The natural beauty of Iceland’s incredible landscape has made it a no.1 destination for many couples looking for a wedding venue with a difference.
Not only, does Iceland offers the most photogenic backdrop for any wedding but it also provides a magical setting for a honeymoon. Many couples are combining destination wedding ceremonies with romantic, yet, adventure-packed honeymoons. Iceland now has so many airline providers making regular flights to Reykjavik that couples from around the globe are choosing Iceland for their special day.
The key to organizing a wedding in Iceland is to designate a wedding planner or select a hotel experience in organizing weddings for overseas guests. The legal requirements are unique to Iceland and it is important that your wedding is planned well in advance.
Hotel Rangá’s wedding planner makes getting married in Iceland simple. Here are some tips for arranging a wedding with a difference.
There are many venue choices for wedding ceremonies located within a short drive of Hotel Rangá, each of which offers wonderful opportunities for photography.
For religious ceremonies, Oddi Church lies just ten minutes from Hotel Rangá and is on one of the oldest church sites in Iceland, the current church was built in 1924 and offers an intimate and romantic setting with a panoramic landscape.
A popular outdoor venue is Gluggafoss which lies in a hidden valley called Fljótshlíð. Fljótshlíð was the home of Gunnar in Hlíðarenda, one of the most memorable characters in Njáls Saga, a famous historic Icelandic Saga.
Gluggafoss is unique for its three arches that look like windows which have been formed from water falling down the soft cliffs, from Gluggafoss there are beautiful views over the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier.
Another natural location is on the banks of the River Rangá, just a short walk from the hotel. The River Rangá offers a tranquil setting in the heart of the countryside with stunning views of the Mt. Hekla and
Eyjafjallajökull, Þríhyrningur (an extinct volcano) and the Westman Islands in the distance.
If you are planning a wedding, honeymoon or a combination of the two, Iceland offers couples the opportunity to be truly surrounded by the beauty of nature at its most spectacular.