CURRENCY EXCHANGE AT KEFLAVIK AIRPORT
Arion Bank provides currency exchange at its service points in the arrival and departure hall. It also has 14 cash machines (ATMs) in the terminal: eight in the departure lounge, where you can withdraw non-Icelandic currency, and six in the arrival hall, where you can withdraw Icelandic krónur. The bank is open from 4:00 to 20:00 and whenever flights are scheduled.
You can now pre-order your travel money for pick-up in the terminal’s departure hall, saving you time and effort. The currency can be picked up in as little as four hours from placing the order.
Have you done your shopping in Iceland and need to claim your VAT refunds? You can claim your VAT refund at Arion Bank, which is located in the arrival hall opposite to the car rentals. (See map with Tax Free sign.) Passengers must reclaim their VAT before checking in their luggage.
RULES ON VAT REFUNDS
Value-added tax (VAT) may be refunded to persons permanently resident outside Iceland for goods purchased in Iceland provided that the conditions of Regulation No. 1188/2014 are met.
Refunds are conditional on the purchaser being permanently resident outside Iceland. As proof of permanent residence outside Iceland, the purchaser must present a passport or other ID clearly verifying permanent residence in another country. Foreigners with permanent residence in Iceland are not entitled to VAT refunds.
To be eligible for a refund, all of the following conditions must be met:
1. The purchaser must bring the goods out of the country within three months of the purchase.
2. The purchase price of the goods, including VAT, must be at least ISK 6,000.
3. On departure, the goods must be presented together with the requisite documentation.
VAT may be refunded on goods on the same receipt if their total purchase price is ISK 6,000 or more, including VAT, even if one or more single items do not reach the minimum amount.
On departure from Iceland through Keflavik Airport, the purchaser must present the goods together with the completed Tax Free form to the tax refund service provider, which will carry out the refund provided that the conditions set out in the Regulation are met in other respects.