News from Iceland's LGBT community

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! 

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Drag Sugur Xmas Special

  • Published: 14 December 2016

Is it the most wonderful time of the year? Members of the Icelandic drag sensation Drag-Sugur will make sure it is by putting on their Xmas special show at Gaukurinn (Tryggvagata 22), December 21st. In the spirit of the holidays: All profits will be donated to Gaukurinn to make the venue wheelchair accessible.  More information about the show and Drag-Sugur performers on their Facebook page. Tickets price is ISK 2.000, show starts at 21:00.


Bears express their gratitude and donate $2600 to HIV Iceland

  • Published: 27 October 2016

Since 2005 BEARS ON ICE has established itself as one of Iceland´s biggest LGBTI+ events, welcoming guests from all over the world to celebrite life and have fun for a few days in the world´s northermost capital. BEARS ON ICE is a non-for-profit event, organized by team of volunteers. From the very beginning the event has supported the local LGBT community and this year BEARS ON ICE proudly supports HIV Iceland by donating ISK 300.000 ($2.600) to the organization.

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Halloween glitter-bood-bath

  • Published: 24 October 2016

The amazing Drag-Súgur have been operating almost a full year now with monthly shows at Gaukurinn and extra performances at Reykjavik Pride and more. Their shows have added a much needed spark of fun to the LGBT+ scene in Iceland and this friday they are going to top themselves with a Halloween glitter blood bath. Check out their event:

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Wotever Party

  • Published: 13 October 2016

It's time for another Wotever Iceland party, performance and dance night at Gaukurinn (Tryggvagata 22) 14th oct.  Brave the fall weather to dress up in your favorite rainbow sparkles to feel queer and fabulous with your fellow Wotevers. Free entry and Happy Hour is extended until 22.00 for anyone with a membership card in a LBGTQAI+ organization, local or international.  

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Dates for BEARS ON ICE 2017

  • Published: 12 October 2016

Planning for the BEARS ON ICE 2017 is underway and the dates have been set for August 31st - September 3rd, 2017. Registration is expected to open late February 2017 for the limited number of Full passes. The 2016 Full pass sold out in just a few weeks so those who want to secure Full Event Pass should stay tuned. More information available on BEARS ON ICE webiste and BEARS ON ICE  Facebook Page. BEARS ON ICE is Iceland´s longest run men only event, first run in 2005. The event welcomes bears and friends from all over the world and is a great opportunity to see a little bit of Iceland and Iceland´s gay scene. Check out some of the photos from this year´s event.

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