Ship Your Car To Or From Iceland
Typical Shipping Prices – How Much Does It Cost?
- Common shipping costs to Iceland from the U.S. are generally between $1,900 to $4,300.
- Most shipments to Iceland originate from the East Coast, where RORO (roll on, roll off) and containerized transport are both affordable options.
Cost & Time Examples For Shipping a Car to Iceland
|San Jose, CA to (California port) to Reykjavik||$200||$5,200||5+30|
|New York, NY to (New York port) to Reykjavik||$275||$2,500||5+12|
|Boston, MA to (New York port) to Reykjavik||$400||$2,500||5+12|
|Portland, OR to (California port) to Reykjavik||$475||$5,200||6+30|
|Seattle, WA to (California port) to Reykjavik||$550||$5,200||6+30|
|Charlotte, NC to (New York port) to Reykjavik||$575||$2,500||6+12|
|Denver, CO to (California port) to Reykjavik||$775||$5,200||7+30|
|Memphis, TN to (New York port) to Reykjavik||$800||$2,500||6+12|
|Miami, FL to (New York port) to Reykjavik||$925||$2,500||7+12|
|Dallas, TX to (California port) to Reykjavik||$1,025||$5,200||7+30|
*Prices and times are estimated. They can vary depending on the season and the type of vehicle.
*Save the ground transport cost by delivering the vehicle to the nearest port.
*Allow an additional 10 days to process the documents.
*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.
*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.
Moving overseas can be a stressful thing to do. There are so many things that have to be taken care of in advance in order to move and the last thing you need to worry about having to figure out how to get your car to the country. When relocating to Iceland, you will need to plan ahead for shipping your car internationally. This will entail hiring a reputable auto transport company to transport your car to the exit port and deliver the car to you in Iceland. You’ll also need to be aware of international shipping laws and regulations set forth by Customs in Iceland prior to shipping.
In order to import your car to Iceland, you need to have owned the vehicle for at least months prior to shipping and must have lived in the country for at least one year. You won’t be allowed to sale or even loan your car to anyone once it reaches Iceland and if you leave the country you will have to make sure it is exported back to the United States immediately. You will be required to show your Passport and Visa when making plans to import the car and you’ll have to be physically present when your car reaches the entry port in Iceland. You can get assistance from the auto transport agent with getting your necessary documents together and making sure you have the correct paperwork filled out.
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Required Documents For Shipping A Vehicle To Iceland
- Driver’s License (You need an Iceland License as well as your license from the U.S.)
- International Car Insurance.
- Title and Registration to the car.
- Purchase invoice.
- Certificate of Declaration of Duty-Free Importation of Vehicle form.
- Power of Attorney form.
- Work permit.
- Bill of Sale.
- Residence Visa from the Directorate of Immigration.
- Freight Invoice.
- Inventory Sheet (detailing the car and other personal items if any)
Requirements for Importing a Car to Iceland
In order to import your car into Iceland, you have to have the car registered outside of Iceland and you must have lived outside of Iceland for at least one year prior to shipping. You will need to have the car imported within a month or less of being in the country and you must be able to provide documentation of insurance in Iceland.
Read more about Iceland vehicle registration process.
Before Your Car Leaves the Port of Exit
Before your car leaves the port of exit in the United States, you will want to make sure that you have a detailed price quote that will include all shipping fees as well as transport fees if the company needs to transport your car to the exit port. Cost for shipping will vary depending on the type of shipping that you use for your car. You will also want to contact U.S. Customs to see if there is paperwork that you may have missed while preparing the car for export from the U.S. The least expensive way to ship your car is Roro Shipping. Roro is the most widely used form of international shipping in the world and is generally the safest way to ship a car. If you are relocating permanently or will need to be in Iceland for an extended period of time due to work or school you may want to ship your personal household belongings along with your car. If you need to do that, then you would want to ship with Container Shipping. You can easily have personal items loaded inside of your car as well as inside of the container when shipping. You can also use Air Shipping if you will need your car quick. Air Shipping is great for those who may have expensive luxury cars and want them to arrive as fast as possible.
For more information on shipping internationally, you can contact your auto transport agent or you may want to contact the Embassy of Iceland to gather details on shipping customs and documentation that may have been added to list of required documents. Customs laws tend to change from time to time and you will want to know the most up to date information.
Shipping Of Heavy Equipment & Oversized Cargo To Iceland
It takes careful planning, attention to detail, modern shipping technology and equipment, and an understanding of foreign import policies to properly conduct an overseas transport. If you hire dependable international transporters to ship your heavy equipment or oversized cargo to Iceland, you can guarantee a safe delivery. For around 30 years, A1 has been transporting cargo outside of the U.S. and we are confident in our transport services and solutions.
The Many Types of Heavy Equipment and Oversized Cargo We Can Ship Overseas
There are endless types of heavy equipment and oversized cargo we’re able to deliver to other countries. In our history, we have shipped so many types of heavy equipment that the list could go on forever. However to give you a better idea, here is a list containing some of the heavy equipment and oversized cargo we have shipped in the past and will ship again.
- Farm Equipment
- Industrial Equipment
- Agricultural Equipment
- Mining Equipment
- Dump Trucks
- Hydraulic Equipment
- Track Loaders
- Pile Drivers
- Asphalt Pavers
- Large Trucks & Heavy Vehicles
- Engineering Equipment
Information Regarding A1’s International Shipping Services
Through A1, we offer four different international transport methods for oversized cargo and heavy equipment. Not all of these shipping methods will be offered to you. What you’re able to take advantage of will rely heavily on what type of cargo you’re shipping to Hungary. For example, container shipping is the safest form of delivery we offer yet if your cargo is too large to fit into the largest (40ft) shipping container, you will not have access to this form of transport.
The rest of the transport methods we offer are open air services. They include RoRo shipping, LoLo shipping, and flat rack shipping. All of them are affordable and cost efficient yet the way they carry out a delivery is different. RoRo shipping is the cheapest but it is only available to those shipping vehicles or equipment that can drive onto the ship using a ramp. LoLo shipping is suggested to those shipping crated equipment or inoperable vehicles outside of the U.S. With the third open air shipping method your cargo is secured to a metal frame before it’s placed on the boat. This method is referred to as flat rack transport and it’s available to anyone.
Related Information & FAQs
- How much does it cost to ship a car to Iceland with enclosed transport services
- Keep the cost of shipping a car to Iceland lower with some helpful tips
- What benefits can I expect when I use professional car shipping to Iceland?
- Import vehicle into USA from Iceland
Written By:Joe Webster
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.