PINK PRIDE EVENTS for Reykjavik Pride 2020
Reykjavik Pride has become a festival which not only promotes LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Queer & Intersex) visibility but also a festival where the whole nation comes together in celebrating the fact that in Iceland you can enjoy the freedom of being and living as you are. The Pride Festival is filled with exciting events, lectures, a queer cruise, gay walks, a family festival, concerts, gallery openings, parties, big queer dance on Saturday after the parade and of course the Pride parade.
LGBTQI Travel specialist Pink Iceland is proud to offer individual events from our Pink Pride Package for the 2019 Reykjavík Gay* Pride from August 4th - 8th. The Pink Pride Events are a mix of colourful culture, amazing nature, fantastic music, great food and a lot of fun! We will make sure you won't miss a thing during this amazing Pride festival.
Our Pride Events start on August 4th. We can help you out with all your arrangements, tours and accommodation.
*While Pink Iceland and Reykjavik Pride are thoroughly inclusive and have long since stopped referring to its Pride as 'Gay' we still need to make these word combinations from time to time in our texts to optimise our search engine results so that we can be more easily found online when potential guests look us up. More information about our policies can be found HERE.
PINK PRIDE EVENTS // August 4 - 8
TUESDAY // AUGUST 4th
After landing aim for the FLYBUS which will take you into the city and leave you at a bus stop close to your accommodation. We recommend booking ahead to avoid queues. The bus will have wi-fi so you can check in and start tagging #pinkiceland and update your dating app of choice! The drive to Reykjavik takes about 50-60 minutes
A Sense of Reykjavik! // 5:00 PM
Meet Pink Iceland Staff at the Pink Iceland Office located on Hverfisgata 39 in the city center. From there we'll embark on a whirlwind tour of your senses where you'll experience 4 local favourite pastimes. Eating hot dogs, enjoying ice cream, taking in amazing views from Iceland's most iconic church tower and soaking in a beautiful art deco geothermal swimming pool built in 1937!
Welcome Drink and Dinner
After all this excitement we'll head to the Geiri Smart Lounge at the Hilton Canopy for a welcome drink. Those who want (and sign up for it) are then welcome to join the optional welcome dinner!
WEDNESDAY // AUGUST 5th
Pink South Shore Tour
The South Coast of Iceland has everything you want to see in Iceland: waterfalls, glaciers, beach, volcanoes, beautiful mountains & farms.
8:30-8:45 AM. Gather at the Pink Iceland office Hverfisgata 39.
8:45 AM Departure from the Pink Iceland office.
The South Shore Safari will take you through the breadbasket of Iceland on your way to the gems of the south. You’ll see the villages and farms of the southern flat lands before we arrive at the mountain ranges. In clear weather you can see volcanos and glaciers that have erupted 9 times in the last 50 years, the latest of which was the infamous Eyjafjallajökull eruption of 2010 that stranded millions of travellers all around the world..
Reynisfjara beach, with its basalt column cliffs, is a particular favorite of the south. The crashing waves of the open Atlantic break on the black sandy beach of Reynisfjara which is quite picturesque with its mountainous backdrop. Remember to be extra careful at this powerful beach as the waves are unpredictable and powerful.We’ll visit the hidden waterfall Gljúfrabúi, the waterfall you can walk behind, Seljalandsfoss, and the magnificent Skógafoss.
After the tour we'll be dropped off at the Geiri Smart Lounge for the Queer Mixer where entry includes your first cocktail!
THURSDAY // AUGUST 6th
Pink City Walk and the Blue Lagoon
9 AM Meet at the Pink Iceland office Hverfisgata 39.
Get to know Reykjavík with this great introduction to our fabulous city. During the tour Reykjavik's main attractions are highlighted on foot with a Pink Iceland guide, with hot and cold beverages and other treats. We'll end the tour at the Messinn for a seafood lunch buffet. This renowned restaurant is known for it's amazing dishes. Satisfaction is guaranteed!
Remember to bring your swim suits
1 PM We will be picked up from Messinn and taken to the world renowned Blue Lagoon where you'll get to experience the healing turquoise waters of this amazing natural phenomenon. Admission to the Blue Lagoon, including a towel, bathrobe and drink at the Lagoon bar is included. After your energising soak at the Blue Lagoon we will take everyone back to the city.
Please note that we have limited spaces for the Blue Lagoon. Book early.
That evening we recommend 'Mommy Queerest' an outrageous and hilarious drag parody of the American cult film 'Mommie Dearest' starring Heklina, Peaches Christ and a host of local drag queens and queer performers! Get your tickets HERE.
FRIDAY // AUGUST 7th
The Gay Golden Circle - Pride Edition!
This is Pink Iceland's most popular tour and we sell out every year. You'll visit Iceland's most impressive waterfall, Gullfoss. An erupting Hot Spring and the Þingvellir National Park where you can see where the North American and Eurasian Tectonic Plates meet, creating impressive fissures in the landscape. This tour ticks all the boxes and makes for some amazing Instagram fodder. During the tour we'll let loose some of our favourite drag queens who will join the fun and perform their sets in the wild!
After the tour we're throwing at party at the Exeter Hotel showcasing local talent, on and off the stage! We will use this time to warm up for the Queer Cruise taking part that evening. The cruise has become one of the highlights of the Reykjavik Pride experience and always sells out. Make sure you get your tickets early.
Recommended: Join us for the Exeter Party at 6PM - Your bus will even drop you off there after the Golden Circle! - Perfect for those coming off the Gay Golden Circle and/or those heading for the Queer Cruise. Entry includes a couple of burger sliders and veggies, a donut from the world famous Deig Donuttery, a cocktail and one craft beer.
SATURDAY // AUGUST 8th
Pride Brunch and Pride Parade
12:00-1:30 PM Meet us at Geiri Smart Restaurant for Bubbly brunch. Get ready for the parade and meet fellow Pride goers from all walks of life.
Reykjavík Gay Pride Parade
2:00-5:00 PM Dress your best, be your most fabulous self and whoever said less is more… obviously never had more. Enjoy the parade with up to one third of the Icelandic nation - it is an unforgettable experience! Thousands of people gather to listen to music, watch performers and celebrate together. Choose to watch from the sidelines or join the Pink Iceland family and join the Parade.
Farewell Dinner and Closing Party
Please note that a Pink Iceland host will not be present at this dinner since we're all caught up in preparation and volunteering efforts for Pride but by now you'll all have fallen in love with each other and we know you'll be just fine.