Public holidays – Good to Know

There are 16 public holidays annually in Iceland.

  • New Years Day (January 1st) ​
  • Maundy Thursday​
  • Good Friday​
  • Easter Sunday ​
  • Easter Monday​
  • Ascension day (40 days after Easter)​
  • Whitsunday (50 days after Easter)​
  • Whit Monday​
  • First Day of Summer (3rd Thursday in April)​
  • Labour Day (May 1st) ​
  • Icelandic National Day (June 17th)​
  • Tradesmen’s Day (1st Monday in August)​
  • Christmas Eve (December 24th) from noon ​
  • Christmas Day (December 25th)​
  • Boxing Day (December 26th) ​
  • New Years Eve (December 31st) from noon

In addition to public holidays, there are also other feasts and traditions which are celebrated throughout Iceland. Click here to learn more.