Guide to Tax Free shopping in Iceland

How to shop Tax Free in Iceland?

  • Step 1: Go shopping
  • Look for Planet logo and ask for Planet Tax Free form when making a purchase
  • Step 2: Get Customs validation
  • Step 3: Return your Tax Free form to Planet and receive your refund

Shopping in Iceland

Go shopping and get your Tax Free form.

Iceland Currency: ISK
  • 24%Standard VAT rate
  • 11%Food and books
  • Minimum spend:
    • ISK 12.000
    • on the same day and in the same store
  • Shoppers eligible for VAT / Sales Tax Refund:
    • Non-Iceland residents
  • Time limits:
    To receive a Customs stamp:
    • 3 months + the issuing month of the Tax Free Form
    To receive a refund:
    • unlimited
  • Refund limits:
    • unlimited

Get your Tax Free form approved by customs

Refund requirements

Required for refunding:

  • Fully completed Tax Free forms stamped by Customs

Required for customs approval:

  • Fully completed Tax Free form
  • Unused purchased goods and receipts
  • Passport and travel documents

Customs advice:

  • Remember to validate your Tax Free forms at Customs before leaving Iceland.
  • At Keflavik Airport Tax Free forms with refund value below 100.000 ISK can be validated by Arion Bank. Customs approval is required for Tax Free forms over 100.000 ISK.

Special note:

  • When leaving Iceland by Cruise Ship or Ferry, it is necessary to get your Tax Free form export validated. This may take place on-board your ship prior to departure, but dependent on the availability of the local Customs authority and port of departure. Please enquire with your cruise/ferry Guest Services team.

How can I get my refund?

  • Visit any Planet Refund Office
  • Present the validated Tax Free forms and get your refund
View Refund locations
  • Standard refund
  • If you haven't received your refund at our Refund Point, provide your payment details on the Tax Free form, get Customs validation and return the Tax Free form together with shop receipts by post using Planet prepaid envelope. You can also leave your Tax Free form together with shop receipts in one of our Planet drop boxes.

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Need help?

Contact our Planet support team.

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