About Reykjavik Pride
Reykjavik Pride has been an annual event in Reykjavik since 1999 but the first Reykjavik Pride Parade took place in August 2000. However, its history goes back to 1993 when Icelandic gays and lesbians first gathered in the city center of Reykjavik, demanding freedom and human rights. The protest was repeated in 1994.
Our cozy little pride, originally visited by some fifteen hundred onlookers, has blossomed and evolved into almost a week-long, colorful celebration that attracts over 100 thousand guests from all over the world. Reykjavik Pride is, in fact, the biggest annual event in Iceland and has sometimes been called “the world’s biggest small Pride!”
Reykjavik Pride is organized and held by the not-for-profit organization Hinsegin dagar í Reykjavik – Reykjavík Pride. Any profit or surplus funds the organization raises are used to improve the events and support the LGBT+ communities.
Board of Directors & Employees
Our voluntary board is elected at the organization’s yearly General Meeting. The board has the authority to hire employees for certain tasks and roles. For our 2022 festivities, the board has hired one part-time project manager.
GUNNLAUGUR BRAGI BJÖRNSSON
LEIFUR ÖRN GUNNARSSON
MARGRÉT ÁGÚSTA ÞORVALDSDÓTTIR
RAGNAR VEIGAR GUÐMUNDSSON
SANDRA ÓSK EYSTEINSDÓTTIR
SIGURÐUR H. STARR GUÐJÓNSSON
The Reykjavik Pride Parade Committee is appointed by Reykjavik Pride’s Board of Directors. The committee acts on behalf of the board in order to plan and execute the annual Reykjavik Pride Parade. The parade committee can be reached via email@example.com.