Iceland Easter opening times 2016

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Photo: Ernir Eyjólfsson

Plan ahead and don’t get caught out by Easter closures!

Bars and restaurants

Bar, clubs and other entertainment venues will close at midnight on Thursday night, and remain closed all day Good Friday. They may open again at midnight till 3am or 4:30am. Business as usual on Saturday night, except all venues must close at 3am. Everything closed all day Easter Sunday, but may open at midnight till 3am or 4:30am.

Restaurants should be open through the entire Easter weekend, but check with your preferred dining venue first.

Many restaurants will be open as usual.

Many restaurants will be open as usual. Photo: Árni Sæberg

Supermarkets

All Hagkaup , Nettó and Bónus supermarkets will be closed all day on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. The same goes for Krónan , except that selected locations in Greater Reykjavik will be open on both days. Follow the links for more detailed information.

Food shopping will be tricky on Friday and Sunday.

Food shopping will be tricky on Friday and Sunday. Photo: mbl.is/Ómar Óskarsson

Vín­búðin

All Vínbúðin alcohol stores in Iceland will be closed on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

All stores in Greater Reykjavik are open 11am-6pm on Saturday, with times varying in the rest of the country. For exact details, see here .

Plan ahead if you need Easter booze!

Plan ahead if you need Easter booze! Photo: mbl.is/Valdís

Public transport

Buses are running as usual on Saturday, but a ‘Sunday schedule’ will be in force on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. See here for more details.

Check bus times carefully.

Check bus times carefully. Photo: Sigurður Bogi Sævarsson

Other entertainment

Places exempt from Icelandic legislation on Easter closing on Good Friday and Easter Sunday include art exhibitions, concerts, plays and cinemas, although such events may not begin before 3pm on Good Friday. Please check the website of the individual events you are interested in.

Cinemas are allowed to open on Good Friday and Easter …

Cinemas are allowed to open on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

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