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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*

  2021 2022 2023
New Year‘s Day January 1 January 1 January 1
Maundy Thursday April 1 April 14 April 6
Good Friday April 2 April 15 April 7
Easter Sunday April 4 April 17 April 9
Easter Monday April 5 April 18 April 10
First Day of Summer April 22 April 21 April 20
Labour Day May 1 May 1 May 1
Ascension Day May 13 May 26 May 18
Whit Sunday May 23 June 5 May 28
Whit Monday May 24 June 6 May 29
National Day June 17 June 17 June 17
Bank Holiday Monday August 2 August 1 August 7
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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