Tuesday, August 8 – Sunday, August 13, 2023
Reykjavik Pride has become one of Iceland’s most vibrant and popular events, filled with queer cruises, gay walks, a family festival, concerts, gallery openings, dance parties and, of course, the annual Reykjavik Pride Parade.
Reykjavik Pride was first celebrated in 1999 with a group of just 1,500 people, and it was promptly decided that they would hold a similar event in the city every year after. Today, the colourful celebration attracts over 100,000 visitors from around the world.
In addition to being an incredibly progressive, liberal and welcoming city (Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the world’s first openly gay head of government, served as Prime Minister from 2009 to 2013), Reykjavik is a captivating destination with beautiful design, a rich history, and a burgeoning nightlife scene.