News from Iceland's LGBT community

New Bistro Boy song feat. gay icon Páll Óskar

  • Published: 28 June 2017

Bistro Boy has just released his latest single, Walk Away and is teaming up with singer, performer and gay icon Páll Óskar (also known internationally as Paul Oscar). Bistro Boy (Frosti Jonsson) has been very active on the electronic music scene in Reykjavik in the past few years, released two full albums as well as EPs, singles and remixes and performed at some of Iceland's best known events including Airwaves and Secret Solstice. Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson (born 16 March 1970) is one of Iceland´s biggest pop stars, known internationally as Paul Oscar after his memorable performance in Eurovision 1997.

Hollow by Bjartmar

  • Published: 21 June 2017

Singer and songrwiter Bjartmar Thordarson has released his first music video, Hollow, the first single from his forthcoming EP album Deliria. Bjartmar is nothing new to music and has a long list of appearances including Iceland´s selection for Eurovision, Reykjavik Pride and numerous musicals to name a few. His album Deliria is expected to be released later this year.

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Guys go FAB: Men Only at Ægisgarður

  • Published: 06 April 2017

Following the successful men only party last December there´s another Men Only party one coming up under the name “FAB”. FAB Party organizers are not new to organising parties and have been involved in some of Iceland´s most successful LGBT events. FAB party simple mission, according to organisers, is to add more diversity to the local gay scene and to create safe, fun and friendly space for gay, bi and trans men. Mark May 27th in your calendar and be sure to attend Reykjavik´s hottest men only party at Ægisgarður.

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BEARS ON ICE registration gets a flying start

  • Published: 12 February 2017

BEARS ON ICE registration has had a flying start since opened earlier this month with more than half of Full Event Passes already sold. "We´ve been very fortunate in the past and this year seems to be no different. We have limited number of Full Event Passes available which includes all the tours and trips we´re doing during the weekend but there´s no limit on the the Party Passes during the bear weekend which kicks off August 31st" says Frosti Jonsson one of BEARS ON ICE organizers. 

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Pink Masquerade Party

  • Published: 06 February 2017

The annual Pink Masquerade Party (February 11th) is definitely something not to be missed if you happen to be in Reykjavik this weekend. Glamour, divas and dance with gay icon Páll Óskar (a.k.a. Paul Oscar) performing as well as the Ice-stralian Jonathan Duffy, Sísí Ey and all the local divas from the Drag-Súgur. 

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Australiana: Comedy, cabaret and a one man show

  • Published: 24 January 2017

Australiana is Jonathan Duffy´s one man show. Entertaining and hearth warming story of a gay guy who moved from Australia all the way to Iceland in 2015 and has since then consistently been answering one question: “Why the hell did you move to Iceland?” In Australiana, Jono will dish the dirt on what it was like growing up in the land down under; what he misses, and ultimately the reason why he said goodbye.

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Rainbow Reykjavik 2017

  • Published: 08 January 2017

Rainbow Reykjavik has established itself as an important part of Reykjavik´s LGBT scene with events of all sorts taking place over a long weekend in February. The festival welcomes guests from all over the world to enjoy Iceland´s amazing nature, nightlife and northern lights. Highlight of the festival is Pink Iceland´s Pink Masquerade Party whith local and international performers & DJs.

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Opening hours during holidays

  • Published: 23 December 2016

If you´re spening Christmas in Reykjavik, make sure you know which places (restaurants, shopping malls etc.) are open during holidays. Here´s a list of places that may come handy when you´re planning your time in town. Many restaurants are closed on the 24th and 25th so check out the list so you know where to go if (and when) you get hungry. Merry Christmas and enjoy Reykjavik! 

Full list: http://www.visitreykjavik.is/opening-hours

 

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