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5 Most Romantic Places in Iceland

Learn why Iceland should be your next romantic trip

|September 2, 2022
Erika loves long walks in nature with great company and long, cozy evenings with good food and a marvel movie playing in the background.

Iceland is a perfect honeymoon location considering its otherworldly landscapes, magical northern lights, dreamy green fields, black sand beaches, and many other tempting natural treasures. It's one of those places where you feel like you have traveled to a different planet!


Is Iceland a Romantic Place?

Look no further if romance is on your mind. The stunning scenery of Iceland will charm you and your loved one. It's an ideal place to spend time with your partner, and it doesn't matter if you're planning an Iceland honeymoon, a proposal, or a romantic vacation.

Couple in Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach, Iceland

Whatever your intentions, Iceland is the ideal place for all of these events. Just imagine bathing in the hot spring while watching the magical northern lights dancing in the sky. There's nothing more romantic than this!

Here's the list of the most romantic sites in Iceland.

1. South Coast of Iceland

The South Coast of Iceland is a magnificent destination with the most beautiful and unique places to visit: dreamy black sand beaches, gorgeous waterfalls, glaciers, and canyons!

Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Stunning beaches are trendy among lovers, but unusual beaches are way more romantic. If you think of Iceland and romance simultaneously, this dramatic black sand beach should immediately come to mind. Unlike the golden beaches, the Reynisfjara beach is entirely black.

Happy Couple in Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Black sand beach in South of Iceland - Reynisfjara

The beach is famed worldwide for its black volcanic sand and beautiful panoramic vistas. And the waves! Instead of gentle waves, this beach has powerful "sneaker" waves. It's one of those charming places in Iceland to enjoy a burning sunset. It's an excellent spot for romantic things, memorable moments, and pictures! So, don't forget your camera.

The beach is famous, yet even hundreds of people couldn't take away the sense of intimacy and romance of the entire experience at this beach!

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon is a place that should not be missed while planning a romantic trip to Iceland. Jokulsarlon is the kind of place that is difficult to leave. It entices you with its natural beauty, quietness, and towering icebergs that float throughout the lagoon. The best time to visit this glacial lake is early in the morning for an epic sunrise. If you're lucky enough, you might spot some seals.

Couple in Glacier Lagoon with Icebergs

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in South Iceland

Diamond Beach

A trip to Iceland must include some diamonds! Of course, it's not natural diamonds; it's glacier pieces from nearby icebergs. Diamond beach is a magical spot for romantic pictures. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience seeing the rising sun glowing behind icebergs, and if you plan on going there early in the morning, you might have the beach all to yourself for a romantic moment with your lover.

Couple Between Icebergs at Diamond Beach

Giant icebergs in Diamond beach, Iceland

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Standing next to your significant other in front of a cascading waterfall has a romantic feel. Seljalandsfoss waterfall, hands down, is the most beautiful waterfall in Iceland. This waterfall stands out from all Icelandic waterfalls because you can walk behind Seljalandsfoss following the path. You will get all wet from head to toes, but it is worth it!

Couple by Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Iceland

Seljalandsfoss waterfall which is able to walk behind into a small cave

The wind blows the mist from the falling water a long distance, creating perfect rainbows around the falls on a sunny day. If you're looking for a lovely couple's picture, it's a great picture opportunity. What could be more romantic than sharing a kiss with your loved one while standing in front of a waterfall? Get all adventurous with your companion and get that epic picture for your photo album!

Excited Woman at Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Iceland

Seljalandsfoss waterfall and a rainbow- perfect opportunity to catch beautiful photos

Gljufrabui Waterfall

Gljufrabui waterfall is very close to Seljalandsfoss waterfall. This waterfall is also known as a hidden gem of Iceland. Why? Because it is hidden inside a gorge! This natural treasure was kept a secret by locals until recently. When going into the valley, remember to bring your waterproofs since the spray from the waterfalls feels like a shower! Gljufrabui is unique; you will have a memorable time with your chosen one.

Man Standing by Gljufrabui Waterfall

Hidden gem of South Coast - Gljufrabui waterfall

Fjadrargljufur Canyon

Fjadrargjufur canyon is also known as the location of Justin Bieber's music video. You'll enjoy the lovely stroll that follows the side of the canyon if you and your lover are nature enthusiasts and enjoy exploring new places and going on hikes. You'll be satisfied with breathtaking views of the canyon. It's a picturesque one!

Mossy Fjadrargljufur Canyon in Iceland

Famous Fjadrargljufur Canyon, Iceland

Solheimajokull Glacier

If you're an adventurous couple, both of you are outdoorsy and active, a trip to romantic Iceland has to include some ice. Guided glacier hiking is available here on the great glacier called Solheimajokull. Hiking on Solheimajokull will leave you both with icy memories and captured lovely and snowy moments.

Giant Solheimajokull Glacier in Iceland

Marble Solheimajokull glacier, Iceland

Dyrholaey Rock Cliffs and Arches

Dyrholaey will give you the "top of the world" feeling! The view at this location will leave you completely speechless. The entire formation is a prominent natural phenomenon! It provides an ideal sight of the black sand beaches surrounding the village of Vik and the black lava columns of Reynisdrangar. All you need is a little preparation with a plan to make it a memorable romantic date!

Dyrholaey Rock Cliffs in Iceland

Dyrholaey Rock Cliffs and Arches, Iceland

2. Any Place to See the Northern Lights in Iceland

If you plan to visit Iceland between September and March, you may be able to witness the miraculous Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. Sharing this unique experience with your significant other will create special memories you will cherish for the rest of your life. Imagine a kiss with your other half under the bright, green northern lights shimmering in the black night sky.

Couple Watching Aurora Borealis in Iceland

Bright Northern Lights in Iceland

To enhance the romance, you only need complete darkness and a guided tour to have the best chance of seeing them!

3. Blue Lagoon

There aren't many places that can compete with the only Icelandic treasure - Blue Lagoon, in terms of romance. It's a perfect location for a relaxing day trip romance with your partner: steamy, beautiful, and milky waters with surrounding moss-covered lava fields. Nothing more to say. The warm, turquoise blue waters of Blue lagoon will charm you both. Soaking in geothermal waters is one of the most romantic things to do in Iceland!

Couple Bathing in Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon - the most romantic place in Iceland

4. Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Snaefellsnes Peninsula - or "Iceland in a nutshell" - is one of Iceland's romantic, beautiful places to visit and a must-see if you have limited time. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is home to breathtaking waterfalls, hot springs, glaciers, scenic black and golden sand beaches, lovely villages, and much more.

Arnarstapi Fishing Village in Iceland

Arnarstapi fishing village in Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

What is marvelous about this location is that you can find everything in one place if you have a defined time with your significant other. The Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a beautiful, less crowded alternative to Iceland's famous Golden Circle. It's a popular destination for couples' trips to Iceland because it's away from the crowds. Don't forget to bring your camera to snap some cute selfies!

5. Crystal Ice Cave

The crystal ice cave is a fascinating Icelandic ice cave! The inside of the cave resembles a crystal dome, and the light shines through the thick ice, turning it a vibrant blue. Witness crystal blue ice unlike any other in Iceland for an unforgettable couple's experience.

Woman Inside of the Blue Crystal Ice Cave

Bright blue Crystal ice cave in Iceland

To Wrap Up

Iceland is a magical place with many natural wonders and is ideal for adventurous couples. You don't get to see an erupting volcano every day, charming northern lights, gigantic glaciers, and breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls. It's probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience unless you fall in love with Iceland. With so many romantic places and activities in Iceland, you'll be planning a return trip in no time!

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