Rainbow Reykjavík Festival is the first international LGBT winter festival in Reykjavík in Icelandʹs capital city, taking place from from 16-19th February. GayIceland met up with organisers, the ever lovely Birna Hrönn Glimmer Björnsdóttir and Eva María Glimmer Þórarinsdóttir-Lange to find out why Rainbow Reykjavík Festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year.
So gals, whatʹs it all about?
It is your perfect chance to visit Iceland if you have ever dreamed about seeing the Northern Lights, walking along the Continental Divide between the tectonic plates of Europe and North America, seeing geysers, waterfalls and nature of unparalleled beauty. Relaxing in turquoise geothermal springs of the world-famous Blue Lagoon. Or dining in the World-Class restaurants, sitting in cosy cafes and partying until the wee hours of the morning with LGBT people from all over the world, in the charming and very cosmopolitan city of Reykjavik.
Howʹs it different from Gay Pride (in August)?
Emphasis is put on winter travel, experiencing and enjoying the cold climate and the nature in winter. Also that the international group get to know one another and the local hosts.
Tickets and travel arrangements?
You can buy the whole package through Icelandair and individual items through Pink Iceland. Tickets to the concert with Páll Óskar and Lay Low in Harpa on Friday February 17th will go on sale soon.
What to pack?
You can expect it to be quite cold in February so pack warm and of course fabulous clothes.
Other things to do in Iceland in February?
The Rainbow Reykjavík package is jam packed with great events so you will experience some of the bestIceland has to offer. What could be exciting for couples is to use this opportunity to get married inIceland. It is not legal in many countries in the world but inIceland you can do it in beautiful surroundings almost anywhere in the country.
Any last words?
Looking forward to see you! 🙂