Sunday, 24 July 2016
Iceland is becoming an ideal location for honeymoons, and once you arrive you'll see why. This charming country is a must for its incomparable landscape - waterfalls, volcanoes and no end of geothermal and heated pools for you to relax in for that added touch of indulgence and pampering. From hikes to horses, bubbles to boat rides, the activities in Iceland are so varied there's something to suit everybody.
Reykjavik is a thriving and vibrant central hub, with all of the charm of a capital city but less of the bustle. Excellently located for travelling out to the Golden Circle or South Shore, you'll be home in time for an amazing fish dinner, freshly caught at the harbour. You can find some amazing hidden gems off the beaten track and wonders just a short drive from your hotel. Icelanders are friendly and welcoming, plus they speak good English so no fumbling around with phrase books.
Here are some of our favourite ideas for your honeymoon in Iceland - what better way to enter your adventure as a married couple than to set out on an Icelandic adventure of your own?
Stay at Blue Lagoon Hotel complete with a private pool
The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most well-known and well-loved destination hotspots. Its location between Keflavik airport and Reykjavik means that you can start your honeymoon in style as soon as you land in Iceland- off the plane, into the pool! Soak in the luxurious thermal pool, where you can toast your happiness at the in-pool bar or treat yourself to a massage. There's even a restaurant on site so you can continue your Blue Lagoon experience into the evening. Why stop there? The Blue Lagoon hotel is a calm and peaceful place to spend the night and offers a private pool for that extra feeling of getting away from it all.
Watch for the Northern Lights in Luxury
One of the best reasons to visit Iceland on your honeymoon is to spot the indescribable Northern Lights. Visible anytime between September and April, the peak time for seeing the Lights in Iceland is October to March, where good forecasts can bring the most vivid colours dancing across the night sky. To increase your chances of seeing the Aurora we always recommend staying in the countryside, away from light pollution in the city (although you can see the Lights from Reykjavik as well). Hotel Grimsborgir is one of our favourite places to stay in the countryside. This beautiful hotel offers 4* rooms and an excellent view, and its friendly staff provide a wake-up call service so you won't be staying up all night to look for the Lights.
If you're after something more novel on your honeymoon, why not look for the Lights through the roof of your hotel room? Try out the bubble hotel in Keflavik, where you can lie beneath the stars and be surrounded by Icelandic woodland - it's a fairytale location, with the opportunity to see the most wondrous greens and blues streaking overhead. Sounds magical, right?
Iceland is beautiful from pretty much every angle - even when flying in you'll be able to see the mountains and lava fields of this volcanic country, an amazing sight. To explore Iceland from overhead, take a helicopter tour over Reykjavik and marvel at the charming colourful houses you can see spotted below. From cities to mountain ranges in no time, you'll be amazed that this is still the same country! Stop atop a mountain and admire the view - it is bound to take your breath away, and it's a perfect view to share with the love of your life. From here you'll head on to Soley Health Spa, one of Iceland's hidden gems. This spa offers exclusive beauty and massage treatments so by the end of the day you'll feel well and truly pampered to your heart's content.
Romantic Getaway Packages (Summer & Winter)
This is your special break, the start of the rest of your lives as a married couple. That's why we welcome your suggestions. We at All Iceland can tailor-make packages to suit you. Do you love puffins and snowmobiling? We'll book those tours for you, along with accommodation at the best in luxury hotels Iceland has to offer. Our Icelandic experts can arrange those little extras- bubbly on arrival, recommendations for daytrips and meals out - that you'll remember for years to come. Make your honeymoon experience truly unforgettable with a stay in the land of ice and fire - perfect for the adventurer.
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