Iceland Waterfall Elopement At Skógafoss

Iceland Elopements

Eloping In Iceland

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Eloping in Iceland might be easier than you think! In this guide, we'll cover everything you need to consider when getting married in Iceland. From where to get married in Iceland to when, we'll cover it all.

The Land Of Fire // The Land Of Ice // The Most Incredible Place On Earth

Iceland Elopements & Iceland Weddings

While lengthy, this guide to Iceland Elopements & Weddings will give you a base knowledge of the important things to consider when getting married in Iceland.

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Iceland Spring Elopements: Elope In Early April - May

Eloping In Iceland

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The Best Time Of Year To Elope In Iceland

Eloping in Iceland during the Spring features a beautiful mixture of snowfall, snowmelt & greenery. April still features winter conditions, but the perfect time to have a winter elopement without the extreme winter temperatures. Just be aware that not all areas of the Island are accessible in this season due to winter conditions. It's often suggested that if eloping in Iceland during this season to stay closer to Reykjavik. The latitude is better for the season, and can provide warmer temperatures (15-20F) compared to the northern areas.

Summer Elopements In Iceland: Elope In June - August

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The wildflowers are in full bloom, the Island is fully accessible, and the midnight sun provides a seemingly never-ending golden hour. It's without a doubt the most beautiful time to elope in Iceland. Though beautiful, it also attracts the highest amount of visitors. Most easily accessible locations will be crowded, and privacy could be limited. What's the best way to elope in Iceland during the summer? Consider eloping at midnight or later. You'll likely have the best colors in your photos & incredible locations all to yourself.

Fall Elopements In Iceland: Elope In August - Late October

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Like most places around the world, Autumn provides an incredible array of colors. In Iceland, this season brings cooler temps, fewer tourists and lower accommodation costs. It's also known to be the Islands windier season as temps begin to drop and the days become shorter. Regardless of the conditions, it's an absolutely beautiful (and affordable) time to elope in Iceland. As you near the Winter months, you'll also improve your chances of seeing the Northern Lights, as well as higher chances of snowfall.

Winter Elopements In Iceland: Elope In November - April

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For additional information (and more official) I highly suggest checking out this link: Iceland's climate & weather

While the days become very short during Icelandic Winters (4-5 hours at the shortest) there is still a great upside to this season. The glaciers are at their largest, vibrant ice caves begin to form. You'll be able to see some of the more famous landscapes in a more rare form, which would leave you with an incredible photo collection. Overall, it's cold. The average high temps for the southern part of the Island is around 32F, while lows can drop into the negatives. If you're an avid winter dweller, this might just be the time for you.

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Iceland Elopement Locations

Need help finding a perfect location? No worries! I help the majority of my eloping couples find the location that's perfect for them. We'll start by identifying any land features that you'd like to have as your backdrop, then narrowing it down by location.

Don't have any idea what you want and would like all the options? That's perfectly normal and I'm more than happy to help, regardless of where you are in the process!

Here's A Few Notable Iceland Elopement Locations

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Iceland Waterfall Wedding at Gleymur Waterfall near Reykjavík
South Iceland Elopement Near Katla Ice Caves
Elope In The Mountains Of Iceland
Iceland Waterfall Elopements
Elope At An Icelandic Glacier
Black Sand Beach Iceland Wedding

There are over 10,000 waterfalls in Iceland, each uniquely beautiful in their own way. With some reaching heights of nearly 700ft, others are equally wide. In canyons, on cliffs, wherever you can think, they're there & beautiful. While some are hot tourists locations, there are still plenty of beautiful falls that are little more out of the public eye.

Hence the name, 'Iceland,' there is plenty of ice to be found here. Glaciers are a huge part of Icelands visual offerings. Vatnajökull National Park has some of the countries most notable glaciers, most of which are very accessible. Other notable glaciers are located farther to the north in central Iceland. There are also more (but smaller) located in the Northwest Fjords.

These aren't your typical tropical beachfronts. With black sands and large peaks in the near distance, it's quite ethereal. With a high amount of volcanic activity in Iceland, it's a staple on most parts on the Island. These black sand beaches photograph incredibly well (especially light colors) and would be an incredible sight to experience.

The mountains in Iceland are a bit different than the ones in the US. With Iceland largely being treeless, the mountains give you beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes. Some feature grassy tops, while others are more volcanic in nature. Regardless, they're in abundance and absolutely beautiful to have as the backdrop of your elopement.

