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Sports equipment

The regulations on these pages apply to flights operated by Finnair. If your trip includes flights operated by other airlines, please check their baggage regulations.

The excess-baggage fee for sports equipment depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. For example, if your ticket entitles you to take one piece of baggage free of charge (your ticket bears the code “1 PC”), and you check in a suitcase as well as ski or golf equipment, you will have to pay an excess-baggage fee. In addition, there are mandatory excess-baggage fees for certain types of sports equipment.

Skiing equipment

  • A ski or snowboard bag is considered one piece of baggage.
  • The fee for a ski or snowboard bag depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. If your ticket bears the code “1 PC”, you can take one ski or snowboard bag or one other piece of baggage free of charge. If you wish to travel with both, you will need to pay an extra bag charge.
  • The maximum weight of one ski or snowboard bag is 23 kg (50 lb) and it includes related equipment, such as skis and poles.
  • If ski shoes or snowboard shoes are packed in a separate bag, it counts as one item of checked-in baggage. If it exceeds the allowance on your ticket, a normal extra bag charge will be collected.
  • Ski jumping equipment and other skis longer than 220 cm (79 in) are counted as oversized items and a heavy bag charge applies.
  • You can normally take skiing equipment without informing us beforehand. However, if you’re travelling in a group of ten or more people who will be taking skiing equipment, please inform us in advance, as space on some of our aircraft is limited.
  • Finnair Plus Platinum and Gold members are allowed to carry one ski or snowboard bag free of charge.
  • If you’re travelling on a Finnair scheduled flight, you can pay excess-baggage fees on our website via the Manage booking link.
  • If you’ve bought your flights or holiday package from a tour operator, you can pay excess-baggage fees here.
  • Finnair recommends that you protect your sports equipment when you travel.

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Golf equipment

  • Golf equipment is considered one piece of baggage.
  • The fee for golf equipment depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. If your ticket bears the code “1 PC”, you can take one set of golf equipment or one other piece of baggage free of charge. If you wish to travel with both, you will need to pay for one piece of baggage as defined by our excess-baggage price list.
  • The maximum weight of one set of golf equipment is 23 kg (50 lb). Golf equipment may comprise a set of golf clubs, one golf bag and one pair of golf shoes – all these items count towards the total weight of your golf equipment.
  • Finnair Plus Platinum and Gold members are allowed to carry one set of golf equipment free of charge.
  • If you’re travelling on a Finnair scheduled flight, you can pay excess-baggage fees on our website via the Manage booking link.
  • If you’ve bought your flights or holiday package from a tour operator, you can pay excess-baggage fees here.
  • Finnair recommends that you protect your sports equipment when you travel.

Pay for excess baggage

Bicycles

  • If the bike is packed to fit into the standard baggage weight and size (maximum weight 23 kg (50 lb) and external dimensions (length + width + height) 158 cm (62 in), e.g. foldable bikes), it is considered one piece of baggage. If you exceed your baggage allowance, normal extra bag charges apply.
  • If package is in excess to standard measures, a fixed rate of €75 or USD/CAD100 is collected. The fee is for flights in one direction.
  • For transporting tandem bikes, a fixed rate of €150 or USD/CAD200 is collected. The fee is for flights in one direction.
  • You can pay the transportation charge at the airport or in advance by contacting Finnair.
  • Please notify us when you make your flight reservation and ensure that you arrive at the check-in well in advance of your flight’s departure time.
  • A bicycle must be packed for transport so that the handlebars are turned parallel to the front wheel, the pedals are removed and the air pressure in the tires is reduced to a minimum.
  • Pack the bike in a protective case or bag.

Diving equipment

  • Diving equipment without air tanks is considered one piece of baggage.
  • The fee for diving equipment without air tanks depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. If your ticket bears the code “1 PC”, you can take one set of diving equipment or one other piece of baggage free of charge. If you wish to travel with both, you will need to pay an extra bag fee.
  • If you’re travelling on a scheduled Finnair flight, you can pay excess-baggage fees on our website via the Manage booking link.
  • If the diving equipment includes air tanks, you will need to pay a heavy bag fee at the airport.
  • Air tanks must be fully emptied prior to transportation.
  • Finnair Plus Platinum and Gold members are allowed to carry one set of diving equipment free of charge.

