As most people stayed up late on New Year’s Eve in Iceland (and quite a few are hung over), people like to spend the whole day in bed on January 1, or to sleep at least until noon.
Winter wonderland in Akureyri at Christmas in 2009.
But in the evening it is time to celebrate the first day of the New Year. The immediate family usually has dinner at home, which might consist of fish rather than meat, as meat is eaten almost every day during the Christmas holidays. Salmon is a popular choice.
The evening news features a story about the first baby born in Iceland in the New Year.
Although January 6 is officially the last day of Christmas, it’s back to work on January 2.