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What’s on in June in LGBTQAI+ Iceland?

June ushers in a vibrant chapter in the LGBTQ+ calendar in Iceland, as the country bathes in the extended daylight of the summer solstice.

The (usual) warmth of the sun invigorates both the land and its people, casting a glow over Iceland’s stunning landscapes and energising the LGBTQ+ community to celebrate with renewed zeal. Amidst the lush greenery and picturesque vistas, June becomes a month of rainbows, inclusivity, and colourful celebrations. Although Iceland’s National Pride celebration doesn’t actually take place till August there are still many queer events happening around the place.

From the dynamic streets of Reykjavik to the serene beauty of coastal towns, June provides a multitude of opportunities to engage with the rich tapestry of LGBTQ+ life. As the tourist season peaks, the spirit of openness and camaraderie blossoms, creating a welcoming atmosphere for visitors and locals alike. Icelandic queer communities, renowned for their creativity and unity, host an impressive array of events, ensuring a diverse and enriching experience for all.

As June unfolds, so too does the promise of unforgettable festivities and special events. Embrace the long days, soak in the radiant energy of the midnight sun, and immerse yourself in the vibrant and inclusive culture that defines LGBTQAI+ Iceland in June.

Grill-zzly Pride Month BBQ

When: Saturday June 1
Time: 14:00 to 18:00
Where: Laugardalur Washing Pools
Cost: 500 ISK or Free for Banssafélagið members.

Come celebrate the kick off of Pride month by having a hotdog BBQ with the bears of Bansafélagið. The bear group of Iceland will provide the hotdogs, dressings and non-alcoholic drinks; all you have to do is show up with an appetite and the mood to mingle. Guests are invited to BYOB if they would like some alcoholic drinks. The event is 500kr or is free for group members.

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Special Book Night Event – Ljósbrot & Mennska

When: Wednesday June 5
Time: 20:00
Where: Salka Bookstore, Hverfisgata 89-93, 101 RVK
Cost: Free

It’s summer book week and as part of this, Slaka Bookstore is hosting a very special event to celebrate two new book releases by local writers. The two books are Ljósbrot by Ingileif Friðriksdóttir and Mennska by Bjarni Snæbjörnsson.

All are welcome. As this is the celebration of two works of Icelandic literature, this event will most likely be prominently in Icelandic.

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Heart Attack! Drag at Kiki

When: Saturday June 8
Time: 21:00
Where: Kiki Queer Bar, Laugavegur 22, 101 RVK
Cost: 2.900 ISK (available 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.

This month’s performers are:

Lola Von Heart (The Matriarch)
Chardonnay Bublée (She’s a cool mom)
Milo de Mix (Funniest dad award winner)
Úlla la Delish (Is she still just a baby?)
And this month they are also joined by the genderbending and wild Mr. Mrs. Rammstücklein!

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Betra Seint en Aldrei – Better Late than Never

When: Sunday June 9
Time: 15:00
Where: Suðurgata 3, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland
Cost: Free

This is a special afternoon dedicated to women who came out late. In the event description the group have stated:

If you came out late and would like to meet other women who share your experience, come along to Samtökin 78 for an afternoon meeting.

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Viðlag í Hörpuhorni / Chorus at Harpa

When: Sunday June 9
Time: 15:00 -15:30
Where: Harpa Concert Hall, second floor, south of the elevators.
Cost: Free

The Icelandic choir ‘Viðlag’ is presenting a selection of songs from their scheduled performance later this year. This small concert will give audiences a taste of their future show. They will perform songs from well-known musicals with revised lyrics to celebrate queerness and love.

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Bókaklúbbur Samtakanna ‘78 (Samtök 78 Book Club) – Mennska

When: Thursday June 13
Time: 20:00
Where: Samtökin ‘78, Suðurgata 3, 101 RVK
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 book is the recently published ‘Mennska’ by Bjarni Snæbjörnsson, Bjarni will also be a special guest.

Mennska is a memoir that explores the story of Bjarni growing up as a gay man in rural Iceland. The book takes an intimate look at the challenges and experiences he faced in this part of the country as well as his experiences travelling the world. The book looks deeply at the themes of shame and self-acceptance. Bjarni is best known for his autobiographical musical Good morning, Faggi which has toured across the country.
The book is available in all bookstores and libraries (it is recommended to reserve it at the library since it is in high demand). Unfortunately, it has not been translated as of yet.

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Reykjavík Fringe Festival

When: Monday 17 June to Sunday 23 June
Time: Various
Where: Various
Cost: Various

The Reykjavík Fringe Festival is a seven day arts festival that showcases local talent and also invites international guests to inject the world’s most northern capital city with some summer art. The festival plays host to numerous art performances, stand up comedy shows, cabarets, drag shows, art exhibitions, workshops and so much more.

