The Top 5 Places for a Honeymoon in Iceland

Iceland is a surprisingly nice destination for a honeymoon. Here are the top five places in Iceland to spend some quality time with your significant other.

When you think about a honeymoon, you might picture a sunny resort by the beach where you can sip margaritas all day long. If that’s the kind of honeymoon you fantasise about, then Iceland might not be the place you’re looking for.

If, on the other hand, you’re an adventurous type of traveler that loves unique nature and new experiences, Iceland might be the ideal destination for your honeymoon. I’ve selected five destinations in Iceland which I think are perfect for spending a honeymoon, or a romantic getaway, with your significant other.


1. Downtown Reykjavik

Swans and ducks on Reykjavik's pond. Sunny day in Reykjavik. Tjörnin, "The Pond" in Reykjavik. Unsplash/Evelyn Paris. 

Being based in Reykjavik’s city center could be a good idea for honeymooners. Staying at a nice hotel in the city while going on day-tours to explore Iceland’s magnificent nature sounds like a good plan, right?

If you need ideas with some things to do and see in (and around) Reykjavik, here are a few suggestions:

2. Hotel Rangá

A cabin-style hotel, dark sky and bright green northern lights. During the colder months, Hótel Rangá is an ideal spot for Northern lights hunting. Flickr/Greenland Travel. 

Hotel Rangá is a gorgeous hotel in the southern part of Iceland, within reach from most of Iceland’s most amazing natural sites. The hotel is a fantastic place to stay, whatever the season, and very strategically located. I recommend renting a car to make it easier for you to explore the nearby attractions. Check out Hotel Rangá’s website here



3. Búðir

A small black church built of wood at Búðir, Iceland. Blue sky and green grass. Búðakirkja church. Unsplash/Ghost Presenter. 

Búðir is a true gem, located in the Snæfellsnes peninsula in Iceland’s western region. Búðir’s most famous landmark is Búðakirkja Church, which is extremely pretty and suitable for small weddings (in case you haven’t tied the knot already!).

The hotel at Búðir is definitely “nice enough” for a honeymoon and they have a pretty good restaurant at the hotel as well. 



4. Akureyri

An outdoor barrel hot tub at the beer spa, northern IcelandThe Beer Spa is a pretty unique spa, just 20 minutes away from Akureyri. Travelade/Nína. 

Akureyri is the biggest town in Iceland’s northern region. The town is very charming and has loads of nice hotels and restaurants to choose from. The best thing about being based in Akureyri is that there are so many amazing attractions within reach, and a famous tourist route called The Diamond Circle. Here are some suggestions of things to do and see around Akureyri:



5. The Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon, Iceland, seen from air. The Blue Lagoon is ideal for a relaxing honeymoon. Travelade/iStock. 

If you want your honeymoon to be a multi-day spa session, staying at the Blue Lagoon is definitely the way to go. The hotel at the Blue Lagoon is upscale and a bit pricey, but it’s an ideal alternative for those who are determined to have an incredibly luxurious honeymoon. The Blue Lagoon is located in Reykjanes peninsula, midway from the Keflavik Intl. Airport and Reykjavik, which makes it easy for you to spend just one or two nights there and then spend the rest of your honeymoon where the rooms are maybe a bit cheaper.


This article is entirely based on my opinion. The hotels that are featured in this article did not offer sponsorship of any kind when the article was written.