The Land of Fire and Ice can be a romantic destination for lovers looking to do something out of the ordinary. Once the activity and excitement of planning a wedding and throwing a reception are over, it’s time to relax. More and more couples are opting to visit Iceland for their post-nuptial vacation. With an endless array of lava fields, black sand beaches, and wonders like the Northern Lights, it’s no surprise. Let’s look at all that awaits you when you decide to do an Iceland honeymoon.
Iceland Honeymoon: A Romantic Retreat
One of the most romantic things you can do on your post-wedding getaway to Iceland is relaxing together. The world famous Blue Lagoon geothermal spa gives you the chance to do just that with their spa retreat packages. Spend a relaxing few hours during your Iceland honeymoon getting pampered receiving massages and facial treatments.
The Retreat Spa is made just for two, so it’s an intimate setting to escape with your loved one for a few hours. Leave the whole world behind in this fantasy-like volcanic lagoon. You’ll get all the benefits of the milky, turquoise, mineral-infused water without all of the hassle of the crowds at Iceland’s most popular attraction.
Honeymoon in Iceland Ideas for Adventure Seekers
Everyone’s idea of the perfect honeymoon is different, and a honeymoon in Iceland is no exception. One of the things our country is best known for is its wide variety of outdoor pursuits. From hiking in Landmannalaugar to horse riding on
Icelandic horses, there are lots of unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences to be had. Perhaps one of the most exciting options is to do a caving tour.
Our beautiful territory is covered in glaciers. In the Skaftafell zone of Vatnajökull glacier, ice caving is one of the possibilities. As you trek through the ghostly interiors of these Icelandic ice caves, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to another world. If you’re drawn to adventure activities related to our magnificent ice caps, you can also do a glacier hike during your honeymoon in Iceland. Imagine how exhilarating it will feel crossing a glacier together with your new husband or wife.
Volcanic Black Sand Beaches
Another famous honeymoon destination is Hawaii. Like Iceland, they are also volcanic islands with lava fields and black sand beaches. But our country’s volcanic beaches are completely different.
One of the most scenic and dramatic dark Icelandic beaches is close to the quaint fishing village of Vik. Here, you’ll find volcanic sea stacks and hexagonal basalt columns along the shore. Unsurprisingly, this area was chosen as a filming location for Game of Thrones due to its otherworldly appearance. Taking a leisurely stroll hand-in-hand as you explore will be an unforgettable memory for you both.
If you’re looking for accommodation in the area, the Black Beach Luxury Suites feature views of the ocean
There’s also the black beach at Solheimasandur, which is the site of a haunting plane wreck. All that remains of the 1973 crash is today aircraft’s fuselage and it is an awe-inspiring sight.
Another dark beach is the magical Diamond Beach just across the Ring Road from Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon. Unfortunately, you won’t find actual diamonds here. The sparklers that people refer to are actually chunks of ice that have washed ashore from a nearby glacier. They range in size from as small as a pint of ice cream to as large as an SUV. Getting some photos next to the large blocks of ice will be a favorite memory in your honeymoon photo album.
Honeymooning in Iceland with the Northern Lights
This is probably one of the coolest activities you can do while honeymooning in Iceland. The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are mother nature’s hypnotizing nighttime light show in the sky. You’ll be mesmerized as waves of emerald, amethyst and turquoise dance across the heavens.
If you’re planning on honeymooning in Iceland to see the Northern Lights, make sure you come at the right time of year. They start to become visible from the middle of September onward and disappear after mid-March. And be sure to pack well and bundle up. You and your honey will definitely need to hold each other close just stay warm. But isn’t that part of the fun?
Take an Iceland Road Trip
You could also do what many of the visitors to our fair shores opt for: and Iceland road trip. That could be traveling around the Ring Road on a 7-day itinerary or taking a day trip to Snaefellsnes Peninsula. All of our international travelers arrived at Keflavik international airport, which is about 40 minutes outside of Reykjavik. You can spend some time exploring the capital city or hit the road immediately with your car, camper van or motorhome rental.
One of the top tourist routes in Iceland as the Golden Circle driving circuit. It features the wonders of Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall, and the geysers of Haukadalur Valley. This collection of natural highlights is part of a larger circular route with several additional stops you can make.
You might be lucky enough to be here in the summer during the time of the Midnight Sun. If so, you’ll have plenty of hours to squeeze in all of these fun extra detours along the way. Just pay attention to the time so you don’t suffer from fatigue while driving.
Further afield is the aforementioned Snaefellsnes Peninsula to the north and dark sand beaches along the South Coast. There are also some gorgeous waterfalls such as Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss en route to Vik.
Iceland Honeymoon Packages
Of course, you may just want to let someone else take care of organizing everything. After all, you’ve probably just spent the last year or so planning an amazing wedding for your friends and family. This is completely understandable and I don’t blame you. If this is your case, simply take advantage of one of the many Iceland honeymoon packages offered by travel companies.
You can start to get some ideas based on what I’ve talked about but there are so many more options available to you. Feel free to take a look around our blog to see all of the fun things to do in Iceland.
There are Iceland honeymoon packages suited to every taste, travel style, and budget. Whichever package you ultimately choose will likely be a reflection of the activities you have always enjoyed doing as a couple. So talk to your significant other about the kind of trip that will be perfect for both of you. You’ll no doubt be able to find something amazing for what will surely be one of the most meaningful trips of your life.
All right, now you’re ready for your honeymoon Iceland experience. All you have to do is pack your bags, book your flights, and get ready to discover this amazing country. When thinking about destinations for your honeymoon, Iceland might seem like an unusual choice at first. But once you’ve learned a little bit more about this quirky Nordic island, you’ll see that there’s much more than meets the eye. In fact, you might even be the envy of all of your friends for choosing such an off-the-beaten-path honeymoon destination.
Congratulations on getting married and we hope that you live happily ever after once you return from enchanting Iceland.