Wages for overtime work and during major public holidays

Overtime supplement

Overtime is paid at an hourly rate corresponding to 80% surplus on the daytime hourly rate, i.e. 1.0385 of the monthly pay for day work.

Major public holidays

All extra work on major public holidays shall be paid with an hourly pay corresponding to 1.375% of the monthly wages for regular day work.

This shall not apply to shift work for which winter leave entitlement is granted according to special agreements on work on the days indicated.

Major public holidays

  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Whit Sunday
  • 17 June- the national day of Iceland
  • Christmas Eve, after 12 noon
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve, after 12 noon


Other days off

  • Maundy Thursday
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • First day of summer
  • 1 May
  • Whit Monday
  • Boxing Day
  • First Monday in August


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