Norwegian Airlines Baggage Allowance – 2021 Guide

About to set off on your holidays with Norwegian Airlines? It’s always a good idea to check in advance what the baggage allowances are for your flight provider so you don’t get caught out at the airport. 

Norwegian Airlines is Norway’s largest airline, providing low-cost flights domestically and within Scandinavia, as well as to other destinations worldwide. On this page, we’ve put together a handy guide with all the information you need about Norwegian Airlines baggage allowances and fees. 

Norwegian Airlines Cabin Baggage

The good news is that every passenger travelling with Norwegian Airlines can bring one bag to be stored under the seat in front. The dimensions for this are 30 x 20 x 38cm. 

For passengers with LowFare+, Flex, Premium, or PremiumFlex tickets, you are also allowed a cabin bag to be stored in the overhead lockers. If this applies to you, your overhead bag should not be larger than 55 x 40 x 23cm. 

Combined, these 2 bags should not weigh more than 15kg* (or 10kg* if you have a LowFare+ ticket). 

Helpful tip: You are also allowed one airport shopping bag in addition to your cabin baggage allowance. 

Baggage TypeSize Weight AllowanceFeesAdditional Fees
Cabin baggage (under the seat in front)30 x 20 x 38cm 15kg combined with overhead locker bag *(10kg for Lowfare+)None
Cabin baggage (overhead locker)55 x 40 x 23cm15kg combined with under the seat bag *(10kg for LowFare+)NoneAdd an overhead locker bag to your LowFare ticket for £5-9. 
Checked luggage250 x 79 x 112cm23kgCheck if included with ticket typePrice varies according to trip itinerary
Excess baggageN/A32kg£11 / kg for a single leg of the journeyAdditional fees for travelling with more than 2 checked bags and 1 small checked bag / passenger

*For flights to Dubai, the maximum hand baggage weight is 8kg. 

Norwegian Airlines Checked Baggage

Whether you are entitled to a checked baggage allowance will depend on your ticket type. If your ticket doesn’t have bags included, don’t fret, you can easily add a bag up to 4 hours before your flight.

For all flights, including international long haul: 

  • LowFare – No bags included
  • LowFare+ – 1 x 23kg bag
  • Flex, Premium & PremiumFlex – 2 x 23kg bags

The size limits for checked bags are 250 x 79 x 112cm, with a maximum circumference of 300cm. Any bag weighing between 23kg and 32kg will be charged extra fees for excess baggage. 

Note that if you are checking in more than 1 bag, the combined weight of your 2 bags should not be more than 74kg. 

You can book checked baggage online or at the airport, but we suggest that you do it online as it will be cheaper. The price varies depending on your trip itinerary. You can check the cost of bags through the Norwegian Airlines website with your flight number. (List of city codes and prices here). 

If you choose to buy extra luggage at the airport, it will cost £40 for domestic flights and £75 for international flights. 

Small baggage airport only option: You can also purchase a small bag to check in (55 x 40 x 23cm) at the airport for £40 at check-in, or £50 at the departure gate. 

Norwegian Airlines Excess Baggage Policy

With Norwegian Airlines, there is a limit of 2 checked bags and 1 small checked bag per passenger. If you wish to travel with more luggage than this, excess baggage fees will apply.

The charge for excess baggage is £11 per kilo for a single leg of your journey.  

If when you arrive at the airport your hand baggage exceeds the standard baggage limits, you will be charged for it to be stored in the hold – £50 for domestic flights and £85 for international flights. 

Norwegian Airlines Sports Equipment

In order to travel with sports equipment on Norwegian Airlines, make sure you add this to your booking, as sports equipment will not be accepted as normal checked baggage. 

Skis and snowboards

Max 20kg split across 2 bags. 

For flights excluding international long haul

£37 online or £45-60 at the airport 

International long haul flights

£50 online or £60 at the airport

Golf Equipment 

Max 20kg, 1 item per passenger

For flights excluding international long haul

£37 online or £45-60 at the airport 

International long haul flights

£50 online or £60 at the airport

Surfboards and kite equipment 

Max 25kg, make sure your board is no larger than 250 x 79 x 112cm. 

For flights excluding international long haul

£37 online or £45-60 at the airport 

International long haul flights

£50 online or £60 at the airport

Bikes

Max 25kg – your bike must be either packed in a hard case designed for transporting bikes or with the handles turned around, pedals taken off, and tires deflated. 

Unfortunately electric bikes cannot be transported. 

For flights excluding international long haul

£45 online or £45-70 at the airport 

International long haul flights

£60 online or £70 at the airport

Fishing rods

Max 20kg  – make sure your fishing rods are packed away in a suitable hard case.

For flights excluding international long haul

£37 online or £45-60 at the airport 

International long haul flights

£50 online or £60 at the airport

Diving Equipment

Max 25kg – this can include:

  • 1 scuba tank, 1 scuba regulator
  • 1 tank harness, 1 tank pressure gauge
  • 1 mask, 2 fins, 1 snorkel
  • 1 knife, 1 spear gun, 1 safety vest

For flights excluding international long haul

£45 online or £45-70 at the airport 

International long haul flights

£60 online or £70 at the airport

Sports weapons and ammunition

Max 20kg – Weapons and ammunition for hunting activities and sporting competitions are allowed in your checked baggage, but there are some restrictions

Ensure that you have notified the airline that you are travelling with a weapon or ammunition and they will advise you on the required documentation and authorisations that you will need to obtain before travelling. 

For flights excluding international long haul

£37 online or £45-60 at the airport 

International long haul flights

£50 online or £60 at the airport

Other sports equipment

Other kinds of sports equipment is permitted as long as it is within the size and weight limits for standard checked luggage. 

If you are in doubt, check with the airline before you fly. 

Norwegian Airlines Musical Instruments

You can bring your instrument on board with you as your carry-on luggage provided that it doesn’t exceed the allowance for your ticket type. 

If you do choose to bring your instrument on board, it can be slightly larger than the usual cabin bag – up to 90 x 35 x 20cm. If it is larger than this (for example a guitar or a cello) then you can choose to book a seat for it. Make sure to do this at least 48 hours before departure. 

Finally, you can also choose to transport your instrument in the hold. If it is less than 90 x 75 x 55 cm, then it counts as part of your normal checked baggage allowance. 

If it is larger than 90 x 75 x 55cm then you will have to book your instrument in advance and pay the musical instrument charge for it to be transported in the hold. The price for this is £50-60 for all flights excluding long haul, and £60 for international long haul.  

Contact Norwegian Airlines

To speak to Norwegian Airlines regarding baggage, call +44 (0)330 828 0854. 

The lines are open every day from 08:00 – 17:00 for Scandinavia, and 06:00 – 22:00 for all other countries (service in English). 

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