From: Thursday, Sep 2nd, 2021
To: Sunday, Sep 5th, 2021
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
This open-concept home is the epitome of Scandinavian style, with simple arrangements of leafy branches, statement lighting, and elegant material palettes. This perfectly placed penthouse comes with two balconies and a view to the sea.
Bright and modern apartment downtown Reykjavik which has been completely renovated with new beds and furniture. Great location in a nice, quiet street, just a couple of minutes walk from the cities main restaurants, shops and Reykjavik harbour
The city´s attractions are within the walkability; the city’s centre, best restaurants, bars, museums and the main shopping street. Furthermore, whale watching and pickups for day tours. You enjoy Reykjavik while staying in a pleasant and nice home
Our cool and comfortable studio apartment with exposed brick has a true city feeling! It comfortably fits two and is centrally located. Just few meters from town center. Select of best restaurants just blocks away from apartment. Right in the center of Reykjavik
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.
Hotel Fron, 3 Star
Rooms include a flat-screen TV, minibar and in-room safe. Apartments include a private kitchen.