From: Thursday, Sep 1st, 2022
To: Sunday, Sep 4th, 2022
August sees temperatures rise in Reykjavik, as bears visit the city!
Every September, Reykjavik,the Icelandic capital sees saw an influx of hairy and hunky men for “Bears on Ice”, the annual gay gathering of bears, chasers and admirers. Together with the usual evening parties and discos, the event includes some amazing sight-seeing tours to the best attractions in the country.
Bears on Ice is a friendly social event where you get to experience Iceland and have fun with like minded guys from all over the world. They also organize smaller social events throughout the year.
Highlight include a Golden Circle tour to enjoy the Gullfoss waterfall and local hot geysers. Saturday also inccludes a group trip to the popular Blue Lagoon, a natural, geothermal spa that draws in visitors from around the world. The event itself is small and intimate, with just under 150 guests, but the number is growing each year with visitors coming from Australia, Brazil and Taiwan, as well as the US and Europe.
The gay bars are on the street Laugavegur,
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 Bears on Ice
BEARS ON ICE | 2017
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.