Major holidays

  • New year's day (January 1st)
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Whitsun
  • June 17th (Iceland's Independence day)
  • Christmas eve (December 24th) after 12:00 o'clock
  • Christmas day (December 25th)
  • New year's eve (December 31st) after 12:00 o'clock

If you are working on these days you get paid according to a so called major holiday rate which is higher than the normal overtime rate.

General holidays

  • The day after Christmas (December 26th)
  • Maundy Thursday
  • The day after Easter
  • First day of summer
  • Ascension day
  • May 1st (international holiday of labourers)
  • The day after Whitsun
  • The first Monday of August (tradespeople's' holiday)