Iceland honeymoon

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What to do in Iceland?

Iceland is one of Europe’s fastest growing tourist destinations and with so much beauty, variety and culture, it’s no wonder that tourists keep returning to the island. If you haven’t yet been and are wondering if Iceland is for you, be inspired our top 5 reasons to travel to Iceland:

  • For a trip that’s suitable for any age or traveller. Whether you’re travelling with children, with friends, as a couple or going solo, Iceland is the perfect destination. Children and adults alike will be blown away by the dramatic cliffs of the fjords or the thrill of seeing a whale up close.
  • For a culture trip. Reykjavik is well known for its artsy atmosphere and you will notice this as soon as you step foot in this cool city, with cool bars, cafes, museums, galleries and shops around every corner.
  • For delicious food. Stay in Reykjavik for a taste of haute cuisine in any of the cool, minimalistic restaurants that are becoming famous here, or go off the beaten track; going on a fishing trip in the afternoon to catch your evening meal. Iceland’s fresh seafood is unbeatable and this alone is well worth the trip!
  • For an experience of Iceland’s animals. See the wild ponies that roam the fjords here as you hike around this incredible location. Visit the westman islands to see the famous puffins that live here in their hundreds. Go on a once in a lifetime cruise to see the whales and killer whales that live in the waters surrounding Iceland.  
  • For more natural beauty than you’ve ever seen. Visit one of the many stunning waterfalls, fjords, villages, beaches, cities or forests here, which are almost entirely untouched. Godafoss, meaning ‘the waterfall of the gods’ is just one unmissable spot, why not have a picnic here to truly enjoy it. The black sand beach is just one example of an incredible Icelandic cove, with so many more, such as Diamond Beach.
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Start planning your honeymoon in Iceland

A honeymoon in Iceland promises to be extraordinary, as you and your love ski down wintry slopes, rejuvenate in the Blue Lagoon's waters, or marvel at the glow of the aurora borealis, while urban delights await in the edgy capital of Reykjavik. Whether you're a culture tripper, foodie, or adventure seeker, an Iceland honeymoon is just what you need.

What makes Iceland a great honeymoon destination?

Iceland's otherworldly landscapes await in the form of thundering waterfalls, geysers, and lagoons. The Ring Road weaving around the island is popular, but there are also shorter adventures like the Golden Circle near Reykjavik. You'll also witness plenty of wildlife in these stunning habitats. Curious food-lovers will have a blast with intriguing seafood preparations and local drinks. Evaneos partners with local English-speaking agencies who will ensure you have a thoroughly amazing local experience.

The best honeymoon activities and experiences in Iceland

The best honeymoon spots in Iceland offer a wealth of experiences, including reindeer rides, hot springs, hiking, or a night of partying on the town. No matter whether it's summer or winter, you'll have plenty to choose from on an Iceland honeymoon.

  • Chase the Northern Lights

If you're hoping to catch the famed northern lights, plan your trip in winter when the skies are darkest. Jökulsárlón is an excellent location to spot those supernatural multicolored hues. A tripod is a must if photography is your thing.

  • Relax in natural geothermal pools

While the human-made Blue Lagoon is a top attraction with most visitors, you can also find more secluded and natural geothermal pools scattered around the island. You're sure to find one along the route you plan to take.

  • Ride along the black-sand beaches

Reynisfjara, near Vik along the southern coast, is a top-rated black sand beach that merits a visit for its dramatic landscapes. How about a romantic trip along these shores on an Icelandic horse?

  • Spot incredible wildlife

Húsavík, the whale watching capital of Iceland, is known for diverse whale species, while Látrabjarg Peninsula in the Westfjords region beckons with its puffins, razorbills, and migratory seabirds. Look out for silver foxes, reindeer, elks, and walruses.

  • Romance in eclectic Reykjavik

Spend the day wandering the charming and vibrant capital city of Reykjavik. Climb to the top of Hallgrimskirkja Church and gaze over the city's colorful homes or take a romantic stroll along the waterfront. Book a dinner at one of its top restaurants, such as Perlan. This fine-dining spot doubles as an architectural marvel, with panoramic views of town—a perfect way to wrap up your Iceland honeymoon!

Tips for planning a honeymoon in Iceland

It's a good idea to spend at least a week enjoying all of Iceland's natural wonders. A great option is a self-drive tour on a route like the Ring Road. The country is one of the safest in the world, but take note of the shorter days and seasonal driving conditions during the winter months. Summers are no less exciting in the Land of the Midnight Sun, where the endless daylight gives you plenty of time for diverse outdoor pursuits. For more tips, check out the best time to travel to Iceland. Don't miss out on more inspiration for a romantic getaway with these other great honeymoon destinations

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