What’s on in April in LGBTQAI+ Iceland?

April brings a blossoming of queer culture across Iceland, as the country shakes off the remnants of winter and embraces the budding signs of spring. While patches of snow may still linger in remote corners, the days grow longer, offering a glimmer of warmth and renewal. Amidst this seasonal shift, the LGBTQ+ community in Iceland comes alive with a vibrant array of events and gatherings, beckoning locals and visitors alike to join in the celebration of diversity and inclusivity.

From Reykjavik’s dynamic queer scene to the intimate gatherings in quaint towns, April offers a plethora of opportunities to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ culture. As tourism picks up pace, the atmosphere remains intimate, allowing for meaningful connections and authentic experiences. Icelandic queer communities, renowned for their resilience and creativity, curate an eclectic mix of activities, from thought-provoking discussions to exuberant parties, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

As April unfolds, so too does the promise of brighter days and bolder expressions of identity. So don your favourite coat, step out into the crisp air, and join the festivities that define LGBTQ+ Iceland in April. Embrace the spirit of community, solidarity, and empowerment as you embark on a journey through the diverse landscape of queer culture in this enchanting Nordic nation.

Queer Open Mic at Gaukurinn

When: Wednesday April 3
Time: 20:00
Where: Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22, 101 Reykjavík
Cost: Free

Step into the spotlight at the ‘Queer Open-Mic’ hosted by Sparkle, where the vibrant heart of the queer community beats loud and proud. This special event is a celebration of queer voices and talents across stand-up comedy, music, poetry, and more. It’s an inclusive platform where queer performers can shine, share, and connect in a space that champions diversity and creativity.

Sign up to dazzle the audience with your unique performance by contacting Sparkle, Twitchy Love, or simply by walking into Gaukurinn before the event kicks off at 20:00.
Whether you’re a seasoned artist or ready to debut, ‘Queer Open-Mic’ is your opportunity to be part of an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, melodies, verses, and the undeniable strength of the queer community. Let your talent glow and contribute to a night that promises not just performances, but a celebration of queer identity and expression.

Roller Derby Beginner’s Course

When: Tuesday April 9
Time: 18:30
Where: Sævarhöfði 33, 110 Reykjavík, Iceland
Cost: 2.500 ISK

Roller derby has been happening in Iceland for a few years now and it’s one of the most inclusive sports around. This event is designed to give beginners the chance to see what it’s all about and potentially even uncover some new roller derby stars.

This course is designed to introduce you to the sport, learn the basics of roller skating, and most importantly, have fun in a judgement free zone. You don’t need skating ability or even skates or equipment but it is recommended that you bring your own helmet, water bottle and sneakers.

For more information and to sign up for future courses. Click here.

… og hvað með það? / Theatre Show in Icelandic

When: Tuesday April 9
Sunday April 14
Time: 20:00
Where: Leikhúsið Funalind, Funalind 2, 201 Kópavogur
Cost: 3500 ISK

This theatre piece is in Icelandic and tells the story of two men who have a date in the city of Kópavogur. The synopsis of the piece doesn’t give a lot away. Just that the men meet for a date, anything could happen and many things do. This is a co-creation project, written by Rúnar Guðbrandsson, Árna Pétri Guðjónsson and Sigurður Edgar Andersen. Many of these people are known in Icelandic performance circles for their interesting and boundary pushing takes on stories so this promises to be good.

Tickets Here.

Heart Attack! Drag at Kiki

When: Saturday April 13
Time: 21:00
Where: Kiki Queer Bar
Cost: 2900 kr at the door

Heart Attack is a monthly drag show, hosted by the drag family House of Heart! This extravagant group of performers brings you a different show each month, filled with music, dance and laughter. This is one of the best ways to experience and support local drag so mark it in your calendars and bring a few bills to tip your kings and queens.

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Drag Expanded! A Celebration of Kings, Things and Creatures!

When: Saturday 20 April
Time: 20:00
Where: Loft, Bankastræti 7, 101 Reykjavík
Cost: As Loft is a hostel, the performers cannot charge entry, however it is customary to bring cash to a drag show to tip the performers you enjoy.

In the past 10 years, Icelandic drag has really come into its own and this night is testament to that. Often drag nights are reserved for drag queens, and those who don’t fit into this category are left out. Drag kings and other kinds of drag performers don’t often get to be the centre of attention or receive the same kind of admiration as the queens do and thin night is all about giving a platform to these heroes of the night.

This evening is all about celebrating the variety of drag performers out there and showcasing the top notch talent Iceland has to offer.

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Bókaklúbbur Samtakanna ‘78 (The Book Club of the National Queer Organization)- Light from Uncommon Stars

When: Thursday April 25
Time: 20:00
Where: Suðurgata 3, 101 Reykjavík
Cost: Free

For literary fans within the community, Iceland’s national queer organisation Samtökin 78 hosts a monthly book club open to all interested in getting together to discuss queer works of literature.

