Europe is a mosaic of culture, cuisine and history. Its people vary not from country to country, but city to city. And while many world-famous landmarks reside within it’s borders, so do many under-appreciated gems.
Below you’ll find our complete catalogue of European gay travel experiences. Continue reading “Just the Trips: Europe”
Iceland was the first nation with a lesbian head of state. So it should come as no surprise their Pride celebration is pretty fun. That’s why it’s the grand finale of our Iceland Countryside & Reykjavik Pride. Read on to find out what we love about one of the biggest little gay-labrations in the world.
Continue reading “Just the Facts: Reykjavik Pride”
We have two annual tours running through The Land of Ice and Fire: Iceland Northern Lights & Essential Sites and Iceland Countryside and Reykjavik Pride. The first is a winter weekend getaway while the latter is a week-long excursion in mid-August. For both, we’ve selected a handful of incredible hotels and guesthouses right beside some of the country’s strongest geysers, largest volcanos and most imposing glaciers.
Scroll down for a peek at the accommodations.
Continue reading “Stays that Slay: Iceland”
Written by Out Adventurer, Anthony Nove.
Iceland’s climate is full of extremes, which is why I personally love its slogan The Land of Fire and Ice. The name speaks to the obvious of course; there are over 130 active volcanoes, and over 11% of the country is covered by glaciers.
Below are a few practical items you’ll need to be resilient and comfortable for Out Adventures’ Iceland Winter Weekend.
Continue reading “How to Pack for Iceland: Anthony Nove’s advice to prepare for a volatile climate”
The Land of Fire and Ice has been shaped by centuries of glacial movement and volcanic eruption. Given this rugged ancestry, the country’s a no-brainer for adventure seekers. From the depths of a dive between tectonic plates, to hiking up a glacier, here are few of our favourite experiences from our March Winter Weekend and August Pride Adventure.
Continue reading “7 Sizzling Highlights of our Iceland Expeditions”
In the second of Bryon Williams and Steve Ellingsons’ two-part photo series, the pair feature Iceland’s awe-inspiring countryside. This edition really defines why the country is known as “The Land of Fire and Ice”. Their photos showcase the volcanic highlands, the cascading waterfalls and the vast, tumultuous coastline. The snow flurries, frosted flora and Icelandic horses only add to the series’ ethereal essence.
If you didn’t see the pair’s first edition featuring the world’s most Northern capital Reykjavik, use this link to jump over now. If you’re keen to experience Iceland first hand, Out Adventures hosts both an August Iceland Pride Adventure and a March Iceland Winter Weekend annually.
Continue reading “In Focus: Iceland Winter Weekend P.2”
Partners Bryon Williams and Steve Ellingson consider themselves hobby photographers. But their modest self-description doesn’t do their work justice. The duo travelled with Out Adventures on the 2017 Iceland Winter Weekend and captured the country’s crisp, clean aesthetic with as much style as any professional.
In the first of a two-part series, Bryon and Steve showcase Reykjavik’s cosmopolitan cityscape; from it’s modern architecture such as the Lutheran Church ‘Hallgrímskirkja’ to its simplistic, Scandinavian housing. Take your time browsing their photos and be sure to come back Monday for the second part of the series focusing on Iceland’s unique countryside.
Continue reading “In Focus: Iceland Winter Weekend P.1”
Gudni Kristinsson, who has led our Iceland gay getaways since 2012, is best remembered by guests for his delicious smile and huggable persona.
He’s always the first to snorkel the Silfra fissure. The first suited up and into the Blue Lagoon before you’ve started to strip. And he’ll finish his first pint before you’ve screamed “Skál”.
Since he’s a a massive part of this August’s Iceland Pride Adventure, we had him over (okay, we Skyped) to let him introduce himself.
Continue reading “Warm up to our Iceland Guide: Gudni Kristinsson”