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. 

Here are some Iceland elopements we have featured: 

Elopement In Southern Iceland, A Love Story

Intimate Snaefellsnes Peninsula Wedding in Budir, Iceland

Rainy Iceland Elopement at Reynisfjara Beach

Iceland Elopement Locations

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. 

Photo by Zakas Photography

 

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. 

1. Godafoss Waterfall

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.

2. 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.

3. Glymur Waterfall 

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! 

4. Gullfoss waterfall 

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 elopement packages

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. 

1. 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. 

2. 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! 

3. 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 elopement at black sand beach

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:

1. 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. 

2. Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon

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.

Iceland cave elopement portraits

Photo by Zakas Photography

 

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 for at least 2 weeks before your wedding date. 

Photo by Leszek Nowakowski

 

Top 5 Things to Remember When Planning an Elopement in Iceland

  1. There are so many beautiful places here! You can’t go wrong with any of them.
  2. The high season is June-August, and the lower seasons are during Fall and Winter.
  3. Weather in Iceland is mild. Always pack some rain gear and hiking boots.
  4. Remember to obtain permits and pay location fees (if applicable).
  5. Don’t get overwhelmed! Plan an adventurous hike and partner with our photographers to help plan your special day in Iceland.

waterfall iceland elopement

Vendors to Build your Perfect Iceland Elopement Package

Photographers

The following Iceland elopement photographers live in or work in Iceland full-time and would be the perfect place to start your elopement planning.

Are you still looking for the best place to elope and not set on Iceland? Look into elopement packages in some of our favorite locations:

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