Reykjavík Pride 2022 is upon us. The main event The Reykjavík Pride parade will be on Saturday 6th, starting from Hallgrímskirkja church at 2 pm. winding it’s way down to Lækjargata where it continues to Hljómskálagarðurinn where a outdoor festival starts at 3 pm. with music and entertainment.

Reykjavík Pride runs from August 2nd till Sunday 7th with numerous events every day, both official and off venue events. There will be a Rainbow Conference, concerts, drag, queer cruise, parties and more.

Check out the full schedule on the official website: Some events are in English and marked as such. You can buy tickets and merchandise online or visit the Pride Center at Geirsgata 9, by the old harbour.

About Reykjavik Pride

Reykjavik Pride has been an annual event in Reykjavik since 1999 but the first Reykjavik Pride Parade took place in August 2000. However, its history goes back to 1993 when Icelandic gays and lesbians first gathered in the city center of Reykjavik, demanding freedom and human rights. The protest was repeated in 1994.

Our cozy little pride, originally visited by some fifteen hundred onlookers, has blossomed and evolved into almost a week-long, colorful celebration that attracts over 100 thousand guests from all over the world. Reykjavik Pride is, in fact, the biggest annual event in Iceland and has sometimes been called “the world’s biggest small Pride!”

This year’s theme, Beauty of Freedom, is a phrase that we have borrowed from Systur’s song; Með hækkandi sól. Systur is an Icelandic band, composed of sisters Sigga, Elín and Beta, who represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest in Italy this year. The band has several ties to the queer community and chose to use their platform to highlight the challenges trans youth is facing, during the contest.

Gayice photos from previous events.

We have an exclusive collection of photo galleries from previous Pride events among other events. Check out our photos from the last parade in 2019 here or browse through our galleries here.