Stopover in Lesbian Rekjavik – Tango Diva

Author: , September 30th, 2017

Lesbian Reykjavik

Iceland continues to break tourism records. Given the recent stopover promotions offered by carriers like WOW Airlines and the increase in cruises, Reykjavík, the hub for most of the activity, has seen the greatest impact. During summer months, expect hotels at full capacity, tours sold out and crowds. So, careful planning for your Reykjavík stopover, will make a big difference in your overall Iceland experience.

My recent Iceland Pro Cruise allowed me time to explore the capital city for several days as part of a pre/post cruise extension.So I am happy to share some insights and travel tips.

First off, the Fly Bus is an affordable and convenient airport connection. The fare averages $26 USD one way. Travel time is about 40-45 minutes.

Fast Fact: Many tourists opt to buy a combo ticket which includes transfer to the famous Blue Lagoon before they head into the city.

Several coach companies, Iceland Excursions, Reykjavík Excursions and Gray Line, offer the bundled excursion. Gray Line Iceland’s basic tour package with transfer averages $80-100 USD depending on exchange rate and time of day. This tip will save you travel time and extra transportation costs.

Be forewarned, this touristy favorite can require patience. Year round you will find long lines. Admission must be booked in advance. If lucky, you will get a reservation which provides access at an assigned date and time. Blue Lagoon standard entrance fees start around $60 USD and go as high as $530 USD depending on the package. The luxe package includes a private changing room and entry into an exclusive lounge with direct entry to the lagoon.

By Sheila Gaspers – Full Story at Tango Diva

Iceland Gay Travel Resources

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 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!

4th annual Winter Pride festival – Rainbow Reykjavik

Author: , November 18th, 2014

Rainbow Reykjavik, Winter Pride festival in Iceland will be celebrated for the 4th time January 29th – February 1st 2015. LGBT visitors are expected from all over the world to enjoy together dips into thermal pools, Northern Lights viewing, amazing nature & Icelandic culture, cuisine and nightlife.

The programme is a long weekend from Thursday – Sunday and the LGBT travel agency Pink Iceland has organized the festival to make sure the guests experience the best Iceland has to offer.

Check out the official programme of Rainbow Reykjavík and the extended programme and join us in Reykjavik 2015.






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Event Review – Bears on Ice, Reykjavik, Iceland

Author: , September 10th, 2014

Bears on IceThe Icelandic capital, Reykjavik, saw an influx of hairy and hunky men over the past weekend. The reason? The tenth, annual Bears of Ice festival, which, besides evening parties and discos, also includes sight-seeing tours of this fascinating and unique country.

This year’s program featured a Golden Circle tour to enjoy the awe-inspiring natural wonder that is the Gullfoss waterfall and local hot geysers. This was followed on Saturday by a group trip to the ever-popular Blue Lagoon – a natural, geothermal spa that draws in visitors from around the world.

Evening events included a party guest DJ Hi-Fi Sean at the Reykjavik club, Hurra.

‘It was a weekend of beary indulgence meets a geology lesson… we were entertained and educated at the same time, ‘ Sean told GSN, before listing highlights as including, ‘Geysers, lava, blue volcanic springs, big ass waterfalls, glaciers, hairy men, great food, friendly people, stuffed puffins… and one big finale with Bearracuda from USA.’

By David Hudson – Full Story at Gay Star News | Iceland Gay Travel Resources

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Bears, Bears, Bears on Ice!

Author: , July 2nd, 2014

Bears on Ice - ReykjavikBEARS ON ICE is an annual event for bears and friends held in Reykjavik, Iceland in September.

It is a friendly social event, where you get to see a little bit of Iceland and have fun with like minded guys from all over the world.

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Full Story at Rainbow Tourism | Iceland Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

Luxury in Reykjavik

Author: , May 4th, 2014

Reykjavik, IcelandDespite Iceland’s famous bankruptcy and ensuing currency devaluation, it’s still a very expensive place for Americans to visit. For example, a private, ensuite room in a hostel can cost $150 (with rooms in more luxurious hotels going for double or triple that price). Restaurant entrees typically cost $30-$40, and a cocktail that costs less than $12-$15 is rare.

