Import Vehicle Into USA From Iceland

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Deliver Your Vehicle Stress Free

Compare our rates to or from: 🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

  • Deliver Your Car Stress Free and Have Peace of Mind
  • Licensed, Bonded and Insured Carriers Near You
  • Award Winning Service, Always on Time

Trusted By:Trusted By FMCSA, Inc. 500, AMSA, BBB

Auto Shipping Free Quote Calculator

Or Call Us:

Importing Vehicles Into USA From Iceland

Are you planning to import vehicle into USA from Iceland? One of the international car shipping services we offer is shipping from Iceland to the USA. The process involves preparing the proper paperwork and dealing with customs regulations in both countries. We are an experienced international shipper because we know how to deal with the legal and logistical challenges involved in the process.

Importing From Iceland

Cost & Time Examples for Import a Car from Iceland

From/ToOceanGroundEstimated Time
Reykjavík to (New York port) to New York, NY$2600$27515+5 days
Reykjavík to (California port) to Los Angeles$4800$35030+5 days
Reykjavík to (New York port) to Boston, MA$2600$40015+5 days
Reykjavík to (California port) to Las Vegas, NV$4800$45030+5 days
Reykjavík to (California port) to Seattle, WA$4800$55030+6 days
Reykjavík to (New York port) to Detroit, MI$2600$57515+6 days
Reykjavík to (New York port) to Chicago, IL$2600$67515+6 days
Reykjavík to (California port) to Denver, CO$4800$77530+7 days
Reykjavík to (New York port) to Memphis, TN$2600$80015+6 days
Reykjavík to (California port) to Dallas, TX$4800$1,02530+7 days
  1. *Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
  2. *Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
  3. *Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
  4. *Prices are for 1 car in a dedicated 20ft container. This is the safest and most reliable way to transport a vehicle internationally. Other items may be included in the container to help save you money when moving.
  5. *Using the RoRo (roll on, roll off) method is less expensive and shipments can be completed in fewer days. Contact us now for a free RoRo quote.

Common reasons to import a vehicle into the USA

You could import a vehicle into USA from Iceland for different reasons:

  • You live there and bought a nice car that you do not want to leave behind.
  • You were visiting Iceland and bought a duty-free car.
  • You are relocating back to the USA with a car that you migrated to Iceland with.

Whichever your reason is, there are various factors you should consider before deciding to import the vehicle into the USA. First, the vehicle has to comply with USA safety and emission standards as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transport (DoT). Such are vehicles that are manufactured for the USA. So, when purchasing a vehicle in Iceland and you plan to import it into the US some day in the future, check with the seller or manufacturer to ensure that it matches US standards. Here are the EPA import requirements for vehicles.

A-1 Auto Transport ships vehicles worldwide. Click here or call 1-800-518-8708 to get a free, no obligation to buy price quote to ship your car.

Find an international shipping company

After confirming that your vehicle matches US standards the next step is to find an international shipping company. There are two options here. You can find an Icelandic international shipper who ships to the US. Or, you can find a US-based shipper who ships to and from Iceland. People find the second option to work best.

American companies are generally more reliable and experienced, arguably so. Also, they are licensed to transport vehicles within the US. So, after the vehicle is cleared from customs, they will deliver the vehicle to your doorstep or to a warehouse near you. Your priorities when finding a shipper should be professionalism, reliability, and experience in shipping from Iceland to the USA.

Benefits of hiring a professional shipper

To safely import vehicle into USA from Iceland, you need the services of a professional international vehicle carrier. Hardly anything goes wrong at the customs offices; but during shipping, a lot of things can compromise the safety of your vehicle.

Here are the benefits of hiring a professional vehicle shipping company:

  • It has the right shipping equipment and trained employees to handle your car.
  • Such a company is familiar with import and export policies of US and Iceland.
  • Such a company has marine cargo insurance to protect your shipment in case of any accident or damage.
  • Such a company is likely to have pocket-friendly shipping rates purely due to economies of scale.

Documents needed

The whole process of overseas shipping is complicated because of the paperwork involved. Before exporting from Iceland, make sure that you have all the documents needed at the port. The customs offices require that the owner of the vehicle be present to clear the vehicle. However, you can hire a customs broker too. The documents needed at the port are the vehicle purchase invoice, the vehicle registration certificates, and your passport. The customs office will also inspect the contents of the vehicle. It is always advisable to remove all personal content from the vehicle.