Sports guns

Firearms for sports or hunting may be carried in checked baggage, with a specific permission from the airline. Please inform us when you make your flight reservation.

  • A firearm case may contain maximum 2 rifles or shotguns (long arm) or 5 guns (short arm), and it is considered one piece of baggage.
  • The fee for a firearm case depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as on how much other baggage you’re taking with you. If your ticket bears the code “1 PC”, you can take one firearm case or one other piece of baggage free of charge. If you wish to travel with both, you will need to pay an extra bag charge.
  • If you’re travelling on a Finnair scheduled flight, you can pay extra bag charge on our website via the Manage booking link.
  • There is an additional mandatory handling fee of €25 per firearm case. You can pay the fee beforehand with a Finnair Plus voucher or by contacting our customer service by telephone. The fee is for flights in one direction.
  • The firearm must be unloaded and packed in a sturdy package.
  • Securely boxed cartridges may be carried in checked baggage only in quantities not exceeding 5 kg (11 lb) (including the package) per passenger. The ammunition may not include explosive bullets or incendiary bullets, and their classification must be 1.4S and their UN number either UN 0012 or UN0014. Read more Opens external site in a new window
  • These conditions also apply to the carriage of replicas, decommissioned guns and guns for game purposes, e.g. airsoft and paintball guns.
  • If you are carrying guns, it is not possible to check in your baggage the evening prior to departure.
  • For more information about the transport of firearms, please contact Finnair.

Windsurfing boards, surfboards and kayaks

  • Surfboards with a maximum length of 190 cm (75 in) and maximum weight of 23 kg (50 lb) are considered standard baggage. If the baggage allowance does not exceed, no extra charge applies.
  • If a surfboard exceeds the maximum measurements (190 cm x 75 cm x 65 cm or 75 in x 29.5 in x 25.5 in), a charge of €150 or USD/CAD200 is collected at the airport.
  • For carrying windsurfing boards, canoes and kayaks, an extra charge of €150 or USD/CAD200 is always collected at the airport. The fee is for flights in one direction.
  • Please notify us when you make your flight reservation and ensure that you arrive at the check-in well in advance of your flight’s departure time

Other sports equipment

Fishing equipment

  • Fishing equipment counts as one piece of baggage.
  • The fee for fishing equipment depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. If your ticket bears the code “1 PC”, you can take one set of fishing equipment or one other piece of baggage free of charge. If you wish to travel with both, you will need to pay an extra bag charge.
  • A set of fishing equipment may consist of 1 or 2 rods, a reel, a landing net, a pair of fishing boots and a bait box, all packed together.
  • The maximum weight of one set of fishing equipment is 23 kg (50 lb) and the size 158 cm (62 in) (length + width + height).
  • If you’re travelling on a Finnair scheduled flight, you can pay excess-baggage fees on our website via the Manage booking link.

Hockey equipment

  • The fee for hockey equipment depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. If your ticket bears the code “1 PC”, you can take one set of hockey equipment or one other piece of baggage free of charge. If you wish to travel with both, you will need to pay an extra bag charge.
  • If hockey sticks are carried separately, they count as one piece of baggage.
  • The maximum weight of one set of hockey equipment is 23 kg (50 lb) and the size 158 cm (62 in) (length + width + height).
  • If you’re travelling on a Finnair scheduled flight, you can pay excess-baggage fees on our website via the Manage booking link.

Walking poles

  • Walking poles are always carried as checked baggage.
  • If walking poles are carried separately, they count as one piece of baggage.
  • The fee for walking poles depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. If your ticket bears the code “1 PC”, you can take walking poles or one other piece of baggage free of charge. If you wish to travel with both, you will need to pay an extra bag charge.
  • If you’re travelling on a Finnair scheduled flight, you can pay excess-baggage fees on our website via the Manage booking link.