As more and more features of Iceland have started happening on various social media platforms, it seems to be THE place for millennials. Also, it is a place with alluring landscapes, dreamy aurora borealis, innumerable waterfalls, steaming fields, and glacier hikes. As a result, an Iceland honeymoon seems like an experience of a lifetime. What are you waiting for? Pink, black, and golden beaches await your presence.
Here are 8 reasons why you should DEFINITELY consider an Iceland honeymoon:
1) Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon
Located in south-west Iceland, Jökulsárlón is a stupendous glacial lagoon and a magical treat for the eyes. 1000-year-old icebergs in different shapes and sizes meeting with black volcanic sands is a sight nothing less than a surreal and ethereal beauty. The lagoon, which is just 80-years old, is getting bigger day by day. And every time you visit, there’s a new beauty to behold. Each visit is special and unique. Besides that, you’ll have seagulls and sea lions keeping you company. Jökulsárlón is surely an experience of a lifetime and one you should definitely witness with your bae.
2) Grjótagjá cave
Relax and rejuvenate in this natural hot water spring that is located not far from the capital, Reykjavik. It is insanely blue geothermally heated water. Moreover, you can enjoy the healing steam on your face. It has two entrances and a rocky path leading to this exquisite beauty. Although bathing has been banned here recently, many travelers still go ahead and dip in the water. So it’s all good unless you’re a proper rule follower.
3) Goðafoss waterfall
Popularly known as the ‘Waterfall of the Gods’, this majestic waterfall has a historical value. As the story goes, Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði, a local chieftain, decided that Icelanders should be Christians. Consequently, this led to the statues of the old Pagan gods being thrown in this waterfall.
4) Kirkjufell Mountain
Kirkjufell mountain is a truly symmetrical and beautiful cone-shaped mountain located on the Snaefellsnes peninsula. It is, without a doubt, the most photographed mountain in Iceland and is the most iconic experiences ever. Can you imagine being here and being lucky enough to witness the northern lights? (The best charm of an Iceland honeymoon) The beauty would be unimaginable. Fun fact, Game of Thrones made this spot insanely famous in episode 6 of the latest season
5) Saxholl crater
Saxholl crater is a small mountain located just off of Road 574 in Snæfellsjökull National Park. A convenient and quick climb to the top and you get a magnificent view of the glacier on one side, lava fields covered with moss and the stunning shoreline.
6) The route from Hellnar to Arnarstapi
The route from Hellnar to Arnarstapi is a beautiful 5 km hike on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula with truly magnificent views from lava fields and rock arches to the stunning coastline around Arnarstapi and basalt columns. Around the harbor, you will hear a myriad of birds squawking mostly kittiwakes, gulls, and Arctic tern.
You can commence the route from either Hellnar to Arnarstapi to walk the coastline between the two amazingly stunning towns. Get ready for witnessing the greenest of greens fields, bluest waters, and majestic mountains. Any day spent hiking sounds like a good day, doesn’t it?
7) Ytri Vik cottages
A half-hour outside of Akureyri, the biggest city in North Iceland, Ytri Vik cottages are located in the most picturesque sight ever. Close your eyes and think about the most tranquil sight ever, this is it. The cottages are super cozy with mostly all amenities included. There is a private geothermal pool at the side where you can relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, alongside a barbeque and patio. Ytri Vik is not just an accommodation but a destination in themselves and it is safe to say: one of the most peaceful and surreal locations ever.
8) If these reasons weren’t convincing enough, here’s a picture of the magnificent aurora borealis and an Icelandic horse that is as charming as they come.
Iceland is a sheer magnificent beauty and definitely a country to visit at least once in a lifetime. You’ll find yourself with a camera every 10 minutes because of the intangible beauty in every corner. Wedamor recommends this gem of an island for a literally magical honeymoon experience. An Iceland honeymoon does look magical with pure bliss awaiting you.