In Iceland, Christmas is taken seriously. Reykjavík is transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland every December with Christmas lights hanging wherever they can possibly be hung, and Christmas cheer reigning supreme. When Christmas finally rolls around, Icelanders retreat to their homes with their nearest and dearest for a feast, leaving the streets empty and bare. Since almost everyone is at home with their families, many shops and restaurants close up for the major feast days. If you’re in town during the holidays and looking for a restaurant, museum or a swimming pool that’s open, the good people working for the Reykjavík municipality have got you covered.
Click here to view the full Reykjavík municipality’s list of opening hours during the holidays.
Note that some of the hours listed might be subject to change.