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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.

   2018 2019
New Year‘s Day January 1 January 1
Maundy Thursday March 29 April 18
Good Friday March 30 April 19
Easter Sunday April 1 April 21
Easter Monday April 2 April 22
First Day of Summer April 19 April 25
Labour Day May 1 May 1
Ascension Day May 10 May 30
Whit Sunday May 20 June 9
Whit Monday May 21 June 10
National Day June 17 June 17
Bank Holiday Monday August 6 August 5
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.