The subject of this month’s book club is, Light from Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki. Ryka is an author and academic from the United States and Japan. She is trans and has a degree in both gender studies and English. In her writing, she explores themes of gender. Light from Uncommon Stars has been described by Goodreads as: An adventure set in California’s San Gabriel Valley, with cursed violins, Faustian bargains, and queer alien courtship over fresh-made donuts.
The book explores sapphic love, gender identity and of course space and doughnuts. It can be found in some libraries, at bookshops and in audiobook/ebook formats online.
There will be coffee and cakes as usual. If you have not finished the book by the time the club takes place, don’t worry, you are welcome (although you might hear some spoilers).

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When: Saturday April 27
Time: 13:00-15:00
Where: Lækjargötuhús Árbæjarsafn, Kistuhylur, 110 Reykjavík
Cost: Free

The Pirate Party of Iceland will be hosting a panel discussion on queer issues at Lækjargötuhús Árbæjarsafns. This particular event will feature panellists from many different community organisations including the ‘Q’ Student Union, Santökin ‘78, and Icelandic Presidential candidate Baldur Þórhallsson. This is a chance for people to mingle with members of the community and to ask questions of the panellists and other attendees.

The Pirate Party will be hosting a panel discussion on queer issues at. Panellists include members of various associations such as Q and Samtökin ’78 as well as presidential candidate Baldur Þórhallsson. There will be opportunities to ask questions as well as mingle with the panellists and other attendees.

As this is an Icelandic community event, the majority of this will be in Icelandic.

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Á. Óskarsson offers a variety of products and services to sports centers, swimming pools, schools, kindergartens, and the general public. The company specializes in sport-related products, activity-focused games, and a wide range of solutions for sports facilities.

Á. Óskarsson has been involved in numerous big projects related to building sports facilities and has made it their benchmark to offer good quality products and equipment since the company was founded.

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Á. Óskarsson selur fjölbreytt vöruúrval fyrir íþróttahús, sundlaugar, skóla og leikskóla og einnig ýmsar vörur til einkaafnota. Fyrirtækið selur vörur til íþróttaiðkunnar og leikja ásamt því að bjóða upp á ýmsar lausnir fyrir íþróttamannvirki.

Á. Óskarsson hefur komið að fjölda stórra verkefna við byggingu íþróttamannvirkja og hefur frá stofnun kappkostað að bjóða vandaðar og endingargóðar vörur.

Tenglar á samfélagsmiðla eru í efra horninu vinstra megin.



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    Check out Blush’s website: https://blush.is/

    Omnom Chocolate
    - award-winning chocolate maker

      Omnom Chocolate is an Icelandic craft chocolate company based in Reykjavík. We produce handcrafted chocolate from organic cacao beans sourced ethically and sustainably. We’ve developed direct relationships to create premium chocolate with fine flavor cacao beans.

      Our creative flavors are carefully crafted by meticulous chocolate makers. The cacao beans are roasted, winnowed, ground, and refined into melty-smooth chocolate.

      Omnom’s process is one of constant exploration, invention, and experimentation. If it doesn’t please us, if something isn’t absolutely delicious, there’s no reason to be doing it. So, we always start with our taste buds and follow our instincts. Our team searches for the finest ingredients in the world and new ways to improve chocolate. This obsession with knowing where our ingredients come from has led us around the corner to dairy farms in the Icelandic countryside and all the way to rainforest cacao farms of Nicaragua.

      In only a few short years, we’ve grown from our 50 sq. m. petrol station space and become an award-winning chocolate maker. Now, with our headquarters in 101 Reykjavík, our chocolate is sent out around Iceland and all over the world.

      At the end of the day, our goal is to make chocolate.




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        With over 4,300 employees in 39 offices around the world, at Nasdaq we all contribute to the success of the company and its culture, and each one of us has the ability to make a difference. When it comes to our core mission and values, we embrace the role of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) as a fundamental driver of our corporate growth, workplace culture and market development. We strive to create a culture that embraces the power of different perspectives—a culture where people’s unique backgrounds and different experiences helps us fuel innovation and support our clients around the world.

        Our unique position at the center of the capital markets allows us to see firsthand how these values have redefined corporate culture and success, deepening and accelerating our own commitment to champion inclusive growth and prosperity, as we strive to create more equitable opportunities to help people of all backgrounds reach their full potential. Most notably, we published our diversity statistics for the first time in 2020. These metrics serve as a quantitative assessment of where we are today and help determine what strategies we need to adopt to enhance diversity in the workplace. We recognize that we have much work to do, but we are steadfast in our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive culture—one that reflects the communities in which we live, allows all employees to be their true, authentic selves and fosters individual growth and achievement.

        As we move forward together, we will continue advancing diverse ideas and perspectives that help fulfill the promise of a more inclusive and prosperous world. We aim to set the pace for rethinking capital markets and economies anywhere and everywhere. To learn more about the company, technology solutions and career opportunities, visit us on LinkedIn, on Twitter @Nasdaq, or at www.nasdaq.com.

        Blue Lagoon
        - One of the 25 Wonders of the World

        Named by National Geographic as one of the 25 Wonders of the World, the Blue Lagoon is a shimmering expanse of warmth, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Its unique geothermal seawater
        comes from 2.000 meters within the earth where seawater and freshwater converge in a tectonic realm of porous lava and searing heat. Propelled by extreme pressure, the water ascends to the earth’s surface, emerging enriched with silica, algae, and minerals—the elements that endow Blue Lagoon geothermal seawater with its radiant, healing properties.

        From its humble beginnings in the shadows of a geothermal power plant, Blue Lagoon has evolved into a world of wonder, now encompassing two hotels, three restaurants, three
        geothermal lagoons, a subterranean spa, a renowned line of skin care, a thriving research center, and a wealth of spa and refreshment facilities.

        Achieving harmony with the volcanic landscape, the lagoon and its surrounding architecture embody the unification of the man-made and the natural, and adhere to the highest principles of sustainability.

        The Blue Lagoon. A wonder of the world. A world of wonder.

        - leading financial institution

        Landsbankinn is a leading Icelandic financial institution. It offers a full range of financial services and is the market leader in the Icelandic financial service sector with the largest branch network.

        The present bank was established on 7 October 2008 but the history of its predecessor dates back to 1886. The bank is owned by the National Treasury of Iceland, which holds 98.2% of its share capital, and other shareholders who own 1.8%.

        Landsbankinn’s strategy is to provide comprehensive financial services that meet customer’s needs. It emphasizes providing exemplary service to customers, developing e-banking for their convenience, increasing the efficiency of support functions, modernizing its technology and ensuring effective utilization of its balance sheet.

        The bank’s vision is to be exemplary and its role is to be a trusted financial partner.

        Special emphasis is placed on promoting a performance-oriented culture in the bank. To follow up on the implementation of this strategy, the bank has defined key goals which are measured regularly to determine progress. These goals include, for example, customer satisfaction and loyalty, profitability, cost efficiency and the correlation between risk appetite and employee satisfaction.

        Landsbankinn wishes to lead the development of a sustainable society in Iceland by integrating economic, social and environmental concerns in its operations. The Bank aims to ensure that both its owners and society at large benefit from its activities.

        It intends to achieve this aim by building solid infrastructure and a strong team of 1.100 employees, by listening to its customers and by respecting and encouraging its employees to actively participate in their community. Landsbankinn was a founding member of Festa, a Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility, and is a member of the UN Global Compact.

        Landsbankinn has been a proud sponsor of the Reykjavik Pride since it was first celebrated in Iceland.

        - get inspired

        Dohop allows people to find the cheapest flights available with just one click. Founded in Reykjavik in 2004, it is the only Icelandic company of its kind and quickly became the go-to tool for finding cheap flights among the locals. Dohop finds the best deals among hundreds of different airlines and online travel agencies, to make sure that the user is getting the cheapest price. Dohop also offers hotel and car rental search engines, so users can make all of their travel bookings from a single website.

        Dohop‘s specialty is finding so-called “self-connect” flight options, which can save travelers money by booking a ticket through two or more different airlines. The ability to look for these self-connect option is what sets Dohop apart from its competition, as it can save people hundreds of dollars on certain routes.

        More recently, Dohop has developed a unique product called Dohop Go!, which allows users to check for the cheapest available flights from their home airport. This tool is perfect for those who are looking for travel inspiration but are not willing to overpay for their flight ticket. Dohop Go! is now available in the Dohop Flights App, both for Android and iOS, along with its traditional flight, hotel, and car search engines. “

        VSÓ Ráðgjöf


          VSÓ Ráðgjöf er alhliða ráðgjafar- og verkfræðifyrirtæki sem leggur áherslu á trausta og faglega þjónustu sem tryggir viðskiptavinum hagkvæmustu lausnir hverju sinni, skilar raunverulegum árangri og stuðlar að samkeppnisforskoti.  Á skrifstofum VSÓ í Reykjavík og í Noregi starfar yfir 80 manna samhentur hópur verkfræðinga og annarra tæknimenntaðra starfsmanna.

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          Ísey skyr
          - once tasted never forgotten

          Our Story
          Once upon a time, 1,100 years ago in fact, Nordic settlers began arriving in Iceland. They brought with them the skills and knowledge for producing skyr. As time passed, the know-how and recipe for this nutritious food slowly faded out elsewhere in the Nordic region. Luckily, the Icelandic skyr-making tradition continued.

          For centuries, Icelandic skyr formed a cornerstone of the national diet, helping to keep people strong in living conditions that were often harsh. On family farms countrywide, it was the women who nurtured this dairy and passing on both the recipe and the original Icelandic skyr cultures from mother to daughter.

          Ísey skyr builds on this remarkable legacy. It was some of those very same women, the recipients of their mothers’ expertise, who, around 90 years ago, taught Icelandic dairy scientists the art of skyr-making. The production process is more high-tech these days, and the quality standards more rigorous. However, the basic recipe and the use of original cultures to ferment the skimmed milk remain the same. Protein rich, fat-free, creamy and delicious – Ísey skyr is as relevant to consumers now as it was all those centuries ago.
          This is our secret and you are in on it

          You can read more about Ísey skyr on our website.

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