Public Holidays in Iceland

The following days are public holidays in Iceland. Most public and private companies are closed on these days.

UI employees are off work these days without any reduction in pay.

  • January 1st, New Year's Day
  • Maundy Thursday (the last Thursday before Easter)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday (the day following Easter Sunday)
  • First Day of Summer (usually the third Thursday in April, and seldom very warm at all)
  • May 1st, Labour Day
  • Ascension Day
  • Whitsunday (Whitsuntide)
  • Whit Monday/ Pentecost Monday (the day following Whitsunday)
  • June 17th, National/Independence Day
  • Bank Holiday (first Monday in August)
  • December 24th, Christmas Eve (from noon)
  • December 25th, Christmas Day
  • December 26th, Boxing Day
  • December 31st, New Year's Eve (from noon)
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