Last March, Eva María Þórarinsdóttir and Birna Hrönn Björnsdóttir (not pictured) launched Pink Iceland, a travelling service catering specifically to the LGBT Community. Since there are “a lot of gay tourists coming to Iceland, it’s important to have very gay friendly services,” Eva said. With a heavy influx of tourists circulating through Iceland, the couple figured it was time to offer an agency that would introduce newcomers to LGBT-friendly services, in-cluding tours, accommodation, events, restaurants and nightlife.
Not only has this proved to be a hit, but they have also attracted couples from across the globe that want to have their wedding ceremonies in Ice-land. “We didn’t think of it in the beginning, but obviously a lot of countries don’t allow gay marriage, so Iceland is a good destination for gay weddings,” explained Eva. This new trend has created even more business for Eva and Birna.
The couple also own popular nightclubs Trúno and Barbara, which share the same building and have been deemed the “Queer Palace.” Next week will be an especially exciting time for the club, as they will have international guests performing for Gay Pride. As Eva put it, “It’s going to be a completely queer week.”
Visit www.pinkiceland.is for more info.