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Public holidays

Find out when businesses may be closed or have limited hours

Businesses, banks and most stores in Iceland are closed on these holidays*

  2019 2020 2021
New Year‘s Day January 1 January 1 January 1
Maundy Thursday April 18 April 9 April 1
Good Friday April 19 April 10 April 2
Easter Sunday April 21 April 12 April 4
Easter Monday April 22 April 13 April 5
First Day of Summer April 25 April 23 April 22
Labour Day May 1 May 1 May 1
Ascension Day May 30 May 21 May 13
Whit Sunday June 9 May 31 May 23
Whit Monday June 10 June 1 May 24
National Day June 17 June 17 June 17
Bank Holiday Monday August 1 August 3 August 2
Christmas Eve (from noon) December 24 December 24 December 24
Christmas Day December 25 December 25 December 25
Boxing Day December 26 December 26 December 26
New Years Eve (from noon) December 31 December 31 December 31

* With more and more visitors coming to Iceland, a selection of shops and restaurants in Reykjavík will remain open during the dates listed above. Banks and government offices (including the liquor store, Vínbúðin) will always be closed on public holidays.

 

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