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Business Practices in Iceland

Opening hours and bank holidays

General Information
Kwintessential, how to behave when doing business in Iceland
Opening Hours and Days
Banks open Monday to Friday from 9.15 am to 4 pm; Lansbanki's branch, in Keflavik airport, is open every day from 6.30 am to 6.30 pm.
Shops are open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm, and on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Supermarkets open every day from 10 am to 10 pm.
Public Administrations are open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

Public Holidays

New Year's Day 1 January
Maundy Thursday 9 April
Good Friday 10 April
Easter Monday 13 April
Earth Day 22 April
1st Day of Summer 24 April
Ascension May
Labor Day 1 May
Whit Monday May
National Day 17 June
Christmas Eve (1/2 day) 24 December
Christmas Day 25 December
Saint Stephen 26 December
New Year's Eve (1/2 day) 31 December

Periods When Companies Usually Close

Christmas holidays Beginning of January
Spring holidays Mid March
Summer holidays June, July and August
Autumn holidays November

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