Now that Christmas is right around the corner, the Reykjavík Police has issued a reminder regarding the opening hours of bars in Reykjavík during Christmas.

If you’re planning on spending your holidays in Reykjavík, we suggest you keep the following hours in mind:

December 24

All bars close at 6 pm

December 25

All bars closed

December 26

All bars close at 3 am

December 31

Weekend opening hours apply (most bars open until ca. 4 am)

January 1

Bars close at 3 am

Nightlife in Reykjavík on New Year’s Eve
Fireworks during New Year’s Eve in Reykjavík

Nightlife in Reykjavík on New Year’s Eve

Traditionally, most Icelanders spend New Year’s Eve at home, watching the annual comedy revue and feasting on good food with family. At midnight, locals bid farewell to the old year by igniting fireworks. While many residents of the Greater Reykjavik area attend house parties after the fireworks, there are still many who prefer spending the night at the bars and clubs in downtown Reykjavík.

More info: We have information about many bars and restaurants in Reykjavík on our listing page. 
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What's On locations in downtown Reykjavík

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