Do you prefer a cool or cold weather honeymoon destination? Do you want an adventure with lots of activities and outdoorsy things to do? Do you want to try new foods or visit quirky museums? Do you want to see fabulous waterfalls, glaciers, mountains, black sand beaches and cute towns and cities? Do you want a unique honeymoon that is so different than anything else you’ve done before?
Iceland may be a great honeymoon destination for you!
For honeymooners that are seeking an out of the ordinary honeymoon vacation, filled with unsurpassed natural phenomenon, Iceland is the place to go! The destination offers an amazing array of hands on experiences which will provide the active honeymooner with a rich reward: from kayaking through fjords, glacier walking in summer or winter, Super Jeep excursions to take in the magnificent waterfalls and geysers, a romantic nature baths in mineral hot springs combined with in-water massages and other health treatments, lava and black sand beach horseback riding tours, snorkeling, caving and so much more! For romantic couples seeking a bonding experience with unique activities, Iceland will not disappoint.
What is the best time of year to go?
- Summer months are ideal for those seeking the best in hiking and canoeing or kayaking but even in winter time- there are plenty of active adventures that provide a huge variety of experiences. This is a year-round destination, and honeymooners throughout the year are delighted by the wonders to be found here. In the summer, there is an opportunity to experience the Midnight Sun- while in winter, honeymooners are amazed by the Northern Lights. In the spring, you’ll still see snow on the mountains and the temperature will be cool but not freezing. In the fall, you can get the more moderate temperatures but may get to some of the Northern Lights as well.
If you want to see the Northern Lights, the best time to go is September – March. There will be more tourists in the summer months when it is light almost all the time and the most popular time to travel.
How long should you honeymoon in Iceland?
For honeymooners that have a bit of time and want to see as much as they can, I recommend visiting the entire island for at least 10-14 nights or even longer. This will offer an opportunity to truly see the country without feeling too rushed. You can rent a car and explore on your own with a couple of nights in some of the cities or towns along the way. If you prefer not to drive on your own, we can recommend an escorted group tour with a driver and guide OR if money is not an object, you can have your own driver. There are even some expedition cruises that will circle Iceland.
Some of our honeymooners may not have quite as much time so they may do a couple of nights in Reykjavik with day tours into the countryside. Add on a trip around the Golden Circle in another few days. Head down south to Vik and check out the nearby black sand beaches. There is so much to see and do, that we can honestly say, the longer the better.
What type of unique resorts or accommodations makes your destination so great for honeymooners?
While Iceland does offer a few deluxe accommodations (5 star) both in the city center of Reykjavik and in charming countryside villages, the majority of the hotels in Iceland are a bit more basic than most other countries. Some of the luxury hotels are built with or near the geothermal hot springs The primary focus and draw in Iceland is the nature, not the accommodations. We will usually recommend some of the more unique properties for our honeymooners who want something special.
What are some of the top activities in Iceland?
- Glacier Hikes
- Ice Caves Tours
- Whale Watching
- Seeing amazing waterfalls
- Visiting natural GeoThermal Lagoons
- ATV or snow mobiling tours
- Seeing the Northern Lights
- Food tours
- Horseback riding
- Visiting some funky museums
My Vacation Lady can customize your honeymoon package to include hotels as well as day tour experiences from Reykjavik or a customized self drive around the island. Just let us know what might appeal to you the most and we can work it into your honeymoon itinerary.
For couples that are seeking an out of the ordinary honeymoon vacation that departs from the typical beach destination – in a setting that offers a peaceful connection nature and it’s bounty with a wide range of natural phenomena along with breathtaking scenery, choose Iceland!
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updated June 2023