Reykjavik Pride takes place 8-17 August 2019

Please note that the programme is subject to change and will be updated continuously up to the festival.

    Tuesday, August 4

  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Queer in the countryside

    Þjóðminjasafnið Tuesday, August 4

    Fræðsla

    At this event, people from different parts of the country share with us their experiences of living in rural Iceland and identify under the rainbow. They reveal what challenges they face and what differences and commonalities are with the capital area. The event is in Icelandic

    Free
    is Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    A queer historical walk

    Corner of Skólavörðustígur and Laugavegur Tuesday, August 4

    FræðslaMenning

    A short walking tour around the city centre celebrating the visibility of queer people in Reykjavík and the importance of visibility in the fight for equal rights.

    The walk takes approx. one hour and concludes in front of Listasafn Reykjavíkur where the Opening Ceremony will be held.

    Free admission, the event is in Icelandic

    Free
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    Reykjavik Pride Opening Ceremony

    Reykjavík Art Museum Hafnarhús Tuesday, August 4

    SkemmtanirMenning

    AFLÝST / CANCELLED

    It’s time for the annual queer family reunion, and this year we will be located in Reykjavik Art Museum, Hafnarhús by Tryggvagata. The venue opens at 7 PM with pre-show complimentary drinks from Ölgerð Egils Skallagrímssonar and Borg brugghús. At 8 PM we officially start the festivities followed by performances from some of our fantastic queer entertainers.

    Come, meet the family and part-take in the festivities.

    We offer a limited number of tickets for a section where you can enjoy the evening but uphold social distancing.

    Reykjavik Pride offers many free events during the festival. At other events we try to keep the ticket cost moderate. We don’t want anyone to miss the Opening Ceremony, so if you are not able to pay the entrance fee please send us a message at midi@hinsegindagar.is and we will provide you with a free ticket.

    Buy a ticket (Opening Ceremony - Reykjavik Pride - Tuesday August 4th)
    1.900 ISK
    Accessable
  • Wednesday, August 5

  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    The climate in Poland

    National Museum of Iceland Wednesday, August 5

    Fræðsla

    The political climate against queer people in Poland has continued to worsen over the course of the last few years. We will go over the current situation and discuss the effect it has on the life of queer Polish people. 

    The event is in English

    Free
    en Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Queer in the workplace

    National Museum of Iceland Wednesday, August 5

    Fræðsla

    Reykjavik Pride and Nasdaq invite you to a workshop on LGBTQ+ people in the workplace. This is their second year of collaboration, as well as the second year of Nasdaq being recognized by The Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality”. Richard Taylor, VP Employee Experience, will speak about what companies specifically, can do to be safe, welcoming and inclusive places for not only LGBTQ+ people but also other minorities. Representatives from the Icelandic public and private sectors will also be present.

    Free admission, the event is in English and Icelandic

    Free
    Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Iceland and trans-inclusive feminism

    National Museum of Iceland Wednesday, August 5

    Fræðsla

    During this event, we discuss the connection between feminism and trans issues. Various voices from the feminist and queer movement share with us how to prevent anti-trans ideologies within the feminist movement in Iceland. 

    The event is is Icelandic

    Free
    is Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    LGBTQ+ in operas

    The Culture House Wednesday, August 5

    Tónleikar

    Opera singer Íris Björk Gunnarsdóttir and pianist Hjalti Þór Davíðsson will perform arias from operas with prominent LGBTQ+ characters and talk about Íris‘s current research on the subject. The music performed comes from many periods, from Händel to contemporary composers. During the performance Íris Björk will take on the roles of various genders, castrati singers, historical figures, pants/skirt roles as well as gay and trans roles. The recital will be repeated in October at the Opera Days festival in Reykjavík. 


    Free admission, this event is in Icelandic

    Free
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    The Gay Talk

    Matur og drykkur Wednesday, August 5

    FræðslaMenning

    Felix Bergsson facilitates the discussion with well known gays from three generations, willing to share their stories and emotions. In between sharing we enjoy the entertainment of song and comedy.

    Free admission, the event is in Icelandic

    Free
    is Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Not a word about my sad face

    Tjarnarbíó Wednesday, August 5

    Tónleikar

    Die schöne Müllerin by Franz Schubert, based on poems by Wilhelm Müller, is one of the most beloved poetry collections in music literature. Guests are invited to a unique experience where the mesmerizing opera and gender roles put reality in a different perspective.

    Buy a ticket
    Admission: 3.300 ISK in pre-sale, 4400 ISK after August 1st
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    Queer men’s night

    Matur og drykkur Wednesday, August 5

    Skemmtanir

    A fabulous evening of cocktails and chit-chat for men and genderqueer people who are attracted to men. From 8 pm and onwards,  a DJ will set the lounge atmosphere for the evening while the bartenders prepare a signature cocktail. Other drinks will be on happy hour throughout the evening. Proudly co-hosted by Reykjavík Bear and Hump Day Social.

