Winter Pride Festival takes place in Reykjavik in February
February may be one of the coldest months of the year in Iceland, but the LGBT travel company Pink Iceland hopes to warm things up with their winter pride festival.
Pink Iceland’s seventh annual Rainbow Reykjavík festival will take place from February 8-11, with an exciting program that includes social events in the city, tours outside the city, the legendary Pink Masquerade Ball at Iðnó Theatre on February 10, and much more.
Pink Iceland’s co-owner Eva María Þórarinsdóttir Lange says she’s looking forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world for the festival.
“We have around 50 guests signed up for the Rainbow Reykjavík package and then we have guests taking part in some of the activities and events. The Pink Masquerade Party being the most popular event with around 350 local and international guests,” she says, when asked how many guests are expected to attend the festival this year.
How have people generally responded to visiting Iceland for a pride festival in the winter?
“It’s been a life-changing experience for many people since Rainbow Reykjavík is no typical winter pride with six packs and sun! The focus is more on waterfalls, erupting geysers, tectonic plates, and good warm winter clothing. We even cover up for the queerest party of the season, the annual Pink Masquerade Party, where participants and locals alike dress up in their finest, adorned with masquerade masks. Most of our guests throughout the years have not necessarily known what to expect but I’m glad to say that they’ve been super happy and their experience has exceeded their expectations.”