The good news is that most of what makes Reykjavik so appealing is the free stuff: the quirky culture and friendly locals, the wild nightlife scene, and the amazing landscape that surrounds the city. For everything else, there are ways to save without sacrificing the experience.

The number one way to save money on a hotel in Reykjavik is to visit off-season (October to mid-May) when hotel rates drop by 30-40 percent. If you’re planning to go in high season, get the most for your money by picking a hotel that offers either breakfast or a kitchen where you can save money by cooking your own meals.

By Katie Hammel – Shermans Travel | Iceland Gay Travel Resources

Iceland: Icily Spectacular

Author: , December 19th, 2013

Reykjavik, IcelandIt’s a short hike under a milky sky and the view at the top, as is often the way in this part of the world, is icily spectacular. The island’s northern peaks – huge jagged planes of rock and snow – stretch away into the distance. Fairy tale mountains. All around us the land is white and cold and solid. And, come to think of it, very unliquidy. “Hmm, where’s this lake then?” we ask our guide. He points to a stretch of land beneath us. “There,” he says. “Lake Myvatn.” In one corner of the white emptiness there’s a tiny melted glimpse of dark water, suggesting that there is possibly a lake down there, underneath the thick, thick ice and snow. How thick is it? “The locals ride their horses on it.” I guess this far north and at this time of the year Iceland lives up to the name on the box.

This is proper north by the way. Even by Icelandic standards. We are just over an hour’s drive from Akureyri, Iceland’s second largest town and home to the most northerly 18-hole golf course in the world. That’s if we’re still on the world. Iceland looks like the moon in a snow storm. Between the mountains huge volcanic calderas rear up, giant circles on the landscape, the kind of craters Neil Armstrong might once have bounced across. But look closer and it’s clear that this place is not just dead rock. Steam vents send plumes of sulphur into the air; mud bubbles and pops around them. At one point we stand on land that exists between tectonic plates, spewed up in the tension of their coming together. This is new land. The newest on the planet, geologically speaking.

Iceland is a land of waterfalls and volcanic rock formations, of geysers and steam vents and sulphur, a (hopefully) recovering financial system, a liberal outlook, a lesbian prime minister (who’s married to her partner) and drunken Charlize Theron lookalikes out on their Reykjavik hen nights. It looks like nowhere else on Earth (apart from maybe New Zealand). And if you’re lucky it’s where you will see the northern lights.

Authored By Teddy Jamieson – See the Full Story at the Herald Scotland

Click here for gay travel resources in Iceland.

What to Do in Reykjavic on Layover

Author: , July 5th, 2013

Reykjavik, IcelandIceland has long been a typical stopover for passengers making the trip between North America and Europe, and Icelandair has now capitalized on Reykjavik’s perfect mid-North Atlantic location by offering passengers on flights from the U.S.A. or Canada free stopovers of up to seven days. If, however, you are on a tight schedule and find yourself with just a few hours’ layover in Iceland’s capital, you still have time to get out of the airport and soak up some of the country’s highlights.

Iceland’s international airport is not actually in Reykjavik itself, rather it is located just outside the town of Keflavik, 30 miles from the capital. Nevertheless, a four hour layover gives you just enough time to have a stroll around the Tjoernin pond, along the “Sculpture and Shore” walk where you will find the Solfar (Sun Voyager) sculpture that is modeled after a Viking boat, visit the observation platform at the top of Hallgrimskirkja for views of the city and surrounding mountains, and make a quick stop at a cafe for a bite to eat.

The Flybus meets every flight arrival at Keflavik and transports passengers to the BSI bus terminal in Reykjavik, which is around a 10-minute walk from the city center.

Authored By Karen Gardiner Dion – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

Click here for gay travel resources in Iceland.