    Free admission, age limit is 20

    Free
    Accessable 20 +
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Queer Ladies Night at Reykjavik Pride 2020

    Gamla bíó Wednesday, August 5

    Skemmtanir

    If you want to join you are welcome. This event is dedicated to all queer women/gender queer/ non-binary or however you choose to define yourself, for instance lesbian, trans, polyamorous, bi-/pansexual, intersex or asexual.

    The main idea for these events is to create a safe environment for queer women to come together, get to know each other, make connections and learn from one another to strengthen our community. At these events all queer women, whatever their age, however they define themselves inside the LGBTQIAP+ or whether they’re in a relationship or single, can feel welcome and a part of the community.

    Admission: 1.900 ISK in pre-sale, 2.500 ISK after August 1st
    Accessable 20 +
  • Thursday, August 6

  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Where do we fail? The well-being of queer youth in the Icelandic school system

    National Museum of Iceland Thursday, August 6

    Fræðsla

    The Educational Director of Samtökin ’78, Tótla I. Sæmundsdóttir, introduces the findings of The 2017 Iceland National School Climate Survey Report, which studied the well-being of queer youth within the Icelandic school system and what can be done to create a safe environment for them. Finally, we will have an open discussion with teachers. 

    The event is in Icelandic

    Free
    is Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Queer Party Walk

    Hlemmur Thursday, August 6

    Partý/böll

    Icelandic gays flirted with the soldiers at Hotel Borg back in the days. Later on, the lesbians hid at Stúdentakjallarinn (the Student Cellar) but eventually the drag scene started to bloom at Rauða myllan (our very own Moulin Rouge). Sometimes the queer nightlife has been hidden, and sometimes it has been out and loud.


    If you want to hear more about our queer nightlife in the past decades you should join us on the Icelandic queer pub crawl. We will walk around a few of our historical places and hear stories, but of course we‘ll have something to drink as well, which is included in the admission fee. Our approximately 2,5 hours journey starts at Hlemmur at 4 p.m. and ends close to Gamla bíó where the The Icelandic Royal Drag Competition will take place at 8 p.m. Tour in Icelandic and English.

    Limited number of tickets!

    4.900 ISK – drinks included!
    20 +
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    #blacklivesmatter

    National Museum of Iceland Thursday, August 6

    Fræðsla

    The movement #blacklivesmatter has recently reached a new peak in the U.S., protesting police-brutality against black and brown people – but what effect has the movement had in Iceland? Queer people of color share with us their experience of racism in Iceland and what can be done in the fight for justice. 

    The event is in English

    Free
    en Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition – opening

    Hafnarhúsið Thursday, August 6

    Menning

    Gilbert & George: The Great Exhibition gives a comprehensive view of the career of Gilbert and George that have, for more than half a century, worked together as one artist. They have had a moulding effect on modern art and the path performance art has gone. They have challenged the ruling civil ideas about taste and decency and helped shape the attitude towards gays and other minority groups.

    Free admission

    Free
    Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Reykjavik Queer Choir presents its favorite songs

    Fríkirkjan in Reykjavík Thursday, August 6

    Tónlist

    The Reykjavík Queer Choir performs a variety of songs all of which resonate especially with the members. 

    Conductor Helga Margrét Marzellíusardóttir is joined by pianist Halldór Smárason as the choir welcomes the string quartet, Lýra, who will perform a number of string arrangements with the choir.

    Buy a ticket (Reykjavik Queer Choir's Favourite songs - Concert)
    4.300 ISK in pre sale, 4.900 ISK after August 1st
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Evening Walk – Queer in Reykjavik

    Grófin Culture House Thursday, August 6

    Fræðsla

    The Evening Walk in downtown Reykjavik is where Guðjón Ragnar Jónasson will lead guests on a stroll full of glances into a world hidden to many. Guests will enjoy comical anecdotes from the local nightlife as well as learn about milestones in the long and difficult fight for equal rights and visibility. The tour will set off from Grófin Culture House.

    Free admission, the event is in Icelandic

    Free
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  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    The Icelandic Royal Drag Competition 2020

    Gamla bíó Thursday, August 6

    SkemmtanirMenning

    POSTPONED – NEW DATE ADVERTISED SOON

    We are back, back, back again. Last year the competition was resurrected with fantastic performances and gag-worthy glamour. We crowned the phenomenal drag royals Hans and Gala Noir and now the search continues for Iceland’s next drag supernova.

    As the name suggests, this competition is open for all Drag Royals; kings, queens and everyone in between! This year there is only one category, one title and we can’t wait to see who will snatch the crown. Not only will the contestants bring their strongest drag performances, but also dazzle us with their amazing unique talent and charisma.

