Opening times in Iceland
Learn when shops, museums and other tourist attractions open and close in Iceland, so you can plan to make the most of your trip!
Iceland's shops, monuments and museums may not share the same opening times as your city. They all tend to be open during the daytime, so if you're planning to shop and enjoy the many different tourist attractions, you'll need to plan your activities to make sure you can visit everything!
Shop opening times
Supermarkets and shops in Iceland tend to open during the day from around 10 am and close around 7 pm. Having said that, souvenir shops in larger cities like Reykjavik often have much longer opening hours, allowing tourists to shop around the city as late as 10 pm.
Museum & monument opening times
Iceland's museums and tourist attractions are usually open from 10 am to 5 pm, with a few exceptions, like the Perlan Museum, which opens from 9 am to 10 pm. Each page of this travel guide includes the opening times for the specific place of interest, so make sure you check them out before visiting.
Waterfalls & natural attraction opening times
Visitors will find that at waterfalls and other natural attractions in Iceland, like the Látrabjarg Cliffs and the geothermal area of Hverir, there are generally no time restrictions, as these places are permanently open to the public.
However, some of them, such as Thingvellir National Park or Skaftafell, have visitor centres where you can get information on hiking routes or other special features. These information points do have opening hours, which are usually from 10 am to 5 pm.
Mealtimes in Iceland
Typical dining hours tend to be late in Iceland, with few cafes and restaurants open for 10 am on weekends, and dinner being eaten around 8 pm or later.