Category: Holidays

July 28, 2021 Commerce Day in Iceland: Unofficial Camping Holiday

The first Monday of August is a public holiday here in Iceland, known as Commerce Day (a.k.a Tradesmen’s Day or Merchant’s Holiday). In Icelandic, it is called Fridagur verslunarmanna. Icelanders get really excited about this holiday. Since it always falls on Monday, it means you get a long weekend off, and it is not unusual […]

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December 27, 2019 How to Spend the Winter Holidays in Iceland

How to Spend the Winter Holidays in Iceland If you think Iceland is dark and cold in the winter, you would be correct. It’s very much both, but that doesn’t mean the country isn’t alive with the bright lights, winter festivals, and traditions of the holiday season. The Christmas season in Iceland officially starts on December […]

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