Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride Festival

Author: , January 2nd, 2018

After a glorious NYE it’s time to shift focus to Iceland’s very own Winter Pride festival, Rainbow Reykjavik. Rainbow Reykjavik is where locals and international guests get together for a long weekend of nature, nightlife and northern lights. We celebrate it in 2018 for the 7th time from Feb 8-11!

Celebrate Winter Pride in Iceland. Rainbow Reykjavik Feb 8-11

Celebrate Winter Pride in Iceland. Rainbow Reykjavik Feb 8-11

If Iceland is on your bucket list (which it probably is) the Rainbow Reykjavik Program will have you  walking along the Continental Divide between the tectonic plates of Europe and North America.  Seeing geysirs, waterfalls and nature of unparalleled beauty.  Relaxing in the turquoise geothermal waters of the world-famous Blue Lagoon and dining in world-class restaurants, sitting in cosy cafes and partying until the wee hours of the morning with LGBT people from all over the world, in the charming and very cosmopolitan city of Reykjavik.

Tickets are still available and all the info you need can be found on Rainbow Reykjavík’s website: https://www.rainbowreykjavik.is/

See you in Iceland!

Same sex marriage in Iceland

Author: , April 15th, 2015

Same sex marriage has been legal in Iceland since June, 2010. Parliament passed the bill providing a gender-neutral with no resistance. The majority of Icelanders are pro gay marriage and there are numerous ministers and other celebrants that welcome LGBT couples with open arms. The first couple to turn their civil union into a marriage was Iceland’s openly lesbian Prime Minister at the time, Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and her partner, writer Jónína Leósdóttir.

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Pink Iceland, a gay owned travel & wedding planner, specializes in planning weddings in Iceland and offers wedding planning all year round. Pink Iceland can come into the planning process at any given moment. The services provided include preparation, consultation, helping with paperwork, arranging the ceremony, planning the honeymoon and pretty much everything that concerns getting married. And yes, everyone who wants to get married, regardless of sexual orientation can get married in Iceland with the help of Pink Iceland – as long as their not queerphobic, racist, sexist or mean.

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Pink Iceland loves weddings set in nature as there are so many beautiful spots in Iceland to choose from. Ceremonies can be arranged by a waterfall, in a cave, on a glacier, on a small island or by a geothermal area. Other options are on board a boat or a helicopter. Then there are the options of getting married in a church, having a nordic mythology theme or a simple civil ceremony. ​

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Pink Iceland has been a wedding planner in Iceland for 4 years and have helped many happy couples tie the know in amazing natural settings and have received rave reviews from their couples.

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Better than we could have imagined….amazing wedding!

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Contact Pink Iceland if you are planning a wedding or an elopement in Iceland and start planning for your dream day!

All photos in article taken by the amazing Kristín María

#GaySurfBrazil: Women’s Surf Camp 2015.

Author: , February 7th, 2015

Santa Catarina, in South Brazil, is a hidden gem known for its gorgeous beaches and mild climate. Long appreciated by the local LGBT community, in recent years it has become a popular gay and lesbian vacation destination.

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Praia do Rosa, the only bay in Brazil to be recognized as one of the 38 “Most Beautiful Bays in the World”, is famous for its perfect waves, laid-back atmosphere, rustic-chic guesthouses and great restaurants.

Thanks to the half-moon shape of the bay of Rosa, it is considered a “Disneyland” for surfers- you will always find great surfing there, no matter the direction of the winds or swells. Winter months (June-August) often bring major waves that lure the world’s pro-surfers, but year-round Praia do Rosa it offers great conditions for all levels of ability.

With this fantastic surfing environment also comes an amazing surf coach, Capitão David. His surf school, founded in 1995, is the oldest one in all of Rosa. The Captain, as he is known by his more than 15,000 student/friends, has taught generations of beginners and trained some serious surfers. You will definitely learn more with the Captain than you would at any other surf school!

For more experienced surfers who don’t need the basics, this trip will offer you the best waves in Brazil with a friendly local, as well as the expertise of the Captain to help improve your performance.

On top of the 5-day surf camp, this trip also includes a 2-night stay in Florianopolis. Also known as “the Magic Island” or “Floripa, this island has been known for its surfing culture and LGBT-friendliness since the 80’s!

This will be a surfing holiday that you will never forget!

Program for #GaySurfBrazil: Women’s Surf Camp 2015.:

Saturday 9th May – Arrival in Florianopolis. Check in at your Town Home right in front of Praia Mole- one of the best beaches for surfing on the Island and the most LGBT-friendly beach south of Ipanema. Afternoon free.
Welcome Dinner. Optional G& L nightlife tour.

Sunday 10th May – Breakfast at your leisure

Day free to enjoy the beach (previous host to both WQS and WCT competitions). Optional afternoon tour of the Island.

