Awaiting dates for 2022. Typically takes place in March.
Warm up in Reykjavik’s hot springs and enjoy the Pink Masquerade Party
Rainbow Reykjavik is organised by Icelandair and in collaboration with Pink Iceland. The festival attracts visitors from all over the world including the USA, Scandinavia, France and the UK.
The Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride offers a great mixture of nature, activities, culture, cuisine, music & nightlife.
Winter is a one of the best times to to visit Iceland, with the spectacular Northern Lights at their peak and the likelihood of snow underfoot, making this famous landscape more stunning than ever.
The itinerary includes a visit to the stunning Blue Lagoon Spa, a hunt for the northern lights and a tour of the ‘Golden Circle’, which takes in Thingvellir National Park (the site of the very first Icelandic parliament), Geysir and the mighty Gullfoss waterfall. You can also go on a trip to the city’s famous Phallological Museum and dance the night away at the fabulous Pink Party.
The gay bars are on the street Laugavegur. For more, read our insider guide on gay Reykjavik for the best bars, restaurants and places to party.
Here are the hotels we recommend that have good reviews and keep you close to all the action
Recommended Apartments in Reykjavik
1 & 2 Bedrooms
A fully equipped, contemporary kitchen is provided at CenterSpot Apartments, along with modern furnishings and décor. The open-plan living room includes a dining table, seating area and flat-screen TV with international channels and a DVD player.
This apartment includes 2 bedrooms, a living room and a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dining area, and 2 bathrooms with a shower, a washing machine and a coffee machine. A balcony and Free WiFi is available in this apartment
1 & 2 Bedrooms
Offering a flat-screen satellite TV, seating area and wooden floors are found in all the bright living rooms at Briet Apartments. Each unit also has a dining area and ironing facilities. And offers free Wi-Fi, a well-equipped kitchen and views over the city.
1 & 2 Bedrooms
Featuring a stylish and contemporary living area, the open-plan, self-catering Planet Apartments apartments have city and mountain views. A fully-equipped kitchen is also standard, and there is the option of allergy-free duvets. With a balcony, free WiFi
Video Of Rainbow Reykjavik
Highlights from Rainbow Reykjavik’s previous events.
Recommended Hotels in Reykjavik
The gay scene in Reykjavik is small, but the country is one of the most progressive in terms of gay rights and the people are warm and welcoming, so you can be yourself no matter what type of bar or venue you are in. The small gay district is located at Laugavegur, the long main shopping street in the centre of Reykjavik. Kiki bar and Bravo are the most popular gay venues. The hotels we have recommended are within easy walking distance of the gay scene.
Alda Hotel, 4 Star
Located on Laugavegur shopping street in central Reykjavik, this hotel offers modern rooms with free WiFi access.
Room With A View
4 Star, Apartment Hotel
Located in Reykjavík’s fashionable 101 district, these stylish apartments have flat-screen TVs and modern kitchens
Hotel Fron, 3 Star
Rooms include a flat-screen TV, minibar and in-room safe. Apartments include a private kitchen.
Spacious apartments feature free Wi-Fi, a washing machine and a south-facing balcony with outdoor furniture.