Iceland

Iceland

By Rachel Sewell

When envisioning a romantic getaway Iceland isn't necessarily the first place that springs to mind, however the Nordic nation is fast becoming a hotspot for couples and it's not hard to see why. We've rounded up our top reasons to head there with your partner…

Out of this world landscapes

Almost everywhere you turn in Iceland you're faced with views sure to make you fall in love. A personal favourite is the enchanting Snæfellsnes peninsula. Made up of sweeping, golden beaches, lava fields, cascading waterfalls and fiery geysers, there's no shortage of stunning backdrops

Cheap travel

Getting to Iceland needn't break the bank with budget airlines such as WOW air offering flights from London to Keflavik from as little as £29.49! Plus it's only 3 hours away, meaning you can fly there for roughly the same time it takes to drive from London to Weymouth

Adventures of a lifetime

Fancy couples' snowmobiling, glacier hiking, or lava caving? These are just a few of the adrenaline-fuelled activities on offer through excursion specialists such as Reykjavik Excursions

Unique wedding destination

If you and your other half are serious / already on the way to the altar Iceland is an affordable place to tie the knot. Companies such as Love Iceland offer wedding services starting at just 15.000 ISK (around £100)

Cold weather

The name gives it away - Iceland is cold! With max temperatures of 0 degrees during the winter months you're sure to be brought closer together as you cuddle up for warmth!

Natural wonders

There's no shortage of natural wonders to marvel at, from the iconic Northern Lights to the Blue Lagoon, all of which make postcard-perfect photos

Romantic restaurant/bar scene

Reykjavik is crammed full of quaint, dimly lit restaurants and bars sure to set the mood for date night. Those who consider themselves adventurous foodies can get into the culture by sampling traditional dishes like shark and sheep's head - not for the faint-hearted!

Welcoming locals

You'll be made to feel at home, as Icelanders are among the world's happiest people according to the World Happiness Report 2016

Peace and Quiet

If you're a couple that prefer to get away from it all and just spend time with one another you can rent a car and hole up in a remote location. The country has a total population of just 332,353 concentrated mostly in the capital city, so socialising is optional

Great accommodation

Dependent on your preference there are lots of charming accommodation options to rest your head at night, from the stylish Hotel Ion, to the modern Reykjavik Lights hotel in the city centre


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