With all that is going on around the globe at the moment, let's think some happy thoughts and travel a few months into the future. Yes, I am talking about the Pink Iceland’s Pride Package which coincides with The Reykjavik Pride festivities held from the August 4 through the 8!
For the last 8 years, Pink Iceland has been offering a multi-day package where travelers from all over the world join the company for some fantastic tours, parties and celebrations around Reykjavik Pride. With the population of Iceland being just around 350,000 people, Pride is like a reunion where people from the LGBTQ community return to the island to celebrate with friends and family.
Guests spend their days exploring the beautiful landscape of Iceland, driving the amazing Golden Circle, touring the South Shore and of course visiting the Blue Lagoon. When returning to the city late afternoon the group will join the Icelanders in their celebrations with parties, mixers, drag shows, a gay cruise and concerts. Last but definitely not least, guests get to walk along with the Pink team in the Pride Parade which attracts around 80,000-100,000 people every year!
Pink Iceland works hard every year in making this package the perfect mix of travel and fun. Shall we say, it’s the perfect cocktail.
The first event is a small welcome reception at the Pink Iceland office where visitors will be given a goody bag which contains a discount bracelet for some favorite local hangouts, cafes and stores, followed by a leisurely walk around the city. During the walk one of the Pink Iceland members will give you some tips about the city, feed you some local favorites and finish off with a soak in one of Iceland’s oldest swimming pools.
Optional dinners will be scheduled most nights of the tour, so guests can mingle over amazing local food. Last year the company added some smaller events and mixers where visitors were joined by some local friends. These mixers were a great opportunity for visitors to meet the locals and feel part of the Icelandic queer community.
The first real adventure is the South Coast of Iceland where visitors will explore the beautiful waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss, and the black pebble beach Reynisfjara which is also famous for its columns of Basalt along with a couple of other hidden gems.
The Golden Circle Tour will take guests between the tectonic plates at Thingvellir National Park, the world famous Geysir and his baby brother Strokkur and of course the beauty of one of Iceland’s mightiest waterfalls Gullfoss.
And finally, the Blue Lagoon! Yes, you might have heard it is a bit touristy but the Pink Iceland gives you their Pinky promise that this is definitely a place you should visit at least once in a lifetime and who doesn’t like some warm blue waters, hot steam, half naked people and cold drinks?
If the above has ignited your interest and set you in travel mode, please contact Ziggy at Pink Iceland who will happily answer any questions you have, help you book your accommodation and have you buying that flight ticket and rainbow swimwear before you know it!