News from Iceland's LGBT community

Bears express their gratitude and donate $2600 to HIV Iceland

  • Published: 27 October 2016

Since 2005 BEARS ON ICE has established itself as one of Iceland´s biggest LGBTI+ events, welcoming guests from all over the world to celebrite life and have fun for a few days in the world´s northermost capital. BEARS ON ICE is a non-for-profit event, organized by team of volunteers. From the very beginning the event has supported the local LGBT community and this year BEARS ON ICE proudly supports HIV Iceland by donating ISK 300.000 ($2.600) to the organization.

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Halloween glitter-bood-bath

  • Published: 24 October 2016

The amazing Drag-Súgur have been operating almost a full year now with monthly shows at Gaukurinn and extra performances at Reykjavik Pride and more. Their shows have added a much needed spark of fun to the LGBT+ scene in Iceland and this friday they are going to top themselves with a Halloween glitter blood bath. Check out their event:

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Wotever Party

  • Published: 13 October 2016

It's time for another Wotever Iceland party, performance and dance night at Gaukurinn (Tryggvagata 22) 14th oct.  Brave the fall weather to dress up in your favorite rainbow sparkles to feel queer and fabulous with your fellow Wotevers. Free entry and Happy Hour is extended until 22.00 for anyone with a membership card in a LBGTQAI+ organization, local or international.  

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Dates for BEARS ON ICE 2017

  • Published: 12 October 2016

Planning for the BEARS ON ICE 2017 is underway and the dates have been set for August 31st - September 3rd, 2017. Registration is expected to open late February 2017 for the limited number of Full passes. The 2016 Full pass sold out in just a few weeks so those who want to secure Full Event Pass should stay tuned. More information available on BEARS ON ICE webiste and BEARS ON ICE  Facebook Page. BEARS ON ICE is Iceland´s longest run men only event, first run in 2005. The event welcomes bears and friends from all over the world and is a great opportunity to see a little bit of Iceland and Iceland´s gay scene. Check out some of the photos from this year´s event.


  • Published: 25 August 2016

We´re less than a  week away from BEARS ON ICE kicking off. The four day bear weekend starts Thursday September 1st with a Welcome party at Gamla Bíó in Reykjavik´s City Center (Ingólfsstræti 2a). BEARS ON ICE main party (Saturday, September 3rd) will be at Gaukurinn (Tryggvagata 22) with special guests Jonathan Duffy (AUS) to perform as well as DJ Colin Gaff (AUS) & BEARS ON ICE resident DJ Dramatik. Another special guest to perform is Prosumer who is to perform at the Top-Off party Friday night (September 2nd) at Ægisgarður (Eyjaslóð 5). Other activities include a Golden Circle tour and a trip to the world famous geothermal spa Blue lagoon. 

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Reykjavik Pride 2016 has started

  • Published: 02 August 2016

Reykjavik Pride kicks off today for the eighteenth time. The week is packed with variety of queer events and activities including lectures, walking tours, drag show and dances. This year´s Pride theme is “Our History” with number of events focusing on Iceland´s Queer history, battles and achievements. The event's highlight is as always the Saturday Pride Parade and the outdoor Concert at Arnarhóll in the city center where thousands of Icelanders come together to show solidarity with the Queer community.

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