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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.

  2019 2020
New Year‘s Day January 1 January 1
Maundy Thursday April 18 April 9
Good Friday April 19 April 10
Easter Sunday April 21 April 12
Easter Monday April 22 April 13
First Day of Summer April 25 April 23
Labour Day May 1 May 1
Ascension Day May 30 May 21
Whit Sunday June 9 May 31
Whit Monday June 10 June 1
National Day June 17 June 17
Bank Holiday Monday August 5 August 3
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.