Public Holidays in Iceland in 2019

Iceland Upcoming Holidays in Iceland

Ascension Day
Ascension Day

30 May 2019 This National holiday is in 6 days. Commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven forty two days after his crucifixion

Whit Monday
Whit Monday

10 June 2019 This National holiday is in 17 days. Commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles.

Independence Day
Independence Day

17 June 2019 This National holiday is in 24 days. Also called Icelandic National Day, 17 June marks Iceland's move to complete independen...

Iceland List of national public holidays of Iceland in 2019

Day Date Holiday Comments
Tuesday January 01 New Year's Day
Thursday April 18 Maundy Thursday The Thursday before Easter Sunday
Friday April 19 Good Friday The Friday before Easter Sunday
Monday April 22 Easter Monday Monday after Easter Sunday
Thursday April 25 First Day of Summer Thursday after 18 April
Wednesday May 01 May Day
Sunday May 12 Mother's Day 2nd Sunday in May. Not a public holiday
Thursday May 30 Ascension Day 40 days after Easter
Monday June 10 Whit Monday 7th Monday after Easter. Also Known as Pentecost Monday
Monday June 17 Independence Day Independence from Denmark in 1944
Monday August 05 Commerce Day 1st Monday in August
Sunday November 10 Father's Day 2nd Sunday in November. Not a public holiday
Tuesday December 24 Christmas Eve Afternoon Only
Wednesday December 25 Christmas Day
Thursday December 26 St. Stephen's Day
Tuesday December 31 New Years Eve Afternoon only


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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