Tips for Planning Your Iceland Destination Wedding

Iceland is one of the most breathtaking locations for your destination wedding, and an incredible backdrop for unforgettable wedding photography. As one of my favorite places to shoot, I can confidently say that choosing to have your dream wedding or elopement in Iceland is the perfect choice. From the lush farmland, dense forest, fjords and islands, majestic waterfalls, and quaint seaside communities, there is no limit to what Iceland offers. The terrain is exceptionally diverse with several unique geographic regions. Known affectionately as "the land of fire and ice," Iceland offers varied extremes that are ideal to suit your tastes. Whatever landscape you are dreaming of, you will find it here. In addition, the splendor of the terrain allows sheer creativity and uniqueness for timeless wedding photos you will cherish for a lifetime. For those considering an Iceland destination wedding, following a few tips can ensure you have the best experience possible.

If you have a long engagement and plenty of time to plan, or if you are looking to elope as soon as you are able, having some planning in place can make a significant difference. You may be thinking of staying in an elegant hotel in the capital city of Reykjavík or a coastal inn in a small fishing village on the edge of an active volcano. Let’s make those dreams happen.

Plan Your Route

There is so much to see and do in Iceland that you could spend years exploring its riches. Plan to discover the areas and features most important to you to make sure you get the most out of your Iceland journey. Even if you are planning to stay in one location, learning what is available locally and jotting down a rough schedule will help you relax and enjoy the incredible beauty surrounding you there.

Choose Your Lodging

Iceland truly has accommodations for any taste and any budget. You can experience bliss at a luxury hotel, or opt for a unique experience by staying in a friendly hostel. Summerhouses are available for rent to spend your time peacefully taking in the magnificence, or you can add a little adventure by choosing a mountain hut. Airbnbs are always an incredible way to learn more about local culture and avoid staying in hotels.

Choose Your Travel

Most Icelandic adventures begin by taking a flight into The Leifur Eiríksson International Air Terminal in Keflavík, or you may also choose to board a cruise to Iceland instead. IcelandAir offers layovers in Iceland at no extra charge - an incredible way to see the country on your way to the U.S. or to Europe. Once you have arrived, most travel can be done by car, so ensuring you have access to the places you wish to see is valuable.

Iceland: Destination Wedding Photography

My wedding photography is documentary and artistic in nature, capturing the whole of your wedding day in a beautiful way. The way your hair blows in the wind as you hug your loved one - the way your family looks at you as you walk down the aisle - how the sun lights up alleyways outside your venue - all of these small things have meaning when put together in a large story format. Iceland fits me well.

If you value photography and want a beautiful approach to your Iceland wedding photos, this could be the perfect fit.

Nicola Harger Photography

Learn more about my story, and why I am so passionate about my work. Feel free to please contact me with any questions and we can set up a time to chat via phone or Skype, and talk more about your wedding specifics. I love having the opportunity to photograph weddings around the world and I’d fly to Iceland tomorrow. You have a story that is both unique and beautiful and I would love to be part of it.


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