Not only, does Iceland offer 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.
Here are a few top tips from one of Iceland’s coolest wedding venues, award-winning Hotel Rangà, Southern Iceland’s only luxury 4 star resort.
The key to organizing a wedding in Iceland is to designate a wedding planner or select a hotel experienced in organising 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 offer wonderful opportunities for photography. For religious ceremonies, Odi 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.
Hotel Rangá is the only 4 star resort in South Iceland and offers luxury accommodation, gourmet food and outstanding views. It boasts all the facilities and services of a modern resort yet is situated in an area of exceptional natural beauty. Located about an hour from Reykjavík between the towns of Hella and Hvolsvöllur, Hotel Rangá lies just off the main road right in middle of South Iceland’s panoramic scenery.