Iceland Elopement

Don't know what to do in Iceland on your elopement day? No worries at all. I've helped my couples for years find unique experiences to celebrate their elopement day. With just a few brief questions we can narrow down your likes, dislikes, & how you enjoy spending time together. Based off those items, we can find you the perfect experience to celebrate the day. Over the years I've done everything from hiking mountains to couples sharing a meal or drink together. We'll tailor it to your exact relationship & it will truly be yours & a day you'll never forget.

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Iceland Hiking Elopements

Iceland Elopement Excursions & Guides

Backpacking In Iceland

Experience The Local Icelandic Culture

This is without a doubt one of the most popular things to do in Iceland. With an abundance of beautiful views, it's the perfect place. If you want to hike to say your vows and take some photos, look no further. I help 90% of my couples find locations that are perfect for them & their physical level. Want a 1o mile hike or just a short walk from parking? I have you covered either way!

Want a few pictures in the beautiful scenery but don't want to be there all day? No worries! Iceland has plenty to offer with a lavish local culture. I can't think of a better way to celebrate a new beginning together than a new experience together. From top tier seafood & delicacies, there's a wide range of food for everyone. With many shops being locally owned, it's without a doubt a true experience.

From private helicopter tours that will land on mountains to off-roading on some of the abundant non-paved 4x4 roads, there's so much to see & offer. Other highly touted explorations include snowmobiling on glaciers, as well as private boating tours with incredible views of the coastline. Like most other things in Iceland, the options are endless to experience the vast beauty.

While there are so many beautiful locations accessible by vehicle, there are also some untapped gems only accessible by foot or boat. If you're an avid hiker or camper you know eloping in Iceland in the Summer provides a mecca of everything outdoors. We could hike in, camp, have a relaxed photoshoot that evening, then wake up to a grand sunrise, or just shoot all night. Your choice!

Iceland Landscape during an elopement

That's right! I can help you find the best rates for travel, or just the ones that work best for your schedule. Travel isn't the easiest in some places and can seem very unfamiliar, so I'm always more than happy to lend a helping hand wherever I can. While I can't always book these items on your behalf, I can point you in the right direction or give you an array of options for you to make a good, informed decision.

Traveling To Iceland For Your Elopement

Booking Flights To Iceland

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First step is getting there! Like the statement above, I'm always more than happy to help my couples find the best rates & schedules to their destination. While I can't book the flights for you, I'll be there for you every step of the way. If you're a seasoned travel pro, no worries! Just do your thing & I'll see you there!

Getting Around Iceland

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Since we'll likely be away from forms of public transit, renting a vehicle is your best bet to get around. The vehicle you select to rent during your stay is also key. For instance, if there's a possibility of snow being present, 4WD or AWD is needed. Likewise, if you're on a summer trip and plan on sticking to main roads, it's not always a necessity.

Regardless, I'll walk you all through the details and make sure you're prepared, informed & confident when booking your transportation! I'm also more than happy to chauffeur you to our locations the day of your elopement, but cannot provide that service outside of your date.

Do you have specific questions or thoughts? Just click the button below, fill out a form (it will take 2-3 minutes) and I'll be in touch soon!

Accommodations In Iceland

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Want to stay in a photogenic location to add some incredible views to your collection? Maybe you're more into camping before your elopement. Either way, I can help direct you to the style of lodging you'd like. Iceland has an incredible mix of vintage farm-homes and modern accommodations that are unmatched. Wether you want a just place to stay at night or an incredible view to celebrate your commitment at, we'll find the perfect place for you.

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Iceland Destination Wedding

Getting Married In Iceland

Option #1

Iceland Elopement Wedding at Dyrhólaey Lighthouse in South Iceland

How To Legally Get Married In Iceland

US citizens can get legally married in Iceland but it's a bit of an ordeal. There are over ten documents that the Icelandic government requires you to show to get your Hjónavígsluskýrsla (Legal Marriage Notification). You are also required to have a legally certified Icelandic official to perform your ceremony. I'm more than happy to walk you through this process if it's the route you'd like to go, but most couples tend to opt for the much easier option #2 to reduce the higher levels of coordination.

Option #2

Get Legally Married In The US Before Or After Your Trip

Ready to elope in Iceland or just want to talk through a wedding day of your own? Just click the button below, fill out a form (it will take 1-2 minutes) and I'll be in touch soon to schedule a time for us to talk!

This option will save you the hassle of making sure you have all the proper documents and bringing them along with you! It's as easy as going to your local courthouse or city service office, getting your license and either filling it out then or upon your arrival back. Most couples seem to opt for the latter, as it keeps a little more excitement alive leading up to your vows. This option doesn't take away any meaning or value to your elopement day though! Your commitment is still the same!

