8 Romantic Must-Visit Spots to Adore and Experience in Iceland

8 Romantic Must-Visit Spots to Adore and Experience in Iceland

Iceland is a dream place especially in this era where people travel the world for experience, pleasure, leisure, and work. It’s the Land of Fire and Ice, with extraordinary beauty covering mountains, lagoons, waterfalls, and even the night sky. One of the most romantically beautiful places on Earth that every traveler needs to experience. If you dare to be more adventurous, snowmobile tours are a must for another unique and defined experience in this wonderful country.

Langjökull Ice Tunnel

Langjökull Ice Tunnel
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A man-made tunnel inside the Langjokull glacier is one of the most romantic places you could definitely visit in Iceland. Not only because of its structure but also because it has the perfect sparkling hues of blue of the ice that forms a great background for your photos. Plus, wouldn’t you be curious how this Ice Tunnel is made and how it looks in person? And oh, they also hold weddings on this tunnel! What a great place to say “I do” on the most beautiful day of your life. Draft your Iceland itinerary to this wonderful tunnel!

Ásbyrgi Canyon

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Taken from guidetoiceland.is website

Tagged as one of the most magical places in north Iceland is this Asbyrgi Canyon. This canyon is a gigantic, horseshoe-shaped rock formation. According to Norse mythology, the rock formation of this place was formed by the hoofprint of Sleipnir, Odin’s eight-legged horse. On the other hand, geologists say that the shape has been a result of the massive glacial flooding which occurred when a volcano erupted underneath the Vatnajokull ice cap, thousands of years ago. The bottom of this canyon is pond full of beauty and tranquility, a perfect spot to take a photo with your other half. It’s also said that Asbyrgi is an elf capital, so you better watch what you do as there will be forest fairies around. must visit in iceland

Diamond Beach at Jökulsárlón

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Located in southeast Iceland, this probably is one of the best spots to spark your romance or tie the knot. Iceland’s Diamond Beach is famous for its ice diamonds glistening on the black sand beach. People mentioned that the experience seeing the beach is breathtaking, like entering a different world within our world. Many of these icebergs/ice diamonds have an astounding bright blue color calling it a “diamond” on the beach. The best time to go there is when the sun is shining as the ice diamonds will truly sparkle and shine. must visit in iceland

Hallgrímskirkja

Hallgrímskirkja

Located in the center of Reykjavik, it’s the city’s well-known landmarks and is visible throughout the city. It’s the largest church that will definitely make you “wow” because of its structure, how its made, and its history. It’s said to have been designed to resemble the mountains, rocks and glaciers of Iceland. It also houses a large pipe organ with electronic action. The tower’s observatory deck has a magnificent view of the city and Iceland’s surrounding mountains. The peaceful atmosphere makes it a great part of a romantic visit. must visit in iceland

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
Credits: Chris Lawton

Located in a lava field in Grindavik, southwestern Iceland. It’s one of the most visited spots in the country. Imagine having a dip in the naturally warm waters that are rich in minerals with the person you wanted the most, it would probably the best relaxing experience you will ever have. It’s also known to have therapeutic effects for people suffering from skin diseases and other mild pains. You shall never forget this place when you get to visit Iceland. must visit in iceland

Gljúfrabúi

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Credits: Frederic Huber

Known as the hidden waterfall of the south. This waterfall lives within a canyon, its name is translated to “Canyon/Cave Dweller”. An undeniably and undoubtedly picturesque view once you get there. It has neighboring falls – Seljalandsfoss and Skogafoss, so the trip is totally worth it. What about a proposal underneath the Gljufrabui? Totally a hidden gem. It has a huge cliff to take great photos of you and the waterfall but beware of the slippery rocks as they could do damage if you’re not great at climbing.

Þingvellir National Park

Þingvellir National Park
Taken from guidetoiceland.is website

Located in southwestern Iceland, only 45 mins from Reykjavik. Þingvellir (“Thingvellir”) is a site of cultural, historical, and geological significance and has always been a popular tourist destination in Iceland. Never think of missing this park as it is where the history of the nation truly began and where almost all its major historical turns were made. Many people come to this spot not only for the history and geology but also to experience snorkeling and diving. The most famous spot and is the only one permitted to snorkel or dive in is Silfra. The water is visible within a hundred meters, allowing tourists to immerse themselves in a world of magical blue light and witness incredible views beneath the surface. The sunset and sunrise in this area are quite remarkable making it one of the most romantic places in Iceland.

Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

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How is the Aurora Borealis formed? The Northern Lights are triggered by electrically stimulating particles from the sun smashing into Earth’s magnetic field. This ‘solar wind’ is concentrated down to the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres, forming a horseshoe-shape of green, red, and blue elements that revolve and shape-shift over the Arctic Circle — and they happen continuously. All you need is darkness and cloud-free skies to witness them.

Definitely, one of the best and the most romantic experience to witness in the country. Iceland is on top of the best places in the world to see the northern lights. You can even see them every night if the weather is good. You and your partner will definitely be in awe and you might as well kiss under the northern lights. An experience you’ll never forget. must visit in iceland

 

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Jerny is a full-time freelancer, an IT Specialist, a traveler, a dreamer and also a reading enthusiast. He loves to travel, climb mountains, swim and take beautiful photos. Together with his girlfriend, Jane, are currently traveling all over the Philippines and aspires to explore every corner of the world.
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