The Top 5 Hotels for a Honeymoon in Iceland

With awe-inspiring natural wonders like the Northern Lights, out-of-this-world outdoor pursuits, and a lively capital, it’s easy to see why Iceland ranks as one of our most popular European honeymoon destinations.

If you’ll be heading to the “land of fire and ice” for your ultimate getaway, drop your bags at any of these incredible hotels. Highlights include a brand new resort at the Blue Lagoon, an adventure hotel in the countryside, and boutique properties in Reykjavik.

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland

Nearly every person who travels to Iceland makes time for a soak in the world-famous Blue Lagoon, a naturally forming geothermal pool surrounded by 800-year-old lava fields. This blue-hued hot spring is not only an Instagram-must, but it also supposedly has healing properties (the average 100-degree waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulfur).

When the Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland debuts in late-spring, couples will be able to stay overnight for the first time. The 62 suites open on to a private section of the lagoon, offering 24/7 access to the water (grab a complimentary Icelandic beer from the minibar before you dip in), plus other amenities like a subterranean spa and a high-end New Nordic restaurant, serving seven-course tasting menus at the chef’s table.

Hotel Ranga

Situated about 75 minutes from Rekyjavik, this charming hotel offers premium views of the aurora borealis. The 4-star property boasts a terrific on-site gourmet restaurant and comfy suites with Jacuzzis and specific country or continent themes.

ION Luxury Adventure Hotel

Here’s a great option for couples looking to embrace Iceland’s incredible landscape and plethora of outdoor recreation options. Highlights include 45 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, an on-site restaurant, and even a thermal pool. The 4-star adventure hotel is about an hour from Rekyjavik.

Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Marina

This harborside hotel is stylish, affordable, and overall a great option for newlyweds. On top of excellent food and drink options (read more about Slippbarinn above), guests can’t beat the cozy rooms and convenient marina location.

Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre

We’re huge fans of this boutique property close to Laugavegur, Reykjavik’s main shopping avenue. On top of modern, cozy rooms, couples can enjoy bikes for exploring the city, complimentary artisanal daily breakfast, local art throughout the hotel, and evening tastings of local beers and spirits.

 

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5 Activity Ideas for an Iceland Honeymoon

Traveling to the enchanting country of Iceland for your honeymoon? Add these once-in-a-lifetime activities and experiences to your list.

Northern Lights by Boat

View the Northern Lights from the North Atlantic Ocean as you sail along the coastline outside of Reykjavik. Not only will couples have a jaw-dropping perspective of the aurora borealis, but also a prime vantage point of Iceland’s mountains and the beautiful capital lit up at night. Cozy overalls and warm beverages are provided as well.

Snorkeling

Believe it or not, you can snorkel in Iceland. This one-of-a-kind experience at Silfra will have you floating between two continental plates in crystal-clear water. You’ll have an amazing perspective of the mesmerizing colors and features of this underwater world.

Glacier Ice Hiking

With an experienced guide leading the way, couples can explore miles of dramatic glacier terrain, trekking through a mesmerizing wonderland of ice formations and incredible blue colors.

Kayak Excursion

Iceland’s fjords, inlets, and secluded coastlines all make incredible places for sea kayaking. From calm water kayaking beneath massive mountains to wildlife tours on beautiful Vigur Island, there’s a memorable sea kayaking experience for every type of paddler.

Blue Lagoon

A trip to Iceland isn’t complete without experiencing the Blue Lagoon, one of the country’s most visited attractions. Prepare to spend at least a half day there. With it’s bright blue geothermal water, amazing spa facilities, and incredible ambiance, you many never want to leave.

 

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Honeymoon Inspiration: Lagoon Bar in Blue Lagoon, Iceland

Traveling to Iceland for your upcoming honeymoon? Don’t miss out on the Lagoon Bar experience at the Blue Lagoon, easily Iceland’s most famous geothermal pool.

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On top of incredible scenery and rejuvenating aqua-blue waters, couples won’t even have to leave the water to enjoy a signature cocktail or glass of wine. Thanks to electronic wristbands, newlyweds can order drinks from the swim-up bar without the hassle of needing a credit card or cash.

To fully embrace your surroundings, be sure to try their “Into the Blue” drink, which is made with Bacardi Razz, blue Curacao, blueberries, lime, and 7Up.

 

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