Adventures in Iceland: Gay Pride, Glaciers & The Golden Circle
Iceland is easily one of the most gay-friendly destinations worldwide. With progressive leaning views, inclusive LGBT laws and a tolerant population, it’s a great destination for gay travelers. It’s also one of the safest countries to travel to having an incredibly low crime rate compared to other western nations. Add beautiful landscapes, waterfalls, glaciers and puffins and you’ve really got no excuse not to go. We’ve teamed up with Out Adventures to share some amazing (and gay!) experiences in this tiny island nation just south of the Arctic Circle.
9 Activities in Iceland that Will Leave You Awestruck
When most people think of Iceland, they have visions of shining glaciers coupled with freezing temperatures. While that is true much of the year, Iceland has much more to offer visitors than just an excuse to break out your heavy coat. In fact, it can be much more temperate than one might expect. Even though it’s just 40km south of the Arctic Circle, the North Atlantic current keeps the island ‘reasonably temperate’ for a destination so far north.
Gay Friendly Iceland: Nature, Nightlife & Northern Lights
Iceland is a country unlike any in the world and this tiny European destination will leave you awestruck after any visit. With a population of just over 300,000, this small island offers up amazing experiences all in the company of its welcoming locals who in just the past few decades, have managed to move the country into an incredibly progressive position with regards to LGBT rights.
7 Awesome (& Mostly Gay) Reasons to Visit Iceland
This post was updated on February 15th, 2020.
Iceland is easily one of the coolest countries we’ve ever visited and anyone who’s been will tell you the same. Iceland is awesome and unique! You won’t find any other place on the planet quite like it, and lucky for us, Iceland is possibly the most gay-friendly country in the world. One local even suggests that “In Iceland, Everyone is Gay!” – though of course joking, his point is that the tolerance in Iceland is so high, you’d think that is the case. Don’t believe us yet? Maybe these 7 awesome (& mostly gay!) reasons will convince you to visit.
Gay Iceland: Your Guide to Reykjavik Pride
When we first arrived in Reykjavik, it felt oddly familiar yet wholly distinct. Though Iceland is a European country, something about its capital city just doesn’t feel European. Perhaps it’s the way the sun hangs oddly in the sky not quite right with the time of day. Or the iconic use of colorful corrugated iron in the buildings and houses. Or how it feels more like a small winter ski town in the mountains than a capital metropolis where almost two-thirds of the country’s 325,000 inhabitants live. Whatever it may be, Reykjavik has a remarkable charm born from its European ties just as well from its island isolation, but still a charm all its own.
Iceland on a Budget: Road Trip of South Iceland Attractions
Iceland is a one-of-a-kind destination and is on the bucket list for many travelers. Unfortunately, Iceland is neither close to any other destination nor is it affordable. In fact, we were in complete shock when we walked into a local liquor store in Reykjavik and discovered a standard 750ml bottle of Smirnoff vodka was priced at nearly $60 US dollars! In Iceland, alcohol is disproportionally expensive compared to other travels costs but things like accommodation, transportation, food and tours can still be quite pricey.
Travel the World with These 9 Awesome Gay Group Tours
This post was updated on February 2nd, 2020.
A gay group tour is a great option for an amazing travel experience that’s already pre-planned and purchased as a package. It’s particularly useful if you’re too busy to plan your own trip or if you’re a solo traveler because you’ll quickly make new friends in your group as you travel together. Of course you can also travel with a friend, significant other or even a family member on one of these awesome adventures. We recommend a few different tour operators that do gay group trips and they all offer great itineraries and experiences that you’ll surely love and won’t forget. You can even save up to $200 with some of the companies by using our special offer for Two Bad Tourists’ readers only.
23 Useful (& Mostly Gay) Travel Tips & Resources for 2020
This post was updated on February 1st, 2020.
We’re starting off 2020 with a list of our favorite and most useful travel resources. These tips, tricks and travel advice are both LGBT focused and mainstream and we’ve curated this list to help inspire your travels and give you some practical guidance when travel planning and being on the road. Whether you’re in the savings stage or ready to book that next gay pride trip or gay group tour, we hope that at least a few of these resources will help make your travel experience for 2020 one of the best yet!
7 Winter Pride Events to Visit in 2017
As winter sets in, gone are the long and warm summer days that host brightly-colored gay pride festivals around the world. So planning a winter trip to a gay pride event or another LGBT-oriented activity may not be the first thing on your mind. But this list of winter pride events brings both traditional gay pride festivals in warm climates and also true winter events like European Gay Ski Week and a totally unique winter pride gathering in Iceland, arguably the most gay friendly country in the world.
11 Must-See Sites & Activities in Europe
Europe has some much to offer travelers that it’s almost overwhelming. Where do you start and what do you see on your next trip around Europe? We’ve teamed up with City Gay Tours to come up with a list of 11 must-see sites and activities to give you inspiration and help make the most of any Euro Trip. Whether you are planning to visit a single country or are interested in seeing it all, make sure that some of these destinations make it onto your travel bucket list!