News from Iceland's LGBT community

BEARS ON ICE Registration Opens. Big Dipper on his way!

  • Published: 16 March 2015

Once again BEARS ON ICE will throw its celebration weekend for bears and friends in September, this time for the 11th year. Special guest for this year´s BEARS ON ICE is no other than the Chicago born, Brooklyn-based queer rapper Big Dipper. Known for his crazy antics, exciting live shows, and infectious music make him the most one of the most exciting independent queer performer and rap act to watch. DETAILS magazine named him one of Hop's Queer Pioneers in 2012 and he has been profiled by VICE, Red Eye Chicago, the Huffington Post,, Chicago Reader and countless other blogs and online publications. And recently he made it to the top list of most eligible gay bachelors by OUT Magazine.

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The largest Ru Paul's Drag Race Tour in Herstory is coming to Reykjavik

  • Published: 02 February 2015

Start your engines, The Queens of RuPaul's Drag Race are coming to town in the biggest RPDR Battle of the Seasons tour ever! Adore Delano, Alaska 5000, Ivy Winters, Jinkx Monsoon, Pandora Boxx & Sharon Needles are to perform in Reykjavik, April 17th and put on an unforgettable show for their fans, where anything can happen!  After six seasons and the seventh premiering now in March former contestents will perform in Gamla Bíó (city center) on the 17th of April. The biggest Ru Paul's Drag Race Battle Of The Seasons Tour will hit 35 cities in the 2015 Condragulations Tour, a showgirl showdown hosted by the one and only Michelle Visage.

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Get ready for the Pink Masquerade Party

  • Published: 25 January 2015

Get ready for the annual Pink Masquerade Party coming up, a part of the International Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride Festival. Pink Party will take place on January 31st in Iðnó (city center) with the the one and only Paul Oscar hosting, dj-ing and performing, making sure everyone will have a great time. House opens 10.30 pm, Ticket presale Price is ISK 2000, ISK 1500 for members of Samtökin '78. Min age is 22 years. Prize for best mask/costume. Tickets available online

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Rainbow Reykjavik 2015 Winter Pride

  • Published: 04 January 2015


Rainbow Reykjavik LGBT winter festival is definitely worth checking out if you´re on your way to Iceland or in search of a good reason to come visit. The festival will kick off January 290th and offers good mixture of events and activities for four days including sight seeing tours and late night parties. Among event highlights is a trip to the geothermal Blue lagoon, Northern Lights hunt (if weather allowes), Golden Circle sight seeing tour and the ever popular Pink Party. 

Rainbow Reykjavik is a great addition for LGBT travellers who wants to come visit Iceland, experience something new and have some fun. Visit Rainbow Reykjavik for more information about the event, program and tickets. 

Opening times in Reykjavik over christmas

  • Published: 21 December 2014


If you´re visiting Reykjavik over Christmas be prepared as many restaurants and shops close down from 24th to 26th of December as well as January 1st. So, stacking up with some food may be a good idea if you´re in town those days and you dont have anything booked. Visit Reykjavik website has collected a very useful list of restaurant´s opening hours as well as opening hours for other services, check it out below, just to be on the safe side.

Follow this link for complete list of opening hours during Christmas 2014

Samtökin '78 Christmas Party

  • Published: 13 December 2014


Samtokin '78 (National Queer Organization) will throw its annual Christmas Party December 20th at Kiki. The one and only DJ Dramatik will keep the party going, drag queens will perform and we´ve been told Santa will stop buy bringing gifts to those who are well behaved! The xmas party is a fundraiser for the Organization and every penny counts. Doors open at 9 pm, fabulous queens will show up fashionably late at around 11:30pm. Drink included for the early birds (until 1am or as long as they don´t run out of supplies). Special offers at the bar and the party won't stop until everyone is all warm and fuzzy! Ticket price is ISK 1500, ISK 1000 for members of Samtökin '78. 

Learn Icelandic with Willam Belli

  • Published: 01 December 2014


Drag star Willam Belli was the headline act at the opening night of Reykjavik Gay Pride 2014. Not only did he dazzle us with his wit and songs he also took the time to learn a few icelandic words. Check out our video and learn some icelandic before coming to Iceland, words like "Vaðlaheiðarvegavinnuverkfærageymsluskúrslyklakippuhringur".

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Lets Play Queer Bingo!

  • Published: 29 November 2014


As usual the National Queer Center will invite everyone to attend their annual Christmas Bingo where you have the chance of winning something fantastic and fabulous. It´s always great fun to attend and socialize while enjoying a friendly vibe and support good cause at the same time.

This year´s Bingo takes place at Stúdentakjallarinn (on State University Campus,, Sunday December 7th, at 3 pm. Everyone welcome! Join the event on Facebook.

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