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Holiday Opening Hours

Holiday Opening Hours

Published December 22, 2009

Since there is a small chance that some of you reading this are tourists stranded in Iceland over the Holidays, and since pretty much all of Iceland shuts down during said Holidays, we decided to compile a little list for you, detailing what’s actually open during the season, and when. We tried to make it as comprehensive as we could, but of course we might have missed something. We are not perfect robots after all.
    A good rule of thumb to go by when planning any of your Holiday activities is you’re your research. Go by the assumption that any place of service or commerce is closed, then call up the ones you’re interested in checking out to make sure – this will help you avoid disappointment.
    The Official Tourist Information Centre should have the most up-to-date information out there, so be sure to pay them a visit.

Buses

Call 354.540.2700

Reykjavík Excursions:
24: Tours operating: Golden Circle Tour and Blue Lagoon Tour
Other days are operated according to program and schedule.

Iceland Excursions:
24: Tours operating: Golden Circle Classic, Greater Area Reykjavík Sightseeing, The Blue Lagoon and Keflavík airport and The Blue Lagoon.
25: Tours operating: Gullfoss & Geysir Express, The Blue Lagoon and Northern Lights Mystery.
31: All tours operating except: Blue Lagoon/Viking Horse at 14:00, Blue Lagoon at 16:15 and 16:30 and Northern Lights at 20:00. There is a special New Years Eve tour entitled Bonfire and Fireworks at 20:00.
Other days are operated according to program and schedule.

The Official Tourist Information Centre (The Centre)
23: 9-18
24: 9-12
25: Closed
26: 10-14
31: 10-14
1: 9-18

The Blue Lagoon
23: 10-17
24: 10-13 (restaurant closed)
25: 10-15 (restaurant closed)
26: 10-20
31: 10-16
1: 10-20

Pools

Árbæjarlaug:
24: 8-12:30
25: Closed
26: 12-18
31: 8-12
1: Closed

Breiðholtslaug:
24: 6:30-12:30
25: Closed
26: Closed
31: 06:30-12:30
1: Closed

Grafarvogslaug:
24: 06:30-13
25: Closed
26: Closed
31: 06:30-13
1: Closed

Laugardalslaug:
TBA in December

Sundhöll Reykjavíkur:
24: 06:30-12:30
25: Closed
26: 10-18
31: 06:30-12:30
1: Closed

Vesturbæjarlaug:
23: 06:30-18:00
24: 8-12:30
25: Closed
26: Closed
31: 8-12:30
1: Closed

Museums
/Galleries

The Culture House
24: Exhibitions and shop are open from 11 to 15. The café is closed.
25: Closed.
26 to 30: Exhibitions and shop are open from 11 to 17. The café is closed.
31: Exhibitions and shop are open from 11 to 15. The café is closed.
1: Exhibitions and shop are open from 11 to 15. The café is closed.

The Reykjavík Art Museum: Hafnarhús, Kjarvalsstaðir and Ásmundarsafn
24, 25, 31, 1: Closed

Gerðuberg Cultural Center
23: 13-16
24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 1: Closed

Kling & Bang
24, 25, 26, 31, 1: Closed

Gallery Águst
24, 31: Closed

Stores:

Lyf & Heilsa Drugstore, Egilsgata 3, 101 Reykjavík
24: 9-12
25, 26, 27: Closed
31: 9-12
1, 2, 3: Closed

Lyf & Heilsa Drugstore, Hringbraut 121, 107 Reykjavík
24: 10-12
25, 26: Closed
31: 10-12
1: Closed

Kringlan Shopping Mall:
23: 10-23
24: 10-13
25, 26: Closed
31: 10-13
1: Closed

10-11 grocery stores:
ALWAYS OPEN! – select locations.

Bars that got back to us

Prikið:
24: Closed
25: Open until midnight.

The English Pub:
24: 12-02:00
25: 12-06:00
26: 12-06:00
31: 12-06:00
1: 12-05:00

Cafe Paris:
24: 9-14.00
25: Closed
26-30: 9-01:00
31: 9-18:00
1: 12-01:00

Restaurants Frequently Open During the Holidays

Babalú
Open until 21:00 Christmas Day and Eve. Closed after 18:00 New Year´s Eve.

Bistró Vox-Hotel Nordica
Open every day.

Café Paris
Open until 20:00, New Year´s Eve.

Fiskfélagið/The Fish Company
31, 1: Open as usual

Geysir Bistro Bar
24, 25: Closed
26:12-22:30
31: Closed
1: 17-22:30

Grillhúsíð
24, 25: Closed
26: Opens at 14
31: Closed
1: Opens at 16

Fjalakötturinn-Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
Open for Dinner Christmas day and eve with reservations.

Icelandic Fish & Chips:
Open New Year´s Eve and Day.

Íslenski Barinn
24: 11:30-16:00
25: Closed
26: 15:00-03:00
31: New Years Eve Menu from 18:00
1: 15:00-03:00

Kaffi Sólon
Open New Year´s eve and day.

Tabasco´s
Open 24th, 25th and 26th.

Lounge 1919
Open 24th, 25th and 26th of December. Open New Year´s eve until 21:00 and New Year´s day.

Restaurant & Bar Hotel 101
Open New Year´s Eve and Day.

Tapas Bar
Closed 24-26 December
Closed 1 January
Open all other days  (Including December 31)

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