Iceland Elopement Packages
Iceland is one of the top elopement destinations in the world. With its gorgeous landscapes, it’s easy to see why. Many of our couples want to elope to Iceland, but there are so many areas to pick from that many feel overwhelmed. We created a comprehensive list of locations, vendors, and tips for you to be aware of when you elope in Iceland.
Are you recently engaged? Do you want to elope somewhere romantic and adventurous? Then you came to the right place to build your Iceland Elopement Package.
Disclaimer: While we don’t offer bundled elopement packages, we do provide you with all of the information and resources you will need to create your perfect elopement package. Our Wandering Weddings members are also amazing vendors to ask questions. These members have plenty of experience curating awesome elopement experiences for couples.
How to Elope in Iceland
This is a long resource packed with awesome tips and inspiration. Use the links below to jump right to the section you’d like to check out.
- Elopement Vendors For Your Iceland Elopement Package
- Places to Elope in Iceland
- How to Elope in Iceland
Here are some Iceland elopements we have featured:
Vendors For Your Iceland Elopement Package
When putting together your Iceland elopement package, you want to consider your overall elopement budget. Elopements have a pretty big range when it comes to an average price because it all depends on what vendors you decide to include on your wedding day. Please note that you are not required to include every vendor type in your package.
Are you ready to start planning your Iceland elopement?
Check out our vendor categories to consider when thinking about your elopement package:
These vendors are where most of your elopement budget will be going towards, but for good reason. On average, our photographers will charge $2,500-$6,000 per elopement. This depends on how many hours of coverage (half-day versus full-day) a couple is looking for their Iceland elopement package.
Kara McCurdy Photography
Kari Bjorn Photography
Kári Björn is an Icelandic destination wedding and elopement photographer, available in Iceland and worldwide.
Oshen Davidson Photo
Handcrafting down to earth elopements for couples that crave a wedding day that is as unique as their love.
Christin Eide Photography | Northern Feels
Like elopement photographers, videographers are going to be a great investment for your elopement day to document your adventures together. On average, our videographers will charge $2,500-$6,000 per elopement. Keep in mind, this depends on how long you want your elopement footage to be. For example, a full-day video coverage would cost more versus covering just your elopement ceremony.
On average, our officiant members will charge $500-$800 per elopement. Officiants are great to orchestrate your favorite traditions and wedding vows. It’s also important to note that some other vendors are also officiants, so we recommend always asking.
You don’t necessarily always need a wedding planner for your elopement adventure, but having a planner does help if couples have a very clear elopement vision. The average price for our planner members is $1,000-$3,000. Planners are also great for couples who don’t want to DIY or worry about anything, or couples who live far from their elopement destination.
Since you’re planning an elopement, you’ll need fewer floral arrangements than your average traditional wedding in Iceland. If you aren’t down to DIY your own bridal bouquet, then a florist in Iceland can average from $300 to $600.
Are you looking to elope in Selfoss, Reykjavik, Hafnarfjörður, or Vik? Even though there are plenty of public land options to consider eloping in Iceland, there are also some pretty neat private venues in Iceland too. Our team loves private venues because they do offer you more privacy and flexibility when you two are going to elope. Private venues, on average, will charge $300 to $4,000, depending on the location.
Places to Elope in Iceland
So you’re ready to start planning your elopement in Iceland, but you aren’t sure where you should have your ceremony. Iceland is filled with impressive locations with stunning views. Iceland is also known for its waterfalls, beaches, and meadows.
For your convenience, we have broken down our list into these three different categories to better help you plan your Iceland Elopement.
Iceland Waterfall Elopement Locations
Many stunning waterfalls can be found in Iceland. Waterfalls are ideal locations for your wedding portraits or as a backdrop as you both exchange vows. Something you should remember for waterfall elopement locations: the noise. The bigger the waterfall, the louder it will be. Thus, you may have to get a little further away or raise your voice a little as you say your vows! Since there are so many waterfalls, we decided to break down some of our favorites.
Godafoss Waterfall, or Waterfall of the gods, is horseshoe shape. This shape makes this the perfect spot to get stunning waterfall views in every direction during your ceremony. Please note: this location does get crowded with tourists, so we suggest planning a sunrise elopement here.
Skogafoss or Seljalandsfoss Waterfalls
These two waterfalls are just 30 minutes apart from each other! This distance can give you two different location options for your ceremony and wedding portraits. We also suggest hiking to the top of the Skogafoss waterfall and then walking behind the Seljalandsfoss waterfall. These views define why so many couples elope.
This waterfall is known to be Iceland’s second tallest waterfall, standing at 198 meters high. Note that you can only get to Glymur Waterfall by hiking, which is a moderate hike of about 4.4 miles. This would be a wonderful hike to celebrate your new adventure together!
Gullfoss waterfall translated means ‘golden waterfall’. This waterfall is probably the most known out of the others because it’s a relatively close drive from Reykjavik (about 2 hours).
Iceland Beach and Lagoon Elopement Locations
Iceland is known for its gorgeous landscapes and rushing waterfalls, but it is also known for its ocean views and icy lagoons.
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
One of the most iconic places to elope and have an intimate ceremony has to be Reynisfjara Beach. This black sand beach is on the southern coast of Iceland. It’s also famous for its basalt formations, which come out of the ocean. Another great photo opportunity here is the large stone wall that forms a cave.
Dyrholaey Sea Cliff
If you are looking for a spot to have your ceremony with some epic panoramic coastal views, Dyrholaey Sea Cliff should be on your list as you plan your Iceland elopement. This area can sometimes become crowded during the high seasons, so we suggest planning a sunrise elopement ceremony here!
Jokulsaron Iceberg Glacier Lagoon
If you are looking for something unique, then check out Jokulsaron Iceberg Glacier Lagoon for your elopement destination. This famous glacial lake is an icy dream. This lake is within a national park, and there are multiple icebergs to admire.
Iceland National Parks, Fields, and Caves Elopement Locations
When compiling our list of places to elope in Iceland, we realized there are so many beautiful places to pick for your elopement destination. Besides plenty of waterfalls and beaches, there are also natural caves, fields, cliffs, mountains, and lava fields! We suggest partnering with one of our awesome Iceland elopement photographers to help pick the best spot for you. Here are some more suggestions:
Thingvellir National Park
If you are looking for a place with a little bit of everything for multiple photo opportunities, then check out Thingvellir National Park. Mountain peaks, glacial springs, and dried magma fields surround this park. This location is ideal for couples who love history since this park holds so much Icelandic culture. Thingvallavatn, known as the Lake of the Fields of Parliament and Iceland’s largest natural lake, can also be found here.
Where are our wanderlust couples at? This location is breathtaking! You will feel like you stepped into the world of Game of Thrones within this deep lush valley. Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon is a nature dream in beautiful isolation making it ideal for your elopement and adventure hike after.
How to Elope in Iceland
If you decide to have your ceremony at one of the locations we mentioned above, know that most places in Iceland do not require permits! However, some locations require a fee if you want a private location. We recommend you get together with one of our members to ask all the questions you have regarding specific locations you are loving. We also recommend submitting all your documents at least 2 weeks before your wedding date.
Top 5 Things to Remember When Planning an Elopement in Iceland
- There are so many beautiful places here! You can’t go wrong with any of them.
- The high season is June-August and the lower seasons are during Fall and Winter.
- The weather in Iceland is mild. Always pack some rain gear and hiking boots.
- Remember to obtain permits and pay location fees (if applicable).
- Don’t get overwhelmed! Plan an adventurous hike and partner with our photographers to help plan your special day in Iceland.