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Tax free shopping in Norway

Save money on your next trip to Norway by shopping in stores displaying the Tax Free logo.

More than 4,000 shops across Norway offer foreign tourists the opportunity to shop and receive a refund on VAT (Value Added Tax) when leaving the country. Most of these shops display the Tax Free shopping logo in their window, on their door or on their counter. However, not all of them do, so we advise you to ask the assistant whether tax free shopping applies on purchases made in the shop.

Fast facts

In Norway, sales tax/VAT is included in the retail price and amounts to 25%. For food the rate is 15%.

  • The goods must be exported in unused condition within a month of purchase.
  • The tax refund service is applicable to all residents provided they live outside Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
  • The minimum purchase amount is NOK 315 on regular goods, and NOK 290 on foodstuff. This applies to goods bought at one retailer on one given day.

Please note that you can only claim VAT refund for goods you will take with you out of the country. Services are therefore not included, nor is food you consume during your stay.

How to get your refund

There are approximately 55 refund points where you can receive your tax refund at various exits from Norway at airports, road borders, on board ferries and cruise ships. For more information about the refund points, please visit global-blue.com

You will need

When you approach the refund point, please make sure that you have the following with you:

  • Your goods
  • Your Global Blue tax-free form
  • Your passport/ID

Please note: Norwegian custom authorities are not involved in the Global Blue tax fee service and do not stamp Global Blue forms whether issued in Norway or any other country.

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Last updated:  2013-02-05

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Shopping at Norway Design in Oslo - Photo: Nancy Bundt/Innovation Norway

Tax free shopping in Norway

Save money on your next trip to Norway by shopping in stores displaying the Tax Free logo.

Tax free shopping in Norway

Source: Visitnorway

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