Brag Worthy Honeymoon in Iceland

You have planned the most perfect wedding, are you thinking of where to have the perfect honeymoon? The answer is a Honeymoon in Iceland. For those looking for an exciting city break or an exhilarating excursion getaway; Iceland has the answer to every couples’ honeymoon wants and desires.

Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland is a cultural metropolis with something for everyone. Whether you are a foodie, an art lover, a music junkie, or an adventure seeker there is always something to keep you busy in this city full of life. When looking for a place to stay, accommodation options are endless: hotels, hostels, or Airbnbs. Another bonus to staying in the city is there is no need for a vehicle. The city is very walk-able and local bus transportation is affordable and user friendly (you can find the Stræto app HERE. A city break honeymoon in Iceland, in Reykjavik, is full of endless options.

Foodie lovers will enjoy the traditional Icelandic eats found at many local restaurants. Tantalize your taste buds with delicious plates full of some of Iceland´s delicacies: whale, lamb, puffin, fermented shark, and local seafood. Not your style? Then grab a hot dog from the famous SS Pylsur stand by the harbor, otherwise known as the most famous restaurant in Iceland.

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At Perlan, , not only can you treat your eyes to a 360° view Reykjavík, you can take part in their amazing exhibits such as the glacier exhibit which allows you to experience what it is like to walk through a glacier.

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Looking to experience the nightlife on your honeymoon in Iceland? Reykjavík will not disappoint. Taste the local brews, spirits and other beverages at many of the downtown bars and pubs. Most offer live music and happy hour, which is a definitely budget friendly.

For those couples wanting to explore more than just the capital city, day trips are always an option. Either renting a car or booking a bus excursion, couples can explore a bit of Iceland with the comfort of staying in the city. Popular day trips include the Golden Circle, Glacier Lagoon, the amazing waterfalls in Southern Iceland, and the Blue Lagoon. For the adventurous types, there are day trips were couples can hike the glaciers or hike to natural hot springs, ride ATVs to the famous abandoned plane crash site, or snorkel between the tectonic plates in Thingvellir National Park.

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Now that you have decided that a honeymoon in Iceland is the perfect accent to our dream wedding, it is important to dress the part. Whether it is summer or winter we recommend dressing in layers. A pair of light hiking boots and a water resistant jacket can make all the difference. And don´t forget to pack your swimwear. Relaxing in the hotpots at the local pools is a well high regarded pastime in Iceland. You´ll definitely regret not taking part in timeless tradition while honeymooning in Iceland. Many tourists often forget to pack evening attire when visiting Reykjavik, although not all places have dress code, you will be much more comfortable within the crowd if not wearing your winter attire at the restaurants, bars and pubs.

If a honeymoon in Iceland sounds like the fairy tale ending to your nuptials or is on your bucket list, Iceland Wedding and Honeymoons would love to assist in making your dreams come true. Please CONTACT us to find out more.

Kind Regards,
Irene & Team (Mama Planner)

Iceland Wedding Advice: Best Cheap Eats in Reykjavik

Staying on a budget during your Iceland wedding trip is important.  We know, understand and respect this simple fact.  So today we would like to share with you budget places to eat during your Iceland wedding week in Reykjavik.  Enjoy.

1.) The Burger Joint

2.) Baejarins Beztu Pylsur (famous hot dog stand)

2.) Reykjavik Chips 

3.) The Sea Baron (Seagreifinn) – Best Lobster Soup

4.) Viking Kebab

5.) Noodle Station

6.) Hlollabatar

7.) Joi Fel Bakery

8.) Lobster Hut (food truck open typically from April-September)

9.) Bike Cave

10.) Ikea Restaurant  (yes the furniture store)

11.) Sandholt Bakery

12.) Subway  //  Saffran  // Taco Bell //  KFC

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Iceland Wedding: 10 Budget Saving Tips

After deciding you want to get married in Iceland, the next step is to develop out your budget.  Having an Iceland budget wedding can be tough, because remember you are getting married on a remote island and one of the most expensive countries in the world.  But that being said, there are some strategic ways you can take heed on which we bring to your attention today below.

