Tax free - VAT refund

All non-Iceland residents are tax free eligible. The minimum amount on one single purchase receipt must be ISK 12,000. The original purchase receipts must be attached to the tax free form. The retailer signature must be on the tax free form.

All tax free forms must be export validated (stamped by customs or by Arion bank at the airport)

How does it work?

If you purchase items in a local store and are going to export them from Iceland, then you should ask in the store for a Tax Free form. The form is filled in by the store and the original purchase receipts attached to it.

When you leave the country you take the goods purchased, the tax free forms and the receipts to Arion bank in the airport or if the amount is higher than 100,000 ISK to the customs office to have the form stamped and thereby export validated.

You then take the tax free forms, together with the original purchase receipts, to the International Refund Point and get your refund.

Please follow this link for information on the location of the refund point at Keflavik Airport.

Do I need a customs stamp on my form to get a refund?

Yes, you always need a stamp for validate the Tax-free refund. Purchase between 12,000 and 100,000 ISK are stamped by Arion bank. Purchase higher than 100,000 must be stamped by Customs.

Where do I get the stamp? Where is the customs office?

Where you get the stamp depends on your place of departure. 

  • In Seyðisfjörður the main office is the ferry terminal. 
  • For sailboats, cruise ships, private aircrafts and other vessels customs officers arrive on board for the customs clearance before departure, according to appointments made by the vessels captain.


Further information on tax free shopping in Iceland: