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What’s On in February in LGBTQAI+ Iceland?

February is often a month where things start to seem a little less bleak. The million weeks of January are behind us and the days begin to get longer, reminding us that there will, eventually, be some sun again. It’s a shorter month but still one that can pack a bit of fun if you happen to be in Iceland.

Iceland is still typically covered in snow for most of February and it’s still a month that has much more darkness than daylight. This is a great time to visit Iceland if you want to catch the famous Northern Lights. February is also one of the less crowded months of the year when it comes to tourists so loads of the popular tourist destinations are a little less crowded.

Because Icelanders know that February is still very much a winter month, they tend to plan events to stay entertained and connected to their local community and below, we’ve put together a guide to what’s on in LGBTQ+ Iceland for the month. So pull out your calendar and start making some plans.

60+ Hittingur/60+ Happy Hour at the Iceland Parliament Hotel

When: Wednesday February 14.
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Where: Iceland Parliament Hotel, Thorvaldsenstræti 2-6, 101 Reykjavík.
Cost: Buy your own drinks.

This event is put together by the National Queer Organisation of Iceland, Samtökin 78. The intention is to provide a space for gay, lesbian, bi, pansexual and trans people over 60 to mingle and chat with each other. Partners under 60 are welcome as well as those who will be turning 60 later this year. The venue is also wheelchair accessible.

Event link here

Lóki Tops Off…. or Bottoms Party

When: Saturday February 17.
Time: 9pm to late.
Where: Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22, 101, Reykjavík.
Cost: 1500 ISK, Tickets only sold at the door.
Age Restriction: This event is only open to those aged 20 and over.

Lóki is a party entertainment group that specialises in events for queer men. This ‘Tops Off’ party is a chance for men to come together and let themselves dance to the beat of their own drum (and some great tunes) in a judgement free zone. The dress code is ‘Express Yourself,’ so wear anything that makes you feel sexy and comfortable. Tops off welcomed but not obligatory, and this event will also feature a mainstay of Reykjkavík drag, Faye Knus!

Event link here

Hump Day Social

When: Wednesday February 21
Time: 7pm to late
Where: Bingo Drinkery, Skólavörðustígur 8, 101, Reykjavík
Cost: Free entry, buy your own drinks.

Humpday social is a regular event that invites gay men to come and be social on a hump day (Wednesday). The basic idea is to provide an environment for gay men to shake off the mid-week blues by socialising with their brethren. The event is open to any gay men who would like to meet, catch up with or hang out with other members of the community in Reykjavík. Couples, singles, alcohol drinkers and non-drinkers are all welcome. The event changes venues so it’s also a great chance to see some of the incredible venues the city has to offer. Occasionally the group receives special discounts or extended happy hours for their events so be sure to join their facebook group to stay up to date.

Event Link here 

Samtökin 78 Book Club – Fellow Travellers (Bókaklúbbur Samtakanna ’78)

When: Thursday February 22.
Time: 8pm.
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. This month’s subject is a bit of a book/tv crossover as the subject ‘Fellow Travellers.’ This is currently an 8 episode limited series produced by Showtime and starring Matt Bomer and Jonathan Bailey. It is based on a 2007 historical fiction novel of the same name by Thomas Mallon. The story focuses on the lives and struggles of two gay men in the early 1950s during the McCarthy era of Washington.

All are welcome to participate if they have seen the book or the series.

Event link here

Ya-Ha-Hass Queen Drag Comedy Show

When: Saturday February 24.
Time: 8pm to late.
Where: Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22, 101 Reykjavík
Cost: 2500 ISK (available at the door)

This drag-stravaganza is aimed at tickling your funny bone. If you’re a fan of comedy and like a bit of glitter and all the things that come along with a sickening drag show, this event is for you. The evening will kick off at 8pm with a special live performance of the local drag, punk-rock band, ‘The Gender Benders.’ Then at 9pm, the funniest drag artists in town will take to the stage bringing a mix of stand-up, sketch comedy and hilarious lip syncs that might even make you pee a little.

Event Link here


Variety Open Mic Night

When: Monday February 26.
Time: 9pm to late.
Where: Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22, 101, Reykjavík.
Cost: Free.

If you fancy yourself an aspiring comedian, musician, poet or performer of any kind, this event is waiting for you to take to the stage and show people what you’ve got. While this event isn’t specifically billed as queer, the organisers and venue have a history of creating queer friendly events. If you’re not interested in performing and would love to just come check out some free local entertainment of the variety kind, come on down and bring some friends. Get in early for the best seats and don’t miss Gaukurinn’s happy hour from 8pm.

Event link here

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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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    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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        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
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        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

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        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.
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          You can read more about Ísey skyr on our website.

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