How many waterfalls does Iceland have? The easier answer is over ten thousand, however no one really knows exactly how many waterfalls are in Iceland. As the glaciers melt, as erosion changes the geological landscape, and as riverbeds overflow and divert to lower ground, waterfalls are disappearing and appearing everyday. In Iceland a significant number of homes obtain their electricity from hydro-dams; which convert the power created by the strong currents of the waterfalls to electrical energy. At Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons, not only do we view the waterfalls as sources of renewable energy, we see them as perfect locations to say ‘I do’.
Iceland’s most known Waterfalls
Along the Icelandic South Coast, and not far from the capital city of Reyjavík, are two of Iceland´s most popular waterfalls. Seljalandfoss and Skógarfoss, both beautiful and very different. Along the Golden Circle, a travel-to-Iceland-must-see, is Gullfoss. Another magnificent sight is Goðafoss, a waterfall found in the Icelandic North. Both Gullfoss and Goðafoss are often compared to the falls which make up Niagara Falls. For decades Niagara Falls has claimed the title of ‘Honeymoon Capital of the World, while Iceland is growing in popularity as the ‘Wedding Capital of the World’. Coincidentally, or not, waterfalls are what draw the lovers to these two areas. Is it the beauty of the waterfalls themselves or the myths that surround the waters which elude to magic and romance? Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons is dedicated to helping you plan the perfect wedding to capture both the beauty and the romance of a waterfall ceremony and (or) photo shoot.
What Iceland Waterfalls are in Movies
Waterfalls in Iceland can make the perfect backdrop to any nuptial ceremony. From powerful currents to trickling streams, or whips of mist and splashes of glacier clean waters, Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons can assist you in finding the perfect waterfall. For the couples interested in glamour; many of Iceland´s waterfalls have co-starred in a a number of Hollywood films, television shows and even Bollywood productions. Dettifoss (Prometheus), Skógarfoss (Sherlock Holms, Walter Mitty and Game of Thrones), and Seljalandasfoss (Noah and the Bollywood film Dilwalea) are popular filming locations.
How to Plan an Iceland Waterfall Wedding
Are you the couple ready to set trek on an adventure to find the idealistic remote waterfall shore, or are you more interested in a simple and easy waterfall ‘I do’? Either way, let Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons help you make it the most magical day you, and your guests, will remember.
Along with every outdoor wedding, there are things to consider. With a waterfall wedding, keep in mind there may be mist, insects (thankfully nothing poisonous, mostly fruit fly like bugs), slippery rocks and soil, and rope barricades for safety precautions.
If your heart is set on an adventurous waterfall wedding, Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons recommends using their ‘Day of Planner‘ services to assist in assembling sound systems, organizing chairs, setting up aisle accessories (i.e greenery garland, candles, petals), and obtaining the proper permits/permission from the landowners.
Depending on the waterfall, a sound system is highly recommended as different waterfalls tend to make more noise than others. Your guest will be thankful to hear your entire ceremony and your vows. Not to mention if you plan on having music when you walk down the isle way. Adding chairs or benches to your ceremony makes for a more intimate and comfortable moment. Making it more enjoyable for your guests. It is also more pleasing to the eye in your wedding photographs.
Iceland Weddings and Honeymoons can also lend a hand in providing you, your guests, suggestions on footwear and attire depending on the waterfall you choose to share your vows by. Most of Iceland’s waterfalls are surrounded by mud which is why it is important to be well prepared during the day. Besides you want to keep your feet dry and warm so that you can really enjoy those dress shoes at the reception.
We just can’t stop gushing over Amy and Todd’s Waterfall Wedding. You read all about their Iceland Wedding on last months blog.