If you are thinking of Iceland as a wedding location – great! Iceland's dramatic landscapes guarantee the most beautiful wedding pictures and memories. Iceland is a loving country, and undoubtedly one of the best places to get married.
Let this Icelandic wedding location guide be of help to you when you start planning your big day.
Reynisfjara is a world-famous beach on Iceland's south coast, about 2.5 hours from Reykjavík. The wild ocean, jet-black beach, and beautiful black basalt columns create a unique setting for your wedding ceremony.
Whether the sun is shining or the weather is more challenging, you will be sure to get the most beautiful photos. Just remember it's a public space, so you probably have to share it with tourists. Also, be aware of the dangerous sneaker waves in this area, and don't wander too close to the ocean.
Dyrhólaey cliff is about 174 km from Reykjavík city and not far away from the beautiful little village Vík. The whole area is very picturesque with Reynisdrangar and Reynisfjara in the background. When the tide is low, you can little caves and rock formations, which are truly beautiful and offer great photo opportunities.
Iceland is referred to as 'the land of fire and ice.' The 'fire' comes from its numerous spectacular geothermal areas - bubbling mud pools, steaming hot springs, and the spurting geyser, and of course, active volcanoes. If you want for your wedding day something truly unique, think about these stunning locations and prepare for some truly epic wedding photos.
Godafoss waterfall offers one of the most beautiful sights to be seen in Iceland. Located right off the Ring Road, often nicknamed the 'waterfall of the gods', pointing to an old Icelandic saga of a man throwing pagan statues into the falls when Icelanders had decided to convert to Christianity.
Iceland is predominantly a Lutheran country but still caters to people of every religion as well as atheists. If you want a church wedding, then you can choose between dozens of churches. There are big ones, tiny ones, picturesque ones, old ones, and traditional ones; there is even one that moves from location to location.
During spring and summer, Iceland becomes carpeted in a myriad of blossoming colors beneath your feet. So if you want to make fantastic wedding photographs, the blooming wildflowers in Iceland will help you. To create truly enchanting photos, head towards the south, and you will be able to make unforgettable photos in the lupines fields at the base of the famous white church, Víkurkirkja. The church, located above the village of Vík, offers very nice views with the ocean and mountains all around.
If you are looking for off-the-beaten-path spots, a super-secret crashed airplane site on the black sand beach. The shell of a DC-3 US Navy plane that crashed in 1973 is interesting itself and is proved to be a unique location for the wedding photos.
This epic waterfall is in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, less than a 30-minute drive from the famous Hotel Budir.
KIRKJUFELLSFOSS is one of the most stunning waterfalls in Iceland. The area offers so many different angles, making it a very handy spot for wedding portraits.
Although Iceland is more known for its black sand beaches, there are a few quite beautiful golden sand beaches for those who prefer a golden accent on their wedding day. These 'off the beaten path' beaches are well worth the trek.
Iceland is famous for its numerous caves, many of which display stunning ice formations. Caves provide a perfect, private space to exchange your vows, and also offer some shelter from the harsh weather that this country is known for. Imagine exchanging your vows against the backdrop of blue ice. Iceland's ice caves come in many beautiful hues from clear right through to deeper blues, turquoise, and even shades of violet. Your 'something blue' never looked so good!
Open your eyes to amazing options for Iceland Wedding Locations!