Here are snapshots from The Reykjavik Pride Parade 2022. The Icelandic name for the parade is Gleðigangan or The Parade of Joy and you can certainly see the joy in people’s faces.

The Pride Parade event is a family friendly event and tens of thousands of Icelanders of all ages come to the city center to watch the parade and many take part either as parts of the LGBT+ community or allies. In the Parade you can see among the supporters the Mayor of Reykjavík and people from the City council, the Bishop of Iceland with people from the national church, politicians, unions, diplomats and people from all walks of life.

But all is not perfect in Iceland and the Pride Parade is also a protest and the sign in the title photo says “we still have a fucking long way to go”.

For the last two years the Parade was canceled due to Covid19 restrictions so we were glad to see the organizers and volunteers had not forgotten anything. Everything went smoothly, the crowd showed up strong as ever and all the participants that make up the parade came well prepared.

For more information about the festival please visit the Reykjavik Pride website:

Photos: Páll Guðjónsson

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