    This is an event no drag lover should miss!

    Save the date, and we’ll see you there!

    Buy a ticket (The Icelandic Royal Drag Competition)
    Early bird price 3.500 ISK until 1 August – Full price: 3.900 ISK
    Accessable 18 +
  • Friday, August 7

  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Queer Sexual Health

    National Museum of Iceland Friday, August 7

    Fræðsla

    After a hugely popular sex ed during last Pride, sexologist Indíana Rós is back at it, now alongside psychologist and sex counsellor Aldís Þorbjörg Ólafsdóttir. Together they share their wisdom and knowledge on sexual health, focusing specifically on queer folk’s relationships and sex. 

    This event is in English

    Free
    en Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    QueeReads

    Gamla bíó Friday, August 7

    Menning

    Reykjavík Pride Literary Event is undoubtedly one of  Pride’s most popular events. Queer poets and authors read from their work for a very enthusiastic, word-loving audience.  

    Free admission, the event is in Icelandic

    Free
    is Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Wine is flowing – one is never enough

    Geiri smart Friday, August 7

    Skemmtanir

    Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and Crémant, everything you deserve on a Friday night.Award winning Sommelier, Alba Hough and chef Helga Haralds join forces to introduce sparkling wines of the world. Join us for some pre-drinks and canapés before you go out on the town in full glitter and glamour.

    Attention! In the Reykjavík pride magazine the scheduled time is wrong, the event starts at 19:00.

    Buy a ticket (Wine is flowing – One is never enough!)
    6.000 kr
    20 +
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Memoirs of a Valkyrie

    Tjarnarbíó Friday, August 7

    SkemmtanirMenning

    FRESTAÐ / POSTPONED

    Memoirs of a Valkyrie is a drag celebration of the extraordinary cultural icon Brunhilde. Free yourself from life’s burden and enjoy a festive evening at Tjarnarbíó where dance, song, and general shenanigans shall guide you through the life, passions, and adventures of our beloved heroine.

    Your hostesses for the evening are all seasoned performers of the Icelandic stage and nightlife. These queens will be serving glamour, spilling tea, and sharing their extraordinary gifts and questionable talents. This is the show you never knew you desperately needed!

    The show received three nominations for the Icelandic Theater Awards.

    Performed in English.

    Buy a ticket
    Admission: 2.900 ISK in pre sale, 3.900 ISK after August 1st.
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  • Off Venue Event

    Drag is ART

    Gaukurinn, Tryggvagata 22, 101 Reykjavík Friday, August 7

    SkemmtanirMenning

    Drag is Art – Dragshow

    The show is organized by three drag performers: Lola Von Heart, Chardonnay Bublée and Milo de Mix. Drag is their passion and they want to bring you an amazing night full of wonders, joy and emotion. They want to show you, the audience, how varied and wonderful the city’s drag scene is and create a space where the performers can toot their own horn, showcasing their most quintessential drag!

    The cast of the show represents some of the diverse types of Reykjavík drag: Chardonnay Bublée, Miss Gloria Hole, HANS, Jenny Purr, Lola Von Heart, Maggi Magnum, Milo de Mix, Turner Strait, Úlla La Delish & Yan Nuss Starr. The host of the evening is the hilarious Kat McDougal

    There will be comedy, drama, darkness, glitter and who knows what else!

    Join them to celebrate drag, art and pride!

    2.500 ISK
    en20 +
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Queer Cruise from Reykjavík Harbour

    From the Old Harbour, Ægisgarður Friday, August 7

    Skemmtanir

    Sailing around the small islands off the coast of Reykjavík, this cruise is a unique opportunity to view the city from a different perspective. The cruise will feature fantastic music produced by the local DJ and radio host Siggi Gunnars, as well as special offers at the bar. Pre-drink and queer vibes at Fífill from 8 p.m. before the ship will set sail at 9 p.m. from the Old Harbour in Reykjavík, a few minutes walk from the city center. The captain won’t tolerate any delays, so don’t be late!

    Buy a ticket (Queer Cruise 2020)
    Ticket price 2.900 ISK until 1 August Full price: 3.500 ISK Pre-drinks at Fífill from 8 p.m.
    18 +
  • Saturday, August 8

  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Drag yourself to brunch, b#%@&!!

    Gamla bíó Saturday, August 8

    Skemmtanir

    Reykjavik Pride presents in collaboration with Kiki Queer Bar, Out of Control and Pink Iceland: Feel like roaring with laughter, singing along with some catchy tunes, clap and stomp while enjoying a gourmet brunch and the crème de la crème of the Icelandic drag-scene? Then join us for a brunch experience that will be the talk of the town for years to come! Make sure you don’t miss out on all the glam n’ gourm! A limited amount of tickets are available, so book now for a brunch you’ll never forget! 

