Pink Tips

Pink Iceland's tips to make your stay in Reykjavík more enjoyable. We recommend starting your trip with a visit to the Pink Iceland office in Hverfisgata 39, in the Reykjavík city centre. If you need any more tips, feel free to email, skype or text us and let us make you reservation for you to guarantee the extra pink service. If you take our recommendations make sure you let them know who sent you!  For practical information check out our Pink advice.

CAFÉS AND HANGOUTS

Try the "Sjálfskaparvíti!"

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The National LGBT+ Association is located on Suðurgata 3, right by Reykjavik City Hall. They have an open house on Thursdays. You can reach them via email at skrifstofa@samtokin78.is

QUEER ORGANISATION

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Curious is a straight friendly gay bar/café and bistro in the heart of Reykjavík with all vegan everything. Located at Hafnarstræti 4.

CURIOUS VEGAN

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Gay owned café on Skólavörðustígur 22. Good coffee and great cakes! Look for the yellow house with lots of  pretty graffiti and in good weather, sit outside. 

BABALÚ

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Every other Friday Pink Iceland organises a free concert at their office, opening their doors to Pink guests, the local community and anyone interested in listening to queer and queer friendly artists. Check out upcoming events via our Events Page

PINK ICELAND POP-UP HYGGE CONCERTS

Maybe the best coffee in Reykjavik. On sunny days we recommend you get some pastries from the nearby Brauð og Co and a takeaway cup from Reykjavik Roasters and sit outside. It's the best. 

REYKJAVIK ROASTERS

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A delightful, dog friendly, lesbian-owned café, book-store and gift-shop in downtown Reykjavik. We love this place and know you will too!

IÐA ZIMSEN

Culture & activities
HARPA - Reykjavik Concert Hall & Conference Centre

 

We highly recommend you visit the amazing Harpa while in Iceland. This stunning building houses Reykjavík's best concert and conference venues, two great restaurants, an amazing cocktail bar and stunning views all around. Drop by, be bedazzled by the building and see if something is on you'd like to hear/see/enjoy. Click here for listings.

GO SWIMMING

 

Don't miss out on the great opportunity that are Reykjavik's public swimming pools. There is one located in the city centre, Sundhöllin, and then a more luxurious one a 20 minute walk from Reykjavik city centre is Laugardalslaug.

Bars / Clubs

APPY HOUR – The happy hour app
 

This App brings you information about happy hour in Reykjavík bars to your phone. It‘s brilliant, it tells you what, how much and how long! The Pink team recommends this highly.

Click for iPhone 

Click for Android

KIKI Queer Bar - Laugavegur 22 2nd & 3rd floor

Kiki Queer bar is Pink Iceland's favourite LGBT bar/dance club! Kiki gives you a chance to dance the night away in great company of the locals, a must visit when experiencing the famous Reykjavik nightlife!

Kaldi bar- Laugavegur 20b (across from Kiki)

Kaldi is one of Pink Iceland's favourite bars and for many reasons, but mostly the beer, try their draft beer, it's delicious!

Opening hours: Sun -Thu: 12pm - 1:00am Fri & Sat: 12pm - 3am

BOSTON - Laugavegur 28b (2nd floor)

Boston is a great hangout on weekdays with happy hour and good pizzas. On weekends there are good fun DJs playing happy music. Crowd mostly hipsters and arty types of all ages. ​

SLIPPBARINN - Icelandair Hotel Reykjavík Marina

Slippbarinn is a wonderful new addition to the bar scene in Reykjavík. A truly cosmopolitan hang-out where locals, foreigners, gay and straight people mix. Great food, great drinks, great interiors, great atmosphere. We definitely recommend this place for a fabulous night out.

Wine & Dine

NÚÐLUSKÁLIN - Skólavörðustígur 8
Gay owned noodle restaurant/take away.

 

Pink Iceland recommends: Dish 'D' Great for lunch!

KOL RESTAURANT - Skólavörðustígur 40

The cuisine is feel good comfort food with a twist on classic cuisine.
The menu offers a variety of starters, salads, fish, steaks and desserts.
 

GRILLMARKET - Lækjargata 2a

The Grillmarket works closely with local farmers, buying their produce directly from the farm. The Grillmarket highlights the origin of each product while using fire, smoke, fire logs and coal​.

 

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FISHMARKET - Lækjargata 4

The Fishmarket, like its sister restaurant, The Grillmarket buys its produce directly from fishermen and farmers to prepare world class dishes. Highly recommended.

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JÓMFRÚIN - Lækjargata 4
Gay owned restaurant specialized in open Danish sandwiches. Jómfrúin has been around for a long time and is a favorite among locals and tourists alike.
 

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ICELANDIC FISH & CHIPS - Tryggvagata 11
Icelandic Fish and Chips is an organic bistro offering this traditional dish in a healthier way. Their batter is made from spelt and barley, giving it a unique light and crispness as well as health benefits from the more complex carbs in these grains. - Friendly Carbs! Gotta love those.

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BÆJARINS BEZTU - The world famous hot dog stand
The best hot dog in Iceland – The famous hot dog stand where Clinton had his hot dog while visiting the country is right next to Kolaportið. They truly have great hot dogs and Pink Iceland recommends you order „One with everything on and a coke“.

If there is a line.. it's worth the wait!

AALTO BISTRO - The Nordic House


​In true New Nordic style, the food at AALTO Bistro draws on fresh, local, healthy produce, ingredients which change with the season. Visitors to in can sample for themselves the work of creative chef Sveinn Kjartansson in the form of delicious and delightful fresh lunch specials and during the day. 

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ÍSLENSKI BARINN - Ingólfsstræti 1a

 

Íslenski barinn, or the Icelandic Bar, offers delicious traditional Icelandic meals with a unique twist as well as a great selection of Icelandic beers and liquor. A favorite among locals as well as guests. 

Shop 'til you drop

IÐA ZIMSEN - Vesturgata 2a
 

Lesbian owned book and giftshop.

Iða Zimsen also has a great café.
Open every day from 9AM - 10PM

 

FÓTÓGRAFÍ - Skólavörðurstígur 22
 

Great photos from Reykjavík and Iceland. Gay friendly.
Random opening hours from Monday - Saturday, there is a number on the door if you want to take a look, don't hesitate to call it.
The store is run by Ari, a great friend of Pink Iceland. Make sure you get a signed copy of his amazing book "Shot in Reykjavik"!

KOLAPORTIÐ - Flea market by the harbour
 

On the weekends people love a stroll in the city centre of Reykjavík. That stroll often entails a stop by Kolaportið Fleamarket down by the harbour. Our favourite part about the Kolaport is the Icelandic food court (maybe if you‘re lucky you can taste some shark) and the handknitted Icelandic woolen sweaters. Open Sat and Sun from 11:00 - 17:00

Icelandic products online

NAMMI.IS - Online

If you've fallen in love with some Icelandic product during your stay or you want to try something out before your trip to Iceland - namm.is is the place to shop!


Enjoy the best of what Iceland has to offer today! Shop Icelandic.

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