After the vehicle is cleared by Iceland Customs Offices, inquire from your auto transporter when it will arrive in the US. Make sure to alert the US customs office of the arrival date. The US customs office will not clear the vehicle unless it conforms to the aforementioned standards. Also, they check the shipper’s bill of lading, the contents of the vehicle, the Icelandic vehicle registration documents, and the vehicles bill of purchase.

Remember, there are customs duty charges involved at both the exit port and entry port. These taxes are subject to change. Therefore, before you start arrangements to ship your car, contact customs authorities in both countries to find out the amount of customs duty fee you are expected to pay and if you qualify for any exemptions.

Cost of shipping

The cost of shipping a car from Iceland varies from company to company. These companies have different pricing plans. You have to get quotes from different shipping companies to have a clear idea of the amount it will cost to ship the vehicle. Please note that the quote the shipping company gives is not inclusive of the customs duties or freight charges involved in overseas shipping. Also, the quote is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances such as extended storage time.

We, A-1 Auto Transport, are an expert international vehicle shipper. We are the right pick if you need to import vehicle into USA from Iceland. We have established routes between major Icelandic cities such as Reykjavik, Akranes, Selfoss, and Keflavik, and all other major cities in the fifty states in the US. Contact us today for a quote or more information.

Joe WebsterWritten By:Joe WebsterConnect with Joe Webster on facebookConnect with Joe Webster on linkedin

Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing. 

After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. 

With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.

Email me -

Satisfied Customers

“A1 Auto Transport lives up to its name. Its price is competitive and reasonable compared to other transport services. Saving money equals saving time and less worries. I will not compromise a few dollars just to risk the chances of getting scratches on my favourite Hyundai Tucson. A1 got it to Michigan safely, and that’s all I could ask for. Kudos to everyone reading this!”

“I’ve had my cars shipped several times coast to coast for the past few years, and always had a smooth experience with A1 Auto Transport. They’re consistently professional and transparent with their prices and have the best drivers there are. I feel like they’re the only ones I can really trust in the car transport business. Every time, it’s the perfect experience. The first time I called them to bring a car I bought in Arizona; they answered all my questions and worked with me until it arrived in pristine condition. And they’ve been maintaining that track record ever since. These guys make it look so easy to be the Alpha in their game. Keep up the awesome work!”

“For the most part, I felt they are responsive to their clients. I read reviews and was not disappointed about the quality of service they provided. I did not get to check on every single detail of my vehicle but I think they are impressive when it comes to timeliness. I am a working student and just received the Volvo sedan as a surprise gift from my parents. They got it to Montana 2 days earlier than expected. Even if this was just an exception to the rule, it’s still pretty impressive. If they always deliver this way, they must be among the best in the industry.”

“You guys are fast! Bryan did a great job setting up the transfer...... He deserves congratulations...!!!! Great job.. Thanks again, Senator Tom Buford, Kentucky”

“I just wanted to say thanks for bringing my car Coast to Coast in October, 2005. It was my first auto transport shipment and a painless one to boot! My Beamer arrived intact w/o a scratch!! Special thanks to Emily and Maggie for their courteous patience with a minor error, and to Jim of Dispatch, who is now in Sales. Their friendly and polite customer service made it a truly commendable experience. You are "A1"!”

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Our Services and Information

Car International Destinations
Ship Car To Akranes

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Ship Car To Akureyri

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Ship Car To Garðabaer

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Ship Car To Hafnarfjörður

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Ship Car To Iceland

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Ship Car To Keflavik

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Ship Car To Kópavogur

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Ship Car To Mosfellsbaer

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Ship Car To Reykjavik

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Ship Car To Selfoss

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Ship Car To Seltjarnarnes

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

Car International FAQ

Import Vehicles Into the USA

Moving Guide
Moving To Iceland

🇮🇸 Iceland, (IS)

A-1 Auto Transport Serves the World

We ship to locations in all 50 states and countries across the world.

Ship Your Vehicle With A-1 Auto Today
Get an Instant Quote

Or Call Us Today and Speak to Directly to Our Sales Team:

Our Partners:

Better Business Bureau Accredited
FMCSA Member
INC. 500 Member
VeriSign Secured
AMSA Member

A-1 Auto Transport is a disclosed agent for the following shipping companies:

Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
Merco Air & Ocean Cargo, Inc.
6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
NO. 021869F
Copyright © 1988-2021, A-1 Auto Transport - All Rights Reserved.