+ Iceland is Broken Into Eight Geographical Regions
In english, these are known as: Capital Region, Southern Peninsula Region, Western Region, Westfjords Region, Northwestern Region, Northeastern Region, Eastern Region, & Southern Region (my personal favorite).
This isn't important information you'll need to remember for a test or anything, but rather a way for me to help you pinpoint where each location we'll be talking about is!
+ Crowds Can Boom At Some Locations, But Be Minimal At Others
+ The Weather & Climate In Each Region Varies & Can Change Very Quickly
+ Each Icelandic Region Has A
Unique Set Of Geographic Features
Tourism is by far the biggest part of Iceland's economy. It was reported that nearly 40% of the countries total export value is from tourism alone. Thus, saying it can be extremely busy & crowded is an understatement. We'll cover more locations that can beat the crowds, & even give you some all to yourselves on your elopement day.
Iceland is known for showing its visitors all four seasons in just a matter of hours. In my personal experiences, I've seen calm, blue sky days turn gusty, foggy, & snowy within just a matter of hours. All of this weather can *typically* be predicted based on the location & season, but is an important factor when planning your elopement!
That's right! From Fjords, to Glaciers, to Volcanic Black Sand Beaches, you'll find a wide variety of features in Iceland. Each offers a vastly different backdrop for your Iceland Elopement. Choosing the perfect location really just comes down to the time of year you'd like to elope in Iceland, & how far you're willing to go!
THE LOCATIONS BY
This incredible feat of nature is located in the Eastern Region of Iceland. It's a perfect location for your Glacier Elopement in Iceland. It allows plenty of space to separate from crowds, & overall has just some stunning views.
This glacier is located in the Southern Region & is surrounded by beautiful mountains. Want a better view of the glacier? Just take a short hike & you'll be above this impressive feat of nature.
Located not too far from Skaftafell Glacier, the iceberg lagoon is a beautiful elopement location. The light colored icebergs provide a one-of-a-kind view, & some of the most beautiful colors you'll ever see.
Located in the Southern Region of Iceland (Northwest Corner), Langjokull Glacier is truly a sight. Surrounded by a rocky terrain & black mountains, it's a uniquely beautiful Iceland elopement location without the crowds & tourism.
This canyon is one of the many incredible mountain elopement locations in Iceland. Whether you want to take trail up the side or forge through the canyon, it has so much to offer for your Iceland adventure elopement.
With ample roads & countless views, the East Fjords provide an abundance of mountain views. Often intertwined with waterfalls & bodies of water, it's a great option to have as the backdrop to your Iceland elopement.
These regions offer a wide range of mountains with lush greenery & foliage. If timed correctly, these areas are often full of wildflowers that are absolutely beautiful. A major pull to these areas are more remote locations that also offer less tourists.
This area features lush, yet jagged terrain with incredible views. From Canyons to overlooks of valleys & glaciers, it has everything to offer. This is a great location to spend an entire day, as you'll see just about every land feature Iceland has to offer.
It's one of the more well known black sand beaches for a reason. Featuring huge cliffs & bellowing waves, it's truly a sight to see. While it can be crowded, you can always move down the beach a ways & it will feel like you have it all to yourselves.
This is truly one of the most remarkable elopement locations in Iceland. You'll be greeted by a black sand beach with towering, jagged, mountains in the near distance. This is an area that you could visit for most of a day & still leave wanting more.
Located in the Northwest corner of Iceland, this beautiful beach is surrounded by the mountains of the West Fjords. It's at a more isolated location, & usually doesn't get too busy. Not to mention, Puffins & wildflowers are in abundance during the summer.
One direction features a beautiful beach with jagged rocks, & the other features a glacier covered mountain. Located inside Snæfellsjökull National Park, this beautiful location has so much to offer for lovers of water, mountains, & open space.
Located in the East Fjords, this waterfall is one of the less trafficked waterfalls, and also incredibly beautiful. If you travel just a little bit further up the mountain, you'll also have an incredible view of the Fjords, & more cascading falls.
While one of the more remote waterfalls in Iceland, it's truly spectacular. You'll oftentimes have it all to yourself, & complete privacy. Not to mention, you'll get to take a pretty incredible 4x4 trip to get there.
This waterfall is located under a mile from the famous Skógafoss, but has 1/10th of the visitors. It has incredible views in a lush canyon leading up to the falls, & allow you to also get behind the massive falls.
Located in the Western Region of Iceland, this waterfall features some incredible landscapes. With mountains in the distance & the ocean to your back, it truly has something to offer to everyone.
eastern Region, Iceland Elopements
The Eastern Region of Iceland includes the largest glaciers, as well as some of the most beautiful Fjords. While it is nearly a 9-hour drive from Reykjavík to the Eastern most point, it's absolutely worth the drive. A major advantage to eloping in the East Fjords is the lack of crowds that you'll find in the regions closer to the airports & larger cities.
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the Eastern Region of Iceland?
Ne Region, Iceland Elopements
The Northeastern Region is by far the most geographically diverse. From Fjords to mountains, to the volcanic giants in Vatnajökull National Park, it's truly spectacular. This part of Iceland is also great for elopements as a great part of it is not as close to the capital & roads are not as accessible in some parts. The summers are absolutely beautiful & you won't think twice about eloping here.
WestFjords Region, Iceland Elopements
The Westfjords region of Iceland really holds its own & is considered one of the "least explored" parts of the country. With an abundance of tucked away beaches, to 360 view points, it has it all. While travel can take longer due to winding, indirect, roads, it's well worth having your elopement here. If you're lucky you'll find one of the many hot springs & have the view all to yourself.
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the westfjords Region of Iceland?
western Region, Iceland Elopements
The Western Region of Iceland is very diverse. You can find Glaciers, Black Sand Beaches, & Snow Capped Mountains all within a couple hours of each other. This region is home to the famous Snæfellsjökull National Park, and some of the prettiest coastal cliffs in all of Iceland. If you're looking to have a full-day elopement in Iceland, this is the perfect place in to do & see it all.
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the western Region of Iceland?
Capital & Southern Peninsula Regions
Due to their smaller size & proximity, I'm going to include these two together. While not as diverse as the rest of Iceland, these regions do have a lot to offer. From the famed Blue Lagoon, to active volcanoes, you won't have any shortage of beautiful landscapes. If you're eloping in Iceland in the Winter months & aren't as adapt to winter driving, this region is the perfect region for you!
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in southwest Iceland?
THINGS TO CONSIDER
cONSIDER THE WEATHER
Iceland's weather can be fairly unpredictable, but also quite polarizing from season to season. While the summer months are fairly clear & predictable
If you're interested in learning more about the weather patterns of Iceland look like from season to season, check out this link >HERE<