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Monday 11th May– Early breakfast then transfer to Praia do Rosa. Check-in at Pousada Casa do Ceo.
2 pm: Start of the Surf Camp: Surf Introduction for Beginners/ Evaluation session for experienced. Duration 3 hours.

6:30 pm: Yoga lesson

 

Tuesday 12th May

8:30 am: Breakfast

10 am: Surf session & Clinic. Duration 4 hours.

Rest of the afternoon free for relaxation at the beach or by the pool.

Wednesday 13th May.
8:30 am: Breakfast

10 am: Surf session & Clinic. Duration 4 hours.

6:30 pm: Yoga lesson

Thursday 14th May
8:30 am: Breakfast
9:30 am: Departure for a full-day Surfari.

We will explore the Southern Coast of Santa Catarina looking for the best spots for our Surf Session. If conditions are good we will go up to Farol de Santa Marta, a remote fishing village with a famous lighthouse and good waves. On the way there, you’ll have the chance to see the famous Laguna Dolphins.

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Friday 15th May.
8:30 am: Breakfast

10 am: Surf session & Clinic. Duration 4 hours.

7 pm: Caipirinha Workshop, Sundowners and Farewell Dinner

Saturday16th May:

Breakfast & Check Out. Transfer back to Florianopolis airport for return flights.


Cost per person:

Single room basis: US$ 1799.00

Twin room basis: US$ 1469.00

Double room basis: US$ 1299.00

Package includes:

 

  • All transfers starting/ending Florianopolis airport with English-speaking driver or guide
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a Town Home in Praia Mole, Florianopolis, with breakfast (shared house, private ensuite rooms)
  • 5 nights’ accommodation at the charming Pousada Casa do Ceo in Praia do Rosa (private ensuite rooms) with breakfast
  • 4 days of Surf Camp with Capitão David School in Praia do Rosa.
  • Surf Camp consists of lessons for beginners and intermediates, followed by surf clinic with exercises/practice for better performances aided by analysis of videos filmed during lessons/sessions. Experienced surfers will have “Surf with a Local” Sessions and the Surf Clinic (4 hours daily).
  • 1 full-day Surfari with Capitão David School;
  • 1 DVD with photos/videos of your session
  • 2 Yoga Group Sessions
  • 2 dinners
  • English-speaking Tour Leader

 

Package does not include:

Flights, Visas, meals not mentioned, optional tours, insurance, tips, equipment (except during surf lessons)

**Extensions to Rio, Iguazu or other destinations in Brazil available- please contact us for more details.**

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PINK ICELAND’S NEW YEAR’S EVE IN REYKJAVIK

Author: , December 16th, 2014

PINK ICELAND’S NEW YEAR’S EVE IN REYKJAVIK

Allow the Pink Iceland team to bring you a NYE celebration, local style! Go to a bonfire in Björk’s neighborhood, dine with fellow travelers and your local gay guide, experience the madness of Icelanders lighting fireworks at Hallgrímskirkja church followed by a house party with the Pink Iceland team and dance into the night at the local queer bar Kiki!

FIREWORKS BY HALLGRIMSKIRKJA CHURCH IN REYKJAVIK

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BONFIRE IN REYKJAVIK ON NEW YEARS EVE!

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WECOME TO THE PINK ICELAND HOUSE PARTY!

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UNICORN STUDIO – gay owned apartment in central Reykjavik

Author: , November 28th, 2014

Gay owned apartment in Reykjavik, the Unicorn studio!

A large gay-owned studio apartment in the heart of Reykjavik with free concierge and booking services. Well equipped with kitchenette and free wifi. Suits 2-4 people traveling together. While central, the apartment is on a quiet, tucked away street and only a few minutes walk from Reykjavik’s main attractions, shops & restaurants. Check out the Unicorn studio website for more information.

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Perfect location in the Center of Reykjavik

Unicorn offers you the perfect location within walking distance to cafés, restaurants & nightlife. Reykjavík´s main shopping street, Laugavegur, is parallel to Hverfisgata so you’re in the heart of the city.

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Pink Iceland

Author: , November 26th, 2014

Pink Iceland is Iceland’s only LGBT travel agency and Iceland’s leading wedding planner service.

Pink Iceland operates Pink day tours for individuals and always have small groups, with gay & gay friendly guides and a lot of fun. Pink Iceland also plans weddings for gay and straight couples in Iceland all year round as well as organizing Iceland’s Winter Pride festival Rainbow Reykjavík. Tailor made travel is Pink Iceland’s middle name and the company organizes travel itineraries tailored to your needs. Pink Iceland is the recipient of the 2012 Innovation Award of the Icelandic Travel Industry Association, is a proud member of IGLTA and has received over 115 five star reviews on TripAdvisor.

