Welcome to Reykjavik Bear, the heart of the Icelandic bear community and the home of the RVKBear festival. Founded on the legacy of friendship and celebration, Reykjavik Bear is a beacon of warmth and welcome in the cool climate of Iceland, inviting bears and bear enthusiasts from around the globe to gather, connect, and celebrate in the world’s northernmost capital.
Reykjavik Bear was born from the legendary spirit of Bears on Ice, taking the torch forward in 2019 with a fresh vision and renewed spirit. At its core, Reykjavik Bear is more than an event organizer; it’s a community builder. The formation of Bangsafélagið, or the Bears of Iceland, marked the beginning of our journey to cultivate a supportive and vibrant bear community right here in Reykjavik. This non-profit organization is the driving force behind the RVKBear festival, dedicated to creating inclusive, memorable experiences that echo the ethos of the bear community: friendship, inclusivity, and joy.
Our mission is to host a festival that transcends the traditional party scene, creating a unique blend of cultural immersion, nature exploration, and social connections. We aim to showcase the stunning beauty of Iceland while fostering a space where individuals from diverse backgrounds can form meaningful connections. Reykjavik Bear is committed to promoting a sense of belonging and community, encouraging participants to forge friendships that last a lifetime.
The RVKBear festival is the annual Bear event that has quickly become a must-visit for the international bear community. Despite its challenging beginnings, the festival has grown exponentially, drawing guests from across the world to experience the magic of Iceland together. With a curated mix of nature tours to iconic destinations like the Golden Circle and dipping into Iceland’s most famous geothermal lagoons, vibrant nightly parties, and an array of activities, the festival is a celebration of the enduring spirit of the bear community.
Reykjavik Bear invites you to join us for an unforgettable experience in Iceland. Whether you’re a long-standing member of the bear community or simply looking for a festival that promises more than just a party, RVKBear is the place to be. Here, you’ll find not just new friends and beautiful landscapes, but a sense of home and community.
Come be a part of our story and make memories to tell for a lifetime. Welcome to Reykjavik Bear – where every moment is an adventure, and every face is a friend.