The perception among Reykjavík's gays and lesbians is that the city's wild nightlife doesn't extend as much to them. The population is just too small to support a major "scene." On the upside, gay and lesbian visitors feel personally welcomed, not lost in the crowd. Reykjavík is also more integrated than you might expect; there's no gay area, and only one bar has an officially gay identity. Kiki Queer Bar, Laugavegur 22, welcomes visitors into a small space (if you manage to get yourself through the blindingly pink doorway) that can quickly turn into a flaming dance floor on weekends. Upstairs is a quieter room with tables and an outside smoking area.

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For more info and activities, the website www.gayice.is posts a schedule of events. The Reykjavík Gay Pride Festival usually takes place the first week of August.

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