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Tax Free Shopping in Iceland



Look for stores displaying Global Blue Tax Free Shopping signage in the window.


When paying for your purchases ask the shop staff for a Tax Free Form.

Tax Free Forms are available in two versions, one blue, and one white. Fill in all the required fields in block letters, using the Latin alphabet.


Remember: Incomplete Tax Free Form = No refund




At the airport, please allow enough time for the refund process before your flight departs.


Go to a Refund Office displaying the Global Blue logo before your check in.


Present your completed Tax Free Form, passport, receipts/invoices and purchases to get a stamp on your form.


Make sure the goods are unused. Don’t pack them away in your check-in luggage as you will need to show them at the Refund Office for export validation.




In case you didn’t manage to obtain customs stamp when leaving Iceland, obtain one of the following export validations within 3 months from the date of purchase:


• An Icelandinc customs stamp;

• A stamp from Arion Banki located at Keflavik Airport.


After having obtained customs stamp, get your refund at Refund Office, or send your stamped original Tax Free Form and original receipt from shop to Global Blue Processing Centre.


The stamped Icelandic Form has no time limits on its validity.


Remember: No export validation Stamp = No Refund


Present your stamped and completed Tax Free Form to receive the refund in cash or to credit card.


In a rush? Mail your stamped completed Tax Free Forms to the address of the Processing Centre and receive your refund on your credit card.


NB: The refund you receive is the VAT minus Global Blue’s handling fee.




Shoppers eligible for Tax Free Shopping

● If you have a permanent residence outside Iceland.


VAT Rate

Standard rate: 24%

Food, books: 11%


Minimum purchase amount

6 000 ISK


Tax Free goods

Refunds are paid on all goods that are exported in the traveller’s personal luggage.

● Exported goods must be unused.

● Non-refundable goods:

     ● Services



Tax Free Form

● The Form stamped by Customs has unlimited validity.

● The Form must be duly stamped within 3 months following the date when it was issued by:

- Icelandic Customs (list of customs can be found here: OR

- Global Blue Refund Office in Iceland

● Original receipt/invoice must be attached to the Form.

     We accept certified copies of receipts/invoices from the retailer.

     We do not accept photocopies of receipts/invoices.

     We do not accept the original credit card slips.





●The post delivery  is free of charge from all the world if you use the Global Blue prepaid envelope provided by the shop. Note that it is sent by regular post.

●If you have not received the prepaid envelope you can use a standard envelope (at your expense)

●In order to prevent a possible loss of the documents, we recommend you to use secured mail service (e.g. registered mail or courier- at your expense)

●Before sending the documents, please make a copy of them or write down Tax Free Form number (DOC ID) of each Form for your reference.

●In order to assure smooth processing of your refund send us just Tax Fee Forms filled in completely and correctly

How to fill in Tax Free Form



Address of Processing Centre


●Tax Free Forms are processed in Global Blue Slovakia.

Please send the valid, duly filled in and export verified Tax Free Form to the following address


For standard and registered mail:

Global Blue

P.O.BOX 363

810 00 Bratislava



For courier:

Global Blue

Prievozska 4D/Block E

821 09 Bratislava




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Refund Offices