What’s on in May in LGBTQAI+ Iceland?

May heralds a new chapter in the LGBTQ+ calendar in Iceland, as the country continues its transition into the full embrace of spring. With the last vestiges of winter bidding farewell, May brings forth a sense of rejuvenation and anticipation for the warmer months ahead. Against this backdrop of burgeoning greenery and blossoming flowers, the LGBTQ+ community in Iceland finds itself at the forefront of cultural expression and celebration.

From Reykjavik’s bustling queer hubs to the idyllic settings of rural villages, May offers an abundance of opportunities to revel in the rich diversity of LGBTQ+ life. As tourism begins to flourish, the atmosphere remains intimate and inviting, fostering connections that transcend borders and boundaries. Icelandic queer communities, known for their ingenuity and resilience, curate a captivating array of events, from lively festivals to meaningful discussions, ensuring a tapestry of experiences for all to enjoy.

As May unfolds, so too does the promise of vibrant festivities and bold affirmations. So shed your winter layers, embrace the gentle warmth of the sun, and immerse yourself in the kaleidoscope of LGBTQ+ culture that defines Iceland in May.

ApocalypsticK – DRAG Kabaret

When: Friday May 3
Time: 21:00
Where: Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22, 101 Reykjavík
Cost: 2.500 ISK

This event is taking place at one of the unofficial homes of modern drag in Iceland. ApocalypsticK promises to entertain and titillate as the queerdos of Reyjavík descend on Gaukurinn for a night of glamour, foolery, filth and much more. Tickets available at the door and don’t forget to bring a few bank notes to tip the performers who get you going.

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Heart Attack! Drag at Kiki

When: Saturday May 4
Time: 21:00
Where: Kiki Queer Bar
Cost: 2.900 ISK 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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Betra Seint en Aldrei – Better Late than Never

When: Sunday May 5
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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Hinsegin Gleði Með Bladri og Felix á Kisningaskrifstofu (queer supporters meet up for Balur and Felix)

When: Wednesday May 8
Time: 20:30-23:00
Where: Grensásvegur 16, 108 Reykjavík
Cost: Free

This event is for supporters of Baldur Þórallsson’s bid for the 2024 Presidential election of Iceland. It is a happy hour for queer people who would like to mingle and ask questions of the candidate. This event will primarily be in Icelandic.

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Allur Regnboginn – Hinsegin Fræðsla Fyrir Foreldra (Queer Education for Parents.

When: Tuesday May 7
Time: 20:00 – 21:30
Where: Via Zoom
Cost: 3.500 ISK

This short educational talk is designed for parents and other educators to explore the topic of queerness and get tools to discuss it in everyday life, and to be ready if a child in their family has questions or should come out as queer.

The Course Leader: Sólveig Rós (she/her) is a parenting and pedagogic expert with extensive experience in queer education and course management.

Registration is required before by sending an email to solrosradgjof@gmail.com

This event will primarily be in Icelandic

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Pride Flag Stand-Up and Book Launch

When: Wednesday May 15
Time: 21:00
Where: Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22, 101 Reykjavík
Cost: 2.500 ISK for entry; 5.000 ISK for entry + a copy of the book.

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 and the launch of a book that gets to the nitty gritty of more than 30 different flags.

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Hump Day Social

When: Wednesday May 22
Time: 7pm to late
Where: BINGOBAR, 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.

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The Book Club of national queer organization samtökin ’78 (Bókaklúbbur Samtakanna ‘78) – My Policeman

When: Thursday May 23
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 May’s book club will be ‘My Policeman’ by Bethan Robers. This 2012 novel is set in Brighton, England in 1957 and focuses on Tom, a policeman coming to terms with his sexuality in an oppressive and homophobic society. The story follows Tom, along with two others, Marion and Patrick over a few decades of their lives. The story is split between Marion’s and Patrick’s perspectives, with Tom being the main focus for them both.

A movie of the same name was released in 2022 starring Harry Styles as the titular policeman.

The book can be found at most libraries and some bookstores, the movie is available in Amazon Prime.
There will be coffee and cakes as usual. If you have not finished the book or seen the movie by the time the club takes place, don’t worry, you are welcome (although you might hear some spoilers).

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Á. Óskarsson
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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.



    Blush was founded in 2011 when it started selling high quality sex products. The goal from the beginning was to change the market and take the discussion about sex products to a higher level. Today Blush provides professional services in a pleasant environment that fulfills different needs, both for individuals and couples. Blush respects diversity and wants to set a good example in all of its messaging to target audiences. Sexual health and equality in sex is important and Blush wants to focus on those issues through education and open discussion. Blush works in a socially responsible manner for society, their customers and the environment.

    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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