Many couples are jetting off to Iceland for their big day. It is such a beautiful country that provides stunning scenery in which you can hold your wedding. But what about after you’ve got married? Thankfully, there is plenty to keep you busy in this gorgeous landscape. So be sure to spend a couple of days exploring Iceland after your wedding. Here are some of the best experiences and activities you could do afterwards.
The country’s capital is a vibrant city that is bursting with culture. It may only be small, but there is plenty to do. You can discover Viking history in the Saga Museum and enjoy gourmet meals in the futuristic Pearl restaurant. For an extra special night out, head to the Harpa concert hall for a classical music concert or theater show. If you only have a day to explore, book a city tour with an Iceland holiday company.
The South Coast
South Iceland is known as the country’s ‘volcano zone’! There are many natural wonders to discover, including the stunning Thingvellir national park. This is the perfect destination for couples of want to celebrate their recent nuptials with some hiking! There is also plenty of fishing to be had on Lake Thingvallavatn. If you’re staying in Reykjavik, the park isn’t too far away. It’s just a 35-minute drive. So perfect for a day trip!
Many newlyweds head out to the scenic Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The large icecap on the peninsula is Snaefellsjökull. It was mentioned in the famous novel ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ by Jules Verne. There are many other areas of natural beauty on the peninsula, including fjords and volcanic craters. The peninsula is under a two-hour drive from Reykjavik. Many people choose to stay overnight in the nearest town of Stykkisholmur.
The Blue Lagoon is a perfect destination for newlyweds who are looking to relax and unwind after their big day. It’s just a 40-minute drive out of Reykjavik. This large lagoon is situated in a black lava field and offers bathers some unmissable views. The water is heated to a balmy 30° and all the natural algae and mineral salts in it help to exfoliate the skin. There are plenty of facilities at the lagoon, including lockers, changing rooms, and restaurants.
A small town in northern Iceland, Akureyri is another great destination for couples who want to relax after the stress of their wedding. It is a quiet town so will make a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of Reykjavik. The town is one of the best spots for bird watching in Iceland, especially at the rock formations of Naustaborgir. These rock formations are certainly the place to head if you want some striking wedding photos! Don’t forget to visit the National Park Krossanesborgir either for more scenic views.
There are lots of reasons why Iceland is quickly becoming the most popular destination for weddings abroad. The selection of post-wedding activities is just one of them!