Summer Iceland Elopement + 7 Things to Do Near Reykjavik

iceland elopement

Mariah Treiber

September 30, 2022

Like so many, Maddy and Isaac postponed their wedding for over a year due to the pandemic, but that just gave them the chance to tie the knot in one of the world’s dreamiest elopement locations. If Iceland wasn’t at the top of your list, it will be now. Maddy and Isaac they decided to have a small and intimate Iceland elopement with some of their closest friends and family. When they asked our team if we could help them document their wedding with photo & video, we jumped at the chance! We’re all about unique travel destinations!

Destination Wedding Photography & Videography Team

As destination wedding photographers, were able to help Maddy and Isaac with the planning (a perk of working with us). We found a gorgeous field of wildflowers that we all unanimously fell in love with for their ceremony site. Maddy’s dad officiated their Iceland wedding, which made the day even more special. If you have a group of friends and family willing to travel the world for your wedding day, you know it’s going to be epic. Their crew was absolutely amazing! 

Interested in an Iceland elopement? This dream location is perfect for those seeking beauty and adventure. Plus, there are so many things to do near Reykjavik that are sure to make your destination wedding vacation and honeymoon unforgettable!

7 Extraordinary Things to Do Near Reykjavik

See the Northern Lights

While the Northern Lights are usually easier to see in the winter, many people prefer to go during the summer. You can easily book a tour from Reykjavik that will pick you up at your hotel and take you out of the city. Be sure to check that it’s not too cloudy before you leave, otherwise you won’t be able to see the spectacular green lights in the sky. 

Tour the Golden Circle

The Golden Circle is 190 miles long and consists of Iceland’s top 3 attractions found in nature: Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir geothermal area, and Gullfoss Waterfall. You can either rent a car to drive and see these locations at your own pace, or you can choose to book a tour with knowledgeable guides. 

Swim in the Blue Lagoon

Need to relax after a long day of exploring? Book a tour to relax in the world-renown Blue Lagoon. When you arrive, grab a drink at the bar, and then enjoy the water’s healing properties. You can even try a soothing mud mask to cleanse your pores. Even though it’s Iceland, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit!

Hike on a Glacier

Go on a hiking experience like no other. Try a glacier hike! You’ll get to trek through snow and ice, all while gazing at stunning views. The top glaciers known for hiking include: SólheimajökullJökulsárlón, and Langjökull. Be sure to bring hiking boots, thick socks, water, a warm coat, and anything else your guide recommends. 

Go Whale Watching

Experience the mesmerizing beauty of whales up close. Now is your chance! There are several tours to choose from, and you’ll get the opportunity to watch these gorgeous creatures in their natural habitat while you sit with warm coffee or hot chocolate. Be sure to bring a thick coat and your camera!

Take a Food Tour

Interested in trying local cuisine? Book a food tour! Many tours will have you visit 5-6 restaurants, and all the food is included in the tour price. You can taste some of the local favorites including the Icelandic hot dog, fermented shark, lamb meat soup, fish stew, and many more! Wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring your appetite!

Fly in a Helicopter

Take in panoramic views of the stunning Iceland landscape from the sky. Try taking a helicopter tour! These tours can be specific to what you would like to see. Many tours begin at Reykjavik City Airport. Then, you have options to see a volcano, waterfalls, glaciers, geothermal areas, and much more. Icelandic helicopter tours are great for couples seeking adventure without the hassle of waiting in lines or driving in the car for hours. 

Book Your Iceland Elopement with Us!

Needless to say, we all absolutely loved celebrating Maddy and Isaac in the wonderland that is Iceland. We were able to take some gorgeous portraits as well as plenty of emotive candids of the newlyweds and their guests. If you are interested in an Iceland wedding, please contact our team, and we can help you coordinate and plan out your elopement! Destination elopement experiences are unforgettble, and we can’t wait to capture all your biggest moments from behind the lens. 


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