RVKBear! It’s more than a party!!

Born from the legendary spirit of the Bears on Ice festival, RVKBear emerged in 2019, thanks to the passion and dedication of a group of volunteers who believed the celebration should continue. In the heart of Reykjavík, a new chapter began with the formation of Bangsafélagið, or the Bears of Iceland, a non-profit organization committed to nurturing and expanding a vibrant local bear community.

Since overcoming initial challenges to host our inaugural festival in 2021, RVKBear has seen remarkable growth, starting from welcoming 25 international guests to hosting over 100 attendees in 2023. This surge in participation highlights our event’s appeal and the warm, inclusive atmosphere we foster.

RVKBear isn’t just any festival; it’s an intimate gathering that offers an exclusive experience. Our event pass holders are treated to breathtaking nature tours, including visits to the Golden Circle and dipping in Iceland’s most famous geothermal lagoons, where the beauty of Iceland’s landscapes blends seamlessly with the joy of camaraderie. The festival is also packed with great parties every night and a variety of activities, ensuring every moment is filled with enjoyment and connection.

Our festival has become a global beacon, attracting bears from all corners of the world to forge lasting friendships and build a community that extends far beyond the event itself. RVKBear is a testament to the power of Bear fellowship and celebration—it’s much more than a party.

Join us in 2024 in Reykjavík, the northernmost capital of the world, for a festival where the essence of the bear community is celebrated. We look forward to welcoming you in the Land of Fire and Ice!

Get your Reykjavík Bear pass now!

Volcanic Activity in Iceland

Iceland is no stranger to volcanic activity. We have recently experienced several volcanic eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula, which is why we have decided not to prioritize the Blue Lagoon as our main lagoon visit this year. Typically these eruptions have been quite localized, and do not affect the rest of the country, including the airport or Reykjavík.

Rest assured that Icelandic authorities and the public are well-prepared for such events, we will continue to keep an eye on any developments and updates from local authorities.

For more information, please see our Volcanic activity information page

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