Reykjavík turns into Gaykjavík as Gay Pride comes to town on the second Saturday of August.
Iceland is famously liberal when it comes to driving on the other side of the street. (Nudge, nudge, know what we mean?) Gay marriage is simply so last year — we’ve already moved to gay couples arguing about how to fold the napkins at their adopted children’s wedding dinner.
The annual Gay Pride festival — proudly sponsored by Iceland Express — usually takes place on the second weekend of August, and everyone agrees that it’s much more fun than the country’s actual National Day, celebrated a few weeks earlier. Clearly, the reason is that the Iceland Drag Queen is infinitely more attractive than the Mountain Lady.
The official festivities start with a very merry parade through town and end with a big outdoor concert. Last year, about 100,000 people showed up, and we hear that not all of them were actually gay!
If you miss the Gay Pride weekend you can always come for the annual Bears on Ice weekend in September. And no, it’s not about ice hockey.
More Gay Pride: Official Site
Iceland Express in an official sponsor of Samtökin 78, the National Queer Organization and the Main Sponsor of the Reykjavík Gay Pride.