I will be flying from the USA and was planning on bringing alcohol. According to this site, http://www.kefairport.is/english/before-departure/customs-regulations/ it seems only locals can bring alcohol into Iceland. Is this correct?
It is a case of bad organization on that page. You are entitled to bring in the same amount of alcohol as residents. For reference see this page on the official Icelandic customs website: http://www.customs.is/default.asp?cat_id=301
A quote from the Icelandic customs page: http://www.customs.is/default.asp?cat_id=301:
- 1 liter spirits and 1 liter wine and 6 liters beer or
- 3 liters wine and 6 liters beer or
- 1 liter spirits and 9 liters beer or
- 1,5 liters wine and 9 liters beer or
- 12 liters beer
The minimum age for bringing alcoholic beverages into Iceland is 20 years and 18 years for tobaccos.
See also information on possible combinations when shopping and video on the Duty Free store website.
Please note that travelers must have the duty free allowance in his or her own possession and present it to the customs authorities if requested. The duty free allowance cannot be assigned to travel agencies, tour guides, bus drivers or others. If a travel agency, driver or tour guide chooses to import goods on behalf of the travellers, the above described allowance for each traveller does not apply and duties must be paid in accordance with the invoice of the goods. If no invoice can be presented the value of the goods will be assessed by the customs authorities.
It appears Iceland has a flexible import rule - https://www.tollur.is/english/individuals/customs/traveling-to-iceland/duty-free-imports/alcoholic-beverages-duty-free/ (If the link does not work, search for "Iceland Possible combinations when buying duty free alchohol") For instance, if you buy NO wine, and NO beer, you would be allowed TWO bottles of scotch.