  1. Use a no fee international transaction credit card for all of your Iceland wedding purchases (Our favorites: Chase Sapphire or AMEX Delta).
  2. Pay your Iceland wedding vendors directly. Reason: Some wedding planners in Iceland add on 20-30% service fee (or kick back commission) to your vendor bookings.
  3. Get Married in Iceland in the off season months (late October through April). All of the hotels in Iceland are lower priced during that time period versus Spring/Summer high rack rates.
  4. Instead of sending out formal in mail save-the-dates or Iceland wedding invitations, send them via email instead and have your guests RSVP on your Iceland wedding website.
  5. Forgo the Iceland hair stylist and Iceland makeup artist and take lessons locally before (most major makeup lines will teach you for free as long as you buy the products) or enlist your favorite friend to do for you.
  6. Choose a silk flower bouquet to bring with you versus an expensive fresh flowers for your Iceland wedding bouquet.
  7. Find an Iceland wedding venue that offers an IPod plugin and house speakers to run a playlist off of versus hiring a Iceland DJ or band.
  8. DIY your own Iceland wedding reception centerpieces (Our favorite site: Save On Crafts).
  9. Choose to have a buffet meal versus a 3-5 course plated Iceland wedding reception meal or do a “chef’s choice” option.
  10. Mitigate your Iceland Wedding Reception costs by having table bar service (IE, do not have a formal open bar that guests get up and go to). Work with your reception location on having a designated staffer who will replenish the chosen wine (white and red) and Icelandic beers throughout the night.  If a guest asks specifically for something they can have it but by not forwardly offering cocktails and the 40 year old whisky you’ll find you may save hundreds of dollars.

 

We hope today several of these Iceland wedding planning tips will serve you well.

 

Kind Regards, Irene & Team (Mama Planner)

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Iceland Wedding Packages & Budget Advice

In an ideal destination wedding world, what would your Iceland Wedding Package look like?

Budgets and expectations vary.  Here at, Iceland Weddings & Honeymoons, we help you manage both.  But I do urge you to remember that Iceland is for sure one of the most expensive European countries you could consider having your destination wedding in.  The majority of everything is imported (IE, like liqueur, flowers, and the cost of living is more expensive than NYC) and it is a remote island, remember that tidbit folks!  …a challenging trade off to be wed in such a dynamic inspiring rugged landscape!

There are several things you need to consider as you formulate your Iceland wedding budget such as the following items:

  1. Time of Year (High Season = June-August / Low Season = September-May)
  2. Number of Guests (4, 10, 25, 50, 100 or just you two eloping?)
  3. Region of Iceland that intrigues you… City, North, South, East, West, Fjords!
  4. Type of Wedding Ceremony (Civil, Religious, Nature-Based, Norse/Viking, Humanist, or Non-Denominational).
  5. Photographer Budget.
  6. Location for Ceremony: Private versus Public AND Inside versus Outside
  7. Do you want an Iceland Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist?
  8. Would you like an Iceland Wedding Bouquet and Boutonniere?
  9. Lunch and/or dinner for your guests?  Formal?  Picnic Style?  Brunch?  BBQ?
  10. Extras for your ceremony – IE. If having guests consider having chairs or not… or a sound system if getting married at a waterfall.
  11. Champagne Toast?
  12. Private Room for your group (if guests)?
  13. Iceland Wedding Favors or welcome bags (if having guests).

There are ways to make an Iceland wedding budget more affordable by possibly skipping some of the above “extras” and we are happy to do brainstorming with you to seek out possible options.

Are you having an Iceland wedding of 10-25 guests? Maybe you only need…

Simplistically Savvy Iceland Wedding Package:

  • Basic Iceland Wedding Planning (Marriage License, Location options, and Iceland Wedding Hotel selection).
  • Photographer.
  • Celebrant to Marry You in Iceland.
  • Iceland Wedding Bouquet.
  • Casual Iceland Wedding Reception Dinner (2-3 Courses – No muss no fuss)!

Or are you considering a romantic elopement for just the two of you?  Maybe something like this meets your needs…

Iceland Elopement Package:

  • Basic Iceland Wedding Planning.
  • Photographer.
  • Celebrant to Marry You in Iceland.
  • Dinner or Picnic for 2.

All you need is love, right? …a stunning Iceland wedding location helps too!  We can help you plan an Iceland wedding budget and incredible locations to inspire you, feel free to contact us for more information!

Kind Regards, Iceland Weddings & Honeymoon Team

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