The festival kicks off with the opening party on June 17 and closes with the annual RVK Fringe Awards Ceremony on June 23.

There is literally something for everyone in the Fringe so check out the complete guide and book your tickets today.

Full Program

What is Kink? Baby Please Hurt Me @RVKFringe

When: Wednesday June 19
Time: 18:30-19:30
Where: Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22, 101 RVK.
Cost: 3.000 ISK

Stand-up comedian “Sparkle” and musician/gimp “Aspen the Puppy” are going to teach you about BDSM through comedy and copious amounts of parody songs.
In this educational BDSM musical, the duo(+band) aims to dispel rumours and teach safe practices while also making you laugh.
Plenty of people have fantasies they think are too out there to ever fulfil or even bring up to the people they love. This show is about saying “screw that, we should get to live open and free.”
This show is part of the Reykjavík Fringe Festival.

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House of Heart: A Drag Saga

When: Friday June 21
Time: 20:30
Where: Tjarnarbíó, Tjarnargata 12, 101 Reykjavík
Cost: 4.900 ISK

Another RVK Fringe event you should definitely check out is a one-of-a-kind drag show, created by the legendary local drag troupe, ‘House of Heart.’ Key players in the Reykjavík drag scene, they have graced all the main stages in the city through the last few years – from divey bars to the big stage of Reykjavík Pride.

“House of Heart: The Drag Saga” is where theatre and drag meet in pure confusion – an epic story, filled with glamour, laughter and stupidity! Through the glittery lens of drag, you will learn all about the drag family House of Heart, about their good, their bad, and even their battle against evil forces.

Lola von Heart, Chardonnay Bublée, Milo de Mix and Úlla la Delish invite you into their little world, for one night only. There will be classic and not-so-classic drag acts, dancing, music, and of course a lot of silly jokes. You do not want to miss this feast!

The House of Heart is not only a drag troupe but a close-knit group of friends who love creating art together. Their use of the terms “House” and “drag-family” are a respectful nod to queer culture and the legacy of ballroom, and the Hearts always bring the values of community and queer joy to their shows.

House of Heart: A Drag Saga

Pride Flag Stand Up at RVKFringe

When: Sunday June 23rd
Time: 17:15-18:15
Where: Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22, 101 RVK.
Cost: 2.500 ISK

Anyone who has been around queer circles knows that there are so many different flags and sometimes it can be confusing to understand which is which and why they are important. Local artist and comedian Sindri “Sparkle” Freyr is bringing all of this together in their most colourful stand up special so far. In this show, Sindri will bring together the history and importance of these special symbols complete with laughs that gets to the nitty gritty of more than 30 different flags.

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Vesturland Queer Festival

When: Thursday June 27 – Sunday June 30
Time: Begins June 27 @ 16:00- closed June 30 @ 20:00
Where: Borgarbraut, 310 Borgarnes, Iceland
Cost: Free

Reykjavík has its own pride festival in August but the western part of Iceland has its own local pride festival that will be taking place for the fourth year this month.

The highlight of this year’s festival will be the Saturday with many events and an entertainment program planned. So if you want to get out of the city and experience the pride of the west, come check it out.

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Hinsegin Kvenna/Kvár Kokteilakvöld – Queer Women/Non-Binary Cocktail Night

When: Friday June 28
Time: 18:00
Where: Valkyrjan Bistro & Bar, Skipholt 19, 105 Reykjavík
Cost: Free Entry, buy your own drinks.

Valkyrjan Bistro and Bar are inviting all Queer and NB women or a cocktail evening. Come check out this great bistro and bar and enjoy great atmosphere and refreshments with other Queer and NB women.

To celebrate the night, Valkyrjan is offering guests of this event 2-for-1 on all cocktails. This is the perfect opportunity to come sample the flavours available and hang out with friends or meet new people from the community.

Valkyrjan is also vegan and wheelchair accessible!

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Á. Óskarsson
Á. Óskarsson

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.

See links to social media in the upper left-hand corner


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:

    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.




        Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a global technology company serving the capital markets and other industries. Our diverse offering of data, analytics, software and services enables clients to optimize and execute their business vision with confidence.

        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

        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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          From starting out as a proper startup with only a good idea and the need to change things, to becoming an established company with 6 employees. Starting from scratch and expanding organically has allowed us to love our expansion and take our customers on the ride with us.

          Macland is located at Laugavegur 23 (101, Downtown Reykjavik)
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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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