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Iceland Wedding & Elopement Cost

6500 - 14850 (usd)

PHOTOGRAPHY

(Single to multi-day coverage)

6850 - 18850 (usd)

VIDEOGRAPHY

(Single to multi-day coverage)

The prices shown are not intended to give you a quote for your trip. Instead, it's to give you a better idea of how much you might spend on an elopement in Iceland.

Are a deal hunter like me? Expect prices on the lower end. Know you want to splurge a little bit on this trip? Keep your prices on the higher end.

550 - 2250 (usd)

FLIGHTS

rated for travel both ways for one person

75 - 350 (usd)

CAR RENTAL

per day / Not Including gas

150 - 350 (usd)

LODGING

per night

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500 - 1500 (usd)

misc. details

flowers, make up, hair, etc.

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300 - 600 (usd)

misc. expenses

food, gas, etc. (per day, both people)

Iceland Destination Wedding

How Much It Costs To Elope In Iceland

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Low End Cost Of An Iceland Elopement

High End Cost Of An Iceland Elopement

The Average Cost Of An Iceland Elopement

Estimated costs are based off of a hypothetical 5-day trip, and includes videography.

Estimated costs are based off of a hypothetical 5-day trip, and includes videography.

Estimated costs are based off of a hypothetical 5-day trip, and does not include videography.

ESTIMATED COST:

ESTIMATED COST:

ESTIMATED COST:

18850 - 28850 (usd)

12850 - 16850 (usd)

29850 - 44850 (usd)

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See The Photos & Films

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Iceland Elopements

Here's a little inspiration for your Iceland elopement! Follow the link below to see some of the photos and films I've had the pleasure of creating in Iceland. Just note, each elopement is 100% tailored to you, thus, no two films or photos will look the same. It's my ultimate goal to help you have a meaningful, tailored elopement experience. Just click on the link below, and if you like what you see reach out to me via the 'Contact' page and I'd love to talk more with you about an Iceland Elopement!

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Services & Collections

Details and breakdowns of the Iceland Elopement Packages & services that I offer / The greatest places on this earth

Iceland Elopement Packages

Iceland Elopement and Wedding Packages

Let's talk about Iceland Elopement Packages! Just know this - from start to finish I'll help you plan your entire Iceland Wedding or Elopement with ease. I only shoot in three locations around the globe and one of them Iceland elopements & weddings - so I can give you an elevated experience that you deserve.

Iceland Elopement Packages Include:

Every Collection Includes:

What's In Every Collection

+ Planning / Organization Suite

+ Fully Customized Coverage

+ Photo (and/or) Video Coverage

Every Collection is built for your exact needs & wants. Typically, couples are booking me for multi-day coverage.

This is a centralized location for your plans & details. For those with a planner, it holds our creative details.

Through films & photographs, we’ll capture every laugh, tear, and little moment on your wedding day.

+ Digital Delivery

+ Over 7 Years Of Experience

+ Iceland Expertise

I’ll put all of your edited photographs & films into an online gallery that you can view, share, & download at any time.

Just know - you'll be getting an experienced industry professional. I've seen it all & am here to help!

To give you the highest quality of service and local knowledge, I only shoot in Iceland & Colorado, USA.

Iceland Black Sand Beach Wedding Snæfellsnes
Haifoss Elopement in Iceland

Iceland Wedding & Elopement Packages

Let's dive into Iceland Wedding & Elopement Packages. You can book me for either photography or videography, or photography and videography together. For more details, follow the link below.

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"Photos and films are meant to be kept as reminders.."

"Photos and films are meant to be kept as reminders, Francis's photography & filmmaking has the uncanny ability to pull you back into each memory, as if reliving it another time. That is magical. That is art. That can only be done by someone that is not just a photographer, but someone who cares so deeply about his work and the people he offers his services to."

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The process

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To start - fill out the form via the 'contact' page and I'll be in touch within 24-hours to introduce myself & set up a time for us to hop on a laid-back call where we can get to know one another.

Connect + Introductions

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I want to understand what it is your looking for, what you want your wedding day to be like, hear & understand your journey. After, I'll create a customized package for you that reflects just that.

Personalized Proposal

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Once you feel confident that I'm your person, to lock in your date, I ask for a signed contract agreement in addition to a 30% retainer to lock in your date. After that, it's all official!

Your Date & Retainer

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After securing your date, we can dive deeper into planning every aspect of your day. This is super easy & laid back, starting with a questionnaire to find what your non-negotiables & must haves are.

Planning Your Experience

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On your wedding day, you'll be able to fully live in the moment and I'll be there to capture it all. After, I'll take the time to edit your film & photos into a piece of art that's all about you.

Wedding Day + Editing

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