Top events in Iceland

December
31

New Year’s Eve is traditionally a major excuse to party in the city. Shops and restaurants open in the morning and visitors can take a New Year's...

February
01

Dedicated to the theme of light and energy, and really just to cheer everyone up after a long dark winter, the Winter Lights Festival is an...

March
01

Beer Day in Iceland marks the abolition, on 1 March 1989, of a 75-year long prohibition of beer. Making up for lost time, the citizens of...

Iceland Public Holidays

Below are listed Public Holidays for the January 2014-December 2015 period.

2016

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2016
March
24
Maundy Thursday
Start date:
24 March 2016
March
25
Good Friday
Start date:
25 March 2016
March
28
Easter Monday
Start date:
28 March 2016
April
21
First Day of Summer
Start date:
21 April 2016
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2016
May
05
Ascension Day
Start date:
5 May 2016
May
16
Whit Monday
Start date:
16 May 2016
June
17
National Day
Start date:
17 June 2016
August
01
Commerce Day
Start date:
1 August 2016
December
24
Christmas Eve
Start date:
24 December 2016
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2016
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2016
December
31
New Year's Eve
Start date:
31 December 2016

2017

January
01
New Year's Day
Start date:
1 January 2017
April
13
Maundy Thursday
Start date:
13 April 2017
April
14
Good Friday
Start date:
14 April 2017
April
17
Easter Monday
Start date:
17 April 2017
April
20
First Day of Summer
Start date:
20 April 2017
May
01
Labour Day
Start date:
1 May 2017
May
25
Ascension Day
Start date:
25 May 2017
June
05
Whit Monday
Start date:
5 June 2017
June
17
National Day
Start date:
17 June 2017
August
07
Commerce Day
Start date:
7 August 2017
December
24
Christmas Eve
Start date:
24 December 2017
December
25
Christmas Day
Start date:
25 December 2017
December
26
Boxing Day
Start date:
26 December 2017
December
31
New Year's Eve
Start date:
31 December 2017
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