National Holidays in Iceland in 2020

Coronavirus: Travel status Iceland has implemented the travel restrictions imposed for the Schengen Area and the European Union. As of 20 March 2020, foreign nationals - except EU/EEA, EFTA or UK nationals - are not allowed to enter Iceland. This advice is valid until 15 May 2020.  Iceland Travel Guide
Coronavirus: Schools status University and secondary education institutions have been closed since 16 March, but primary and preschools remain open with specific measures instituted to limit the risk of infection.

When are the next National holidays in Iceland?

Upcoming Holidays

List of Holidays in Iceland in 2020

Day Date Holiday Name Type Comments
Wednesday New Year's Day National Holiday Flag Day
Thursday Maundy Thursday National Holiday The Thursday before Easter Sunday
Friday Good Friday National Holiday Flag Day
Sunday Easter Sunday National Holiday
Monday Easter Monday National Holiday
Thursday First Day of Summer National Holiday Thursday after April 18th
Friday Labour Day National Holiday Flag Day
Sunday Mother's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in May
Thursday Ascension Day National Holiday 39 days after Easter Sunday
Monday Whit Monday National Holiday 7th Monday after Easter
Wednesday Independence Day National Holiday National Day
Monday Commerce Day National Holiday 1st Monday in August
Sunday Father's Day Not A Public Holiday 2nd Sunday in November
Thursday Christmas Eve National Holiday Afternoon Only
Friday Christmas Day National Holiday Flag Day
Saturday St. Stephen's Day National Holiday
Thursday New Year's Eve National Holiday


  • Holidays are observed on their calendar date. If the date of a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the holiday will generally not be moved to a weekday.