Other sports equipment

Firearms

Firearms for sports or hunting may be carried in checked baggage, but prior approval from Finnair is needed. If you already have a booking, you can notify us about the firearm by filling in this form. Please note:

  • Make sure that you have all the required permits and licenses by consulting the embassy of the destination country. Please note that it is not possible to travel with weapon to/via London Heathrow.
  • 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, by filling in this form or by contacting our customer service by telephone. The fee is for flights in one direction. Local airport authorities may also collect additional weapon handling charges as part of the check-in process.
  • 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
  • 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 one piece of standard baggage. If the baggage allowance does not exceed, no extra charge applies. If the board and the sail are packed separately, they are considered as two separate checked-in bags.
  • 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

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 Lumo, Platinum and Gold members are allowed to carry one set of diving equipment free of charge.

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.

Vaulting poles

  • Vaulting poles are always carried as checked baggage.
  • An extra fee is always collected for carrying vaulting poles. The extra fee is €75 or USD/CAD100 on intercontinental flights and €55 or USD/CAD55 on European flights. The fee is for flights in one direction.
  • The fee for vaulting 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 a vaulting pole with just the vaulting pole extra fee. If you wish to travel with a vaulting pole and checked baggage, you will need to pay an extra bag charge on top of the extra fee.
  • If you’re travelling on a scheduled Finnair flight, you can pay your excess baggage fees on via Manage booking.
  • If you’ve bought your excess-baggage flights from a tour operator you can pay fees here.
  • Please notify Finnair Customer Care when you make your flight reservation and ensure that you arrive at the check-in well in advance of your flight’s departure time.