Pink Iceland’s honesty policy:Pink Iceland is a privately owned company and as such it needs to make a profit. This profit pays the salaries of its staff, the rent, the wonderful and informative Pink Iceland website not to mention copious amounts of coffee for the owners. Most of Pink Iceland’s money is made through commissions. This is how it works: If our guests lets us book their tours, activities, and accommodation we collect a small (usually 10-15%) commission of the price. This basically means that you pay the same price, regardless of whether you book directly – or through us. You may think this might cause us to recommend really expensive accommodation and tours. Not so. We promise to do our utmost to come up with a plan that suits you, and your budget. We would never recommend anything without full confidence and/or personal experience of what’s on offer. Our primary goal is working with and for the LGBTQI community and without the community’s support or goodwill we wouldn’t have lasted six months in the business. It is not least through word of mouth that we grow stronger every day. Our hope is that after reading this you too will ask for our recommendations and advice and/or book your holiday through us.

Pink Parties. Iceland’s Queerest club nights!

Author: , November 23rd, 2014

The Pink Parties are Iceland’s Queerest club nights, hosted by Pink Iceland two times a year, in November and during Winter Pride festival Rainbow Reykjavik. If you’re planning a trip to Iceland make sure you check in with the LGBT travel experts at Pink Iceland to see what’s going on, get a ticket to the Pink Parties and maybe join one of their gay day tours!

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Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride

Author: , November 21st, 2014

Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride

Rainbow Reykjavik is a small, queer, winter pride festival, organized by Pink Iceland in the end of January. Now in it’s fourth year, the festival attracts between 50 – 100 guests from abroad, ranging in ages and affilition with the LBGTQI alphabet. The 2015 festival starts Thursday January 29th and the full programme includes, a welcome party, dinners, horseback riding, Reykjavik city tour, a Blue Lagoon visit, a tour of spectacular nature, including erupting geysers, tectonic plates and one of the most impressive waterfalls in the world, a northern lights hunt and culminates in the Masquerade themed Pink Party which attracts hundreds of locals. Make sure you check out this  mature, inclusive and somewhat unusual Pride festival up north!
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West Iceland

Author: , November 21st, 2014

West Iceland tends to a be a bit overlooked by those visiting Iceland. This means that when you ‘go west’ you often feel like you have vast swathes of it to yourself. West Iceland is home to incredible nature, including two amazing waterfalls called Barnahoss and Hraunfossar, Langjökull Glacier, from where you can go snowmobiling, glacier walking or visit the Ice Cave and finally, Deildartunguhver hotspring, the highest flow hotspring in Europe. If that wasn’t enough, West Iceland is also home to a small farm dedicated to keeping the Icelandic Goat species alive through the efforts of one very strong woman. There are less than 820 Icelandic goats in existence but the numbers are growing, thanks to Jóhanna Bergmann of Háafell Goat Farm, the cast and crew of Game of Thrones who initiated a crowdfunding campaign, and the thousands who donated! Make sure you visit and say hello to Jóhanna and her goats, they’re all very friendly.

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Rainbow Barcelona Tours

Author: , November 20th, 2014

The very first gay tour guide company lands in Barcelona with amazing reviews on TripAdvisor.

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Barcelona, Cosmopolitan city and joy of the Mediterranean, is the headquarters of the first private tour company in Spain for the LGBT community (lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals).

Rainbow Barcelona Tours opens a brand new informative service for both local and foreign gay/lesbian tourists. Included are great leisure offers for the city, so you can make the most of your stay, as well as a new world of knowledge about gay history in Barcelona, one of the most avant-garde cities that defends the rights for the gay community.

The tours, built to enjoy the city in a different way with links to the gay environment, try to show you emblematic places of Barcelona at your own pace, without hurries, and always accompanied by experienced guides. With them you will avoid the inconvenience of large groups, queues, getting lost or always looking at the map.

The company has prepared different routes around the city, which will allow you to visit the most important monuments like Paseo de Gracia, Cataluña square, las Ramblas, el Parc Güell, la Sagrada Familia, Montjuic Mountain, the Gothic quarter or the port area, among many others.

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They also have a tour by night for gays and for lesbians, so you get to know the newest and hottest clubs or the lifelong ones, and another tour to see one of the most beautiful and gayfriendly towns of the Catalan seacoast: Sitges. A former fisher village at only half an hour from Barcelona, famous for its Carnival, beaches, modernist buildings, cultural heritage, night life and for its gay environment.

While in Barcelona, they offer you personal shopper services, for him and for her, and soon they will offer balloon rides and a tapas tour to discover the fantastic Mediterranean cuisine. Likewise, they have a section for Accessible Tourism, offering tours in Barcelona suitable for slow walkers and wheelchair users.

The very first gay tour guide company wants to make tourist stay something special and unique, that’s why everything has been thought through in detail, the clients will even get free wifi during the tour.

Tours are available in several languages like English, Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.
More information about the company: www.rainbowbarcelona.com
Email: info@rainbowbarcelona.com Let Barcelona and their best tour guides entice you.

It will be an unforgettable journey, that’s for sure!