Iceland - the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ - has a hidden romantic side which makes it the ideal destination for an amorous adventure. Iceland couples holidays can offer a healthy balance of adrenaline-inducing exciting activities, awe-inspiring scenery and well-earned relaxation. Strap into your rental car for a road trip around the iconic Golden Circle, joining the dots between Gullfoss Waterfall, the Geysir Geothermal Area and Thingvellir National Park. Even hop in a helicopter where you will soar over grumbling glaciers and steaming volcanoes; the ultimate treat on a romantic holiday in Iceland. Stand
hand-in-hand under the Northern Lights and gaze at the elusive beams of green, purple and pink dancing across the dark night’s sky or spend some quality time at the exclusive Blue Lagoon retreat, soaking in the mineral-rich waters of the hot springs and indulging in relaxing couples spa treatments. Explore Reykjavik, the charismatic capital, where you can alternate between art galleries, museums and innovative restaurants.
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What is there to do on a couples holiday in Iceland that you can’t do anywhere else?
With rainbow-flecked waterfalls, glistening glaciers and pitch-black sand beaches, it is no wonder that Iceland is the perfect backdrop for a romantic holiday. There are a few things that make couples holidays in Iceland stand out from other romantic destinations. The midnight sun provides all kinds of opportunities to explore Iceland in elongated daylight, as during the summer months the sun never fully sets, creating a glorious glow over the landscape. As the sun dips low on the horizon, casting the sky in shades of pink and orange, you and your partner can lace up your hiking boots and hit the trails. The rugged terrain of Iceland offers many breath-taking routes, from easy walks to more challenging hikes that boast spectacular panoramic views. Of course Iceland is also renowned for being the ultimate Northern Lights viewing destination (during the winter months), and what could be more romantic than watching the shimmering pastel lights with your other half. Head out with an expert guide who will take you to the best spot to see nature’s greatest light show, or simply hunker down with a bottle of bubbles under a cosy blanket and watch this breath-taking phenomenon from the comfort of your hotel.
What could be more romantic on a couples holiday to Iceland than unwinding at the famed Blue Lagoon. Its fairy-tale-esque milky blue waters, cleansing saunas and steam caves are perfect for a little romantic alone time amid the otherworldly volcanic landscape. Indulge in a variety of treatments, from silica mud masks to waterfall massages, and even float over to the waterside bar for a drink or two. Although if you’re looking for a romantic getaway with a little more adrenaline, a helicopter ride over a few of Iceland’s active volcanoes. Soar over steaming fumaroles, bubbling calderas and fresh lava fields that are still cooling, all the while enjoying the views hand-in-hand with your loved one. As a romantic treat to round off an adrenaline-fuelled day on your couples holiday in Iceland, we can arrange for the helicopter to land on a glacier, where you can enjoy a glass of Champagne while watching the sun dip below the horizon.
Alongside the activities that are truly suited to a romantic holiday in Iceland, there are other exciting things to do that will slot right into your couples holiday. Grab your stein of Icelandic beer and race your partner down the very blackest beach atop a stubby-legged Icelandic pony, all the while trying not to spill any of the delicious amber ale. Traditionally known as a beer tolt, this is a great way of gaining an insight into Icelandic culture, while throwing some healthy competition into your romantic break. When you’ve hopped off your horses, take in the out-of-this-world scenery that surrounds you, from towering basalt columns and white-topped crashing waves to the diamond-like icebergs that fringe the black sand beach. If you prefer something with four wheels, embark on a 4x4 tour to explore the island’s wildest and most rugged nooks and crannies. Your expert guide will lead you off the beaten track to discover hidden gems that most tourists don’t get to see. As always, a picnic or a glass of bubbles along the way keeps that romantic spark alive.
When it comes to couples activities, is there anything more romantic than learning to cook together? Iceland is famed for its slightly funky cuisine, so why not embark on a culinary journey with your partner and learn how to prepare and cook some traditional Icelandic cuisine together. You may be alarmed to discover that fermented shark (hákarl) is an Icelandic delicacy, but don’t worry, it doesn’t feature in day-to-day cooking; beautifully fresh fish and highland grazed lamb take centre stage.
Where are the most romantic places in Iceland?
From steaming hot springs to onyx-coloured beaches, Iceland is brimming with beautiful landscapes and photo-ready hotspots, but which are the most romantic? The entirety of the south coast is brimming with all kinds of geological marvels, from thundering waterfalls and iceberg-filled lagoons to cavernous canyons and sun-kissed cliff faces. Every inch of its sheer enormity has the ability to make anyone feel like they are in the most secluded place on Earth. The crystal ice cave in Vatnajokull is another hot spot for Iceland couples holidays; as the sun shines through the ice walls, it turns it a vibrant blue. The notches and cut outs create the illusion of being surrounded by crystals, transporting you to a world of sparkling beauty. It’s ethereal feeling, plus the fact that there are few places like it on Earth, make it one of the top places to explore on a romantic holiday in Iceland.