Essential Services During the Holidays

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Christmas is fast approaching, and you may be wondering what sort of services will be available in Reykjavík City during the holidays.

A list of over 50 restaurants in the city shows which ones will be open. You can check it out here.

For those of you planning to visit the city’s swimming pools, please note that all Reykjavík pools will be open from 8 am till 1 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. As for December 26, the following pools will be open from noon till 6 pm: Vesturbæjarlaug, Árbæjarlaug and Laugardalslaug. 

For more information on capital area pools, click here.

For information on other pools, click here.

Please visit for information regarding bus service during the holidays.

Library hours will be listed here

Hours for the Reykjavík City Museum can be accessed here

The Reykjavík Art Museum lists its opening hours over the holidays here

The Bláfjöll Ski Area will be open, weather permitting. Check the status here.

Finally, you can access information on events and more in Reykjavík at


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