About BagBee

BagBee and its founders

BagBee is a remote check-in service which offers airline passengers the option of checking in their luggage before heading to the airport. The travellers then don┬┤t have to carry their bags to the airport and they skip the check-in line. BagBee works in partnerships with the airlines Icelandair and Play and in co-operation with the Icelandic airport authorities.

BagBee was founded in 2022 by Valgeir Bjarnason and Rúnar Árnason. Their experience from the travel industry, aviation and business management, ignited the idea for BagBee. They wanted to offer more comfort for travellers than had previously been available. A few months later the bee took flight and is now always ready to assist passengers and take care of their bags.

Bags are our business

BagBee specializes in baggage services with the speciality being the remote check-in which BagBee offers to airline passengers. BagBee operates in partnership with Icelandair and Play and the BagBee check-in system is linked with the airline check-in systems which means that the customer gets the check-in confirmation and bag-tags from the airline systems.

BagBee┬┤s founders have over two decades experience in the aviation industries and already have checked in thousands of bags for airline passengers. Additionally, BagBee┬┤s sister company has specialized in baggage storage solutions for over a decade and stores thousands of bags each year for travellers in Iceland. We can therefore state that BagBee┬┤s founders are specialists in their field and can be counted on when handling luggage for it┬┤s customers.

BagBee strives to provide good and quick service as well as to provide clear answers regarding the luggage services and the check-in. Our customers are happy with the services we have provided as can be seen on our Trustpilot review page.

BagBee in the media

The Icelandic media showed interest in BagBee when the bee took off to do it┬┤s work. The remote check-in service that BagBee offers is not only new in Iceland but Iceland was only the 4th country in Europe to offer the service. Many people were surprised that a 3rd party company would be allowed to check-in bags for flights but the surprise changed to understanding when they realized that BagBee is effectively a handling company, working in co-operation with the airlines and authorities and subject to audits and reviews to maintain the quality and security needed.


The founders, Valgeir Bjarnason (valgeir@bagbee.is) and Rúnar Árnason (runar@bagbee.is) are also the CEO and COO of BagBee. Collectively they have decades of experience from the travel industry, aviation and business management.

They founded BagBee in 2022 and began operations in the beginning of 2023.

Contact us

Rúnar Árnason

COO - Tel: +354 6983808

Valgeir Bjarnason

CEO - Tel: +354 8211120