Honeymoon in Iceland

Geysers, lagoons, waterfalls and volcanos – a honeymoon in Iceland is perfect for adventure seekers…

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A land of ice and fire, a honeymoon in Iceland will leave you in awe of its otherworldly beauty. Snow, geysers, mountains and waterfalls. Many couples will start their honeymoon in Iceland in the famed Blue Lagoon. Before you even check into your hotel, you can take a detour from Keflavik International Airport to this geothermal gem on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

The friendly capital city, Reykjavík, is compact enough to explore in a couple of days with many highlights like the Golden Circle tour accessible on a day trip. Visit the Sky Lagoon, see the ice cave at the Perlan museum, take in a show at the beautiful Harpa concert hall and marvel at the architecture of the towering church, Hallgrimskirkja.

Many couples plan a honeymoon in Iceland during wintertime so they can witness the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. Booking a northern lights tour is an essential add-on to your itinerary from October to April (book a tour on the first night, if they don’t appear you’ll have other chances to see them on subsequent nights).

We also love Iceland in summer for a romantic honeymoon road trip. The Ring Road will take you to the far corners of this unique island with plenty of adventure to be found. With moon-like landscapes, mesmerising waterfalls, dramatic glaciers, quaint villages, green mountains and black sand beaches, this is a journey with a difference.

Hire a car and head for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park, one of the first stops on the Golden Circle tour. This is where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet. Explore Geysir Geothermal Area, hike Almannagjá gorge and snorkel or dive at Silfra. Stay the night in a bubble dome tent.

Take the Ring Road south, stop at Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss waterfalls, the black sand beaches at Vík, Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon with its floating icebergs and Diamond Beach. Make your way east towards the fishing town of Hofn, which sits beside Iceland’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull. If you’re travelling in July, you might catch the lobster festival in the town.

In the country’s north, you’ll find Mývatn. During winter, it’s known as the ‘Northern Lights capital of Iceland’. During the summer, there is so much to do. You can explore tiny villages like Húsavík where you can go whale watching. See the magnificent Godafoss and Dettifoss waterfalls. Explore Akureyri, Iceland’s second ‘city’, and Siglufjörður, the most northerly town. Head back west via the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Stop at Black Lava Pearl Beach. Hike Djúpalónssandur beach to Dritvík cove before heading back to Reykjavik.

An abundance of natural beauty awaits for intrepid couples on a honeymoon in Iceland and it is the perfect alternative honeymoon destination for those who don’t want a tropical beach like the Maldives or Barbados! If you’re planning a multi-destination honeymoon, there are direct flights to most major European and the North America‘s northeast cities.

Best time to visit Iceland

The best time to visit Iceland for a winter honeymoon, including the Northern Lights, is from October to April when the days are short and the temperatures are cold. Summer is from June to September, although expect cold weather with average temperatures in Reykjavik of 10°C / 50°F. This is a great time for a road trip on the Ring Road. Rainfall can be expected all year round.

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Is Iceland good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in Iceland is perfect for an adventure with a difference.

How long do you need for a honeymoon in Iceland? We recommend at least 7-10 nights for a honeymoon in Iceland, although many couples plan short winter trips of 4-5 nights to see the Northern Lights, too.

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