Public Holidays in Iceland in 2017

Iceland Upcoming Holidays in Iceland

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve

24 December 2017 This National holiday is in 34 days. Marks the culmination of the Advent period before Christmas that started on the fourth ...

Christmas Day
Christmas Day

25 December 2017 This National holiday is in 35 days. The day celebrates the Nativity of Jesus, the date which according to tradition took pl...

St Stephens Day
St Stephens Day

26 December 2017 This National holiday is in 36 days. The second day of Christmas is known as Boxing Day or St. Stephens Day. St Stephen was...

Iceland List of national public holidays of Iceland in 2017

Day Date Holiday Comments
Sunday January 01 New Years Day
Thursday April 13 Maundy Thursday The Thursday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 14 Good Friday The Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 17 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Thursday April 20 First Day of Summer Thursday after 18 April
Monday May 01 May Day
Sunday May 14 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday May 25 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday June 05 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Saturday June 17 Independence Day Independence from Denmark in 1944
Monday August 07 Commerce Day 1st Monday in August
Sunday November 12 Father's Day 2nd Sunday in November. Not a public holiday
Sunday December 24 Christmas Eve Afternoon Only
Monday December 25 Christmas Day
Tuesday December 26 St Stephens Day


National Holiday Not a Public 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.

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