  • PremiumFlex Guests: 15 kg
    • 55 cm in Height
    • 40 cm in Length
    • 23 cm in Width
  • Dubai flights 8 kg (due to on board weight restrictions)
    • 55 cm in Height
    • 40 cm in Length
    • 23 cm in Width

In addition of your free carry on baggage, you can bring also one personal item that must be placed under the seat in front of you and it can be one of the following items:

  • a purse
  • a small backpack or
  • a briefcase or
  • a camera case or
  • rain gear (umbrella, raincoat) or
  • a limited amount of duty-free merchandise purchased at the airport

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Please pack essentials in your personal item (e.g. medicine, valuables and baby items).

Do Norwegians weigh personal items?

Norwegian air limited cabin luggage storage, so your hand baggage and personal items may be measured at the gate. please make sure to measure your bags and remember that it’s the combined weight of your hand baggage that counts! Hand baggage that exceeds the limits of your ticket type will be stowed in the aircraft hold at a charge, per leg.

What Is Norwegian Air Carry On Child Policy ?

Infant under 2 years

There is no cabin baggage allowance for infants’ tickets; but you can carry a reasonable amount of baby items, food , drinks and other necessary items in the flight.

Children between (2 to 11 years)

If you purchase a child ticket, your child can bring the amount of hand baggage and checked baggage that their ticket type allows.

If you buy a ticket for your child or your infant; the baggage allowance of your child will be indicated in the ticket

How Strict is Norwegian Air With Checked Baggage?

Your ticket type determines if checked baggage is included, or whether you will need to pay some extra; please note that special baggage e.g ski equipment, golf bags etc.) cannot be ordered as checked baggage.

You can add checked baggage to an existing booking up until 4 hours before departure. It’s quick and easy to do this online or by Contacting the Norwegian air Center.

International long haul flights:

  • LowFare: no baggage included
  • LowFare +:1*23 kg
  • Flex, Premium and PremiumFlex: 2*23 kg

All flights excl. long haul/

  • LowFare: no baggage included
  • LowFare +:1*23 kg
  • Flex : 2*23 kg

Pay careful attention to the size and weight of your bags when preparing for your trip.

  • Each of your bags must not be weighed more than 32 kg or lighter than 2 kg.
  • Your total amount of checked bags cannot weigh more than 64 kg.
  • Each bag must not exceed 250 x 79 x 112 cm (L x H x W) with max. circumference 300 cm.

Infants checked baggage

The amount of baggage you can bring will depend on the age of your child and the type of ticket you’ve purchased for them.

Infant under 2 years

Children between 2 to 11 years

  • You can bring the amount of checked baggage that your child’s fare type allows
  • One car seat and one stroller included

Excess Baggage

Excess baggage charges apply to any items over the 2 baggage limit, and to items over 23 kg –  14$ per kilo, per leg.

Special Baggage?

Skis and snowboards

If your heart yearns for a winter adventure the maximum weight your Skis and snowboards that you are allowed is a Max 20 kg and You can have 2 bags with a combined weight of 20 kilos, this can only contain relevant skiing or snowboarding equipment.

your clothes and other gear must be checked as your standard checked baggage allowance.

All flights (excl. international long haul)
30 – 35 GBP (online) 40 – 60 GBP (airport)

International long haul
50 GBP (online) 60 GBP (airport)

Your ski and snowboard equipment (max 2 bags and 20 kg) is charged each way.

Golf equipment

If you are a golf admirer you are allowed a Max of 20 kg (max one item per Guest)

Only pack relevant golfing equipment to help you get that hole-in-one.

All flights (excl. international long haul)
30 – 35 GBP (online) 40 – 60 GBP (airport)

International long haul
50 GBP (online) 60 GBP (airport)

All items are charged per item, each way.

Surfboards and kite equipment

Max 25kg

Surfboards and wind lovers are only entitled for a Maximum of 25 kg and they can Only pack equipment directly related to the sport, and make sure the board’s are no larger than 250 x 79 x 112 cm.

All flights (excl. international long haul)
35 – 45 GBP (online) 45 – 70 GBP (airport)

International long haul
60 GBP (online) 70 GBP (airport)

All items are charged per item, each way.


Max 25 kg

Book early to make sure we’ve got space for your bike.

If you want to carry your lovely bike with Norwegian air please make sure that you contact the airline early to make sure they have enough space for your little baby.

All flights (excl. international long haul)
35 – 45 GBP (online) 45 – 70 GBP (airport)

International long haul
60 GBP (online) 70 GBP (airport)

All items are charged per item, each way.

Fishing rods

Max 20 kg

Your fishing rods must be packed in suitable hard casing.

All flights (excl. international long haul)
30 – 35 GBP (online) 40 – 60 GBP (airport)

International long haul
50 GBP (online) 60 GBP (airport)

All items are charged per item, each way.

Other sports equipment

Norwegian air allows you to bring any type of sports equipment; however they are not mentioned above, and as checked baggage, but they must fit the Norwegian air size and weight allowance.

This equipment will count towards your checked baggage allowance, and any item over the 2 bag limit or over 23 kg will be charged as excess baggage.

Restricted Items

carry on baggage

please make sure to not include this items in your cabin luggage

  • Firearms of all types, such as pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns
  • Toy guns, replicas and imitation firearms capable of being mistaken for real weapons
  • Component parts of firearms, excluding telescopic sights
  • Compressed air and CO2 guns, such as pistols, pellet guns, rifles and ball bearing guns
  • Signal flare pistols and starter pistols
  • Bow, cross bows and arrows
  • Harpoon guns and spear guns
  • Slingshots and catapults

Checked baggage

please make sure to not include any of these items in your Checked baggage

  • Blasting caps
  • Detonators and fuses
  • Mines, grenades and other explosive military stores
  • Fireworks and other pyrotechnics
  • Smoke-generating canisters and smoke-generating cartridges
  • Dynamite, gunpowder and plastic explosives
  • Gases including propane and butane
  • Flammable liquids including gasoline and methanol.
  • Flammable solids and reactive substances including magnesium, firelighters, fireworks and flares.
  • Oxidizers and organic peroxides including bleach and car body repair kits.
  • Toxic or infectious substances including rat poison and infected blood.
  • Radioactive material including medical or commercial isotopes.
  • Corrosives including mercury and vehicle batteries.
  • Vehicle fuel system components that have contained fuel.
  • E-cigarettes
  • Valuable items (e.g. cash, jewelry, precious stones, electronic devices, cameras etc.)
  • Fragile items (e.g. breakable items, glasses etc.)
  • Perishable or food with an odor (i.e. meat or herring)
  • Keys, work documents, ID papers
  • Medicine and medical certificates
  • Hoverboards, balance gliders, self balancing scooters or self balancing boards of any type which use lithium or lithium ion batteries
  • Electric kick bike

Learn more about what to take in checked baggage in this post.


Norwegian Air is quietly strict with its carry-on policies and it’s important to stay within their size and weight limits.

So to ensure that you don’t face any last minute charges, pack efficiently, prepare for security screening, and follow the airline’s policies closely.

Use a suitcase that is fully compliant with the airline luggage allowance.

We hope this helps

Happy travels

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