    Buy a ticket (Drag yourself to brunch, b#%@&!!)
    4.990 ISK
    Accessable 18 +
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    One story – One step

    Hallgrímskirkja Saturday, August 8

    Fræðsla

    The bishop of Iceland, Agnes M. Sigurðardóttir, will introduce the project One story – One step in Hallgrímskirkja Church. The project is made in collaboration with Samtökin ’78 – the National Queer Organisation of Iceland. Its main purpose is to bring to light and learn from the history of discrimination against queer people within the church. The first step is to collect personal stories of prejudice and the The Evangelical Lutheran church of Iceland’s opposition to the human rights of queer people through the years.

    Next spring, the stories will be presented in churches all around the country as testament to a difficult history that must not repeat itself, as well as to the pain, struggle and strong will of people to gain recognition, freedom and human rights.  

    At 2 pm, the rainbow flag will be raised outside churches all around Iceland.

    Free
    is Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    My Pride Parade

    Where ever you want! Saturday, August 8

    FræðslaSkemmtanirMenning

    Take a Proud Walk

    The Reykjavik Pride Parade 2020 will be many small parades all around the country and the capital area.

    We encourage groups, couples, friends and families to go out for a walk on Saturday August 8th at 14:00 wherever they are, embrace the colors of the rainbow and convey some message that addresses the realities of LGBTQ people. If you are a part of a group and wish to join The Reykjavík Pride Parade this year, you must apply by filling out a special application form. This form can be found on reykjavikpride.is and must be completed for you to be eligible to participate in the parade.

    Free
  • Off Venue Event

    PRIDE music

    Dillon Saturday, August 8

    Skemmtanir

    Dillon in collaboration with Mighty Bear and Skaði presents: PRIDE music.

    Outdoor concert (If weather allows).

    Mighty Bear and Skaði will perform among other LGBT+ artist who represent the queer music in Iceland

    Free
    is Accessable 18 +
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Queer TV festival – RÚV

    RÚV - TV Saturday, August 8

    TónleikarSkemmtanirMenning

    Many of Iceland’s foremost queer performers will offer colorful program on Iceland’s national TV – RÚV.

    Free
    is Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Reykjavík Pride Party – STJÓRNIN

    Gamla bíó Saturday, August 8

    Skemmtanir

    The only way to complete your Reykjavik Pride experience is by attending our famous closing party. The best music, the queerest crowd and a new world record of confetti. What else could you need?

    A night to remember with the one and only Stjórnin!

    Online pre-sale until 1 August: 2.900 ISK.
    Full price after 1 August: 3.900 ISK.

    Age limit is 20 years old.

    Buy a ticket (Reykjavik Pride Party 2020 - Gamla bíó)
    Early bird price 2.900 ISK until 1 August. Full price: 3.900 ISK.
    Accessable 20 +
  • Sunday, August 9

  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Family Rainbow Festival

    Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo Sunday, August 9

    Skemmtanir

    The Family Rainbow festival will take place in Reykjavik Family Park and Zoo. Queer parents along with Reykjavik Pride will offer a colourful programme for guests of all ages. Entertainment, outdoor games, and a bite to eat for everyone. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Free admission

    Free
    Accessable
  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    Fjaðrafok – Documentary

    Tjarnarbíó Sunday, August 9

    MenningFræðsla

    The documentary Fjaðrafok chronicles the twenty years of pride parading in Iceland. Film maker Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir has shot the parade from the beginning. She mixes old material and new interviews with people who reminisce about their participation in the parade, what its impact on society has been in general, and what Pride means for the LGBTQ+ community.

    Produced by Krumma Films, in cooperation with Reykjavik Pride and the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service (RÚV).

    Free admission

    Free
    is Accessable
  • Monday, August 10

  • Official Reykjavik Pride Event

    ON THAT QUEER NOTE

    Northernlights, Harpan Concert Hall Monday, August 10

    Tónleikar

    FRESTAÐ / POSTPONED

    Many of the world’s leading composers have been queer, and this concert celebrates their fascinating and varied achievements. The programme includes works by Tchaikovsky, Poulenc, Britten, Barber, and Sondheim, as well as the French baroque composer Jean-Baptiste Lully and the rarely performed English composer Ethel Smyth.

    The performers are among Iceland’s leading classical musicians, including Sigrún Eðvaldsdóttir(violin), Eyjólfur Eyjólfsson (tenor), Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir (soprano), and the pianist Árni Heimir Ingólfsson.
    An entertaining evening for all who enjoy good music.
    The concert lasts about an hour without intermission.

    Please note that the concert pieces will be introduced in Icelandic.

    Buy a ticket
    1.000 ISK
    Accessable