Preparing your shipment to Iceland
While preparing your shipment to Iceland, you will want to take into account the transit time that you are quoted from your shipping company and make adjustments to your package if necessary. For instance, if you were sending chocolates to Iceland, you may want to consider sending them with ice or something else to keep them cool so they do not melt. It is best to check with your shipping company to make sure these modifications for your packaging comply with their guidelines before shipping too.
Tracking your shipping to Iceland
Any time you ship overseas, it is a good idea to attach a tracking number to your parcel. This way you will know where it is and when it gets there. Typically this tracking number system on line that you can just punch in the number and get an update on where it is. Other times you will have to call into a centralized hub to get the update. Check with your shipping company for what they offer and the cost associated with it which should be nominal.
Required documents when shipping to Iceland
Make sure to have an invoice included in your shipment so that the Customs department in Iceland can know the assessed value of your parcel. You will also want to have a Certificate of Origin and a bill of lading most of the time but you can ask your shipping company for more details before you ship to be safe.
Shipping limitations to Iceland
You are prohibited from shipping several items to Iceland, no matter what. These include any toys with lead in them, wireless receivers and affiliated batteries, bees and silkworms, and meat products to name a few. It is a good idea to check with your shipping company before you ship something there just to be sure the list has not changed and your package will not be admitted into the country. Under these circumstances your package will either be seized or returned to the sender.