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Public holidays

Businesses, banks and most stores in Iceland are closed on these holidays*. Most tour companies do operate on these days and tourism stores are open.

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


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