Proposing In Iceland: Top Places For A Wedding Proposal!

Proposing In Iceland: Top Places For A Wedding Proposal!

Angie Diamantopoulou Author

Text by: Angie Diamantopoulou

Are you planning a wedding proposal? Do you want to propose to your S.O. during your trip to Iceland? I made this guide just for you! 

So, you are coming to Iceland with your partner. Maybe you are thinking of proposing to them! Iceland is the perfect place for a wedding proposal.

You can find so many beautiful places in the Icelandic nature to make your wedding proposal special. I am here to help you with just that.

So, keep reading this guide on the best places in Iceland for a wedding proposal! Whether you like a big crowd or you want your privacy, you'll definitely find a place in this list.


First, let's take a look at what you will find in this post:

  • What are the best places in Iceland for a wedding proposal?
  • Where are the best places in Iceland for a wedding proposal?
  • How do you get there?
  • What are some private spots in Iceland for a wedding proposal?
  • A few tips from a local

don't miss out!

Do you want to see all of Iceland's highlights after your proposal? Or maybe you want to propose in a famous Icelandic place? Check out our amazing tours to go to the Golden Circle, the South Shore and many other places! Our tours sell out fast!


top 5 places for a wedding proposal

Iceland is a magical place. Therefore, it's the perfect place for an unforgettable wedding proposal! Whatever your and your S.O.'s style is, you are bound to find an amazing place to propose.

​From mighty waterfalls and glistening lakes to towering mountains and sprawling valleys, this list has something that appeals to everyone. You will need a car to get to most of the places on this list, though, so why not rent one with us?

Without further ado, let's dive right in!

1. GLACIER LAGOON

Glacier lagoon for wedding proposal in Iceland

The Glacier Lagoon (or Jökulsárlón in Icelandic) and its more famous twin, the Diamond Beach, are two of the most astonishing places in Iceland in my opinion. 

The Glacier Lagoon is ever-changing. Its icebergs glide idly on the water, and eventually crack in pieces right before your eyes. The lake's beauty is unparalleled and difficult to put into words. It truly looks as if you've stepped into another world.

You will probably have the urge to explore the icebergs up close.​ So, you can either propose at the shore, just by the lake, or you could take a boat and propose inside the lagoon!

2. HVÍTSERKUR

Wedding proposal Hvitserkur Iceland

Hvítserkur is where you go when you want some privacy for your wedding proposal, but also a stunning view. It's further away than most sights in Iceland, but it's definitely worth the drive. 

Legend says that the massive rock was a troll that didn't make it back to its cave before sunrise. ​This stunning place will definitely remind you of fairytales.

Depending on the tide, you will either be able to walk right up to the rock or you will be able to see it from a little further away. If you have a photographer with you (or someone to capture your wedding proposal), I would suggest the second option, as the view is magnificent when the tide comes in!​

3. GLJÚFRABÚI

Gljufrabui wedding proposal in Iceland

One of the lesser known, yet one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Iceland. Gljúfrabúi is actually situated right next to a very famous Icelandic attraction!

You can find Gljúfrabúi​ after a five-minute walk next to world-famous Seljalandsfoss. While it's right there, most tourists don't know about it, so don't expect to see many people!

The waterfall is inside a canyon. Make sure that you wear your boots and a raincoat for this one, as you will get wet!​ Expect the water to spray on you, but also expect to walk in shallow water to get inside the canyon. 

The light coming from the small opening at the top of the canyon makes the place look otherworldly. ​The place will leave you in awe, and it's perfect for an unforgettable wedding proposal!


Do you like Gljúfrabúi? Then you'll love the South Shore! Book a tour with us and see all the best nature that the South Coast of Iceland has to offer!


4. VESTRAHORN​

Vestrahorn proposing in Iceland

You can find this gorgeous place near Höfn, and even though it's easily accessible, it's not often visited by tourists. 

The ragged mountaintops reflect perfectly on the still water and create a breathtaking picture. ​The best part? You can walk on the water! It's so shallow that you can easily cross it for a bit of an illusion. 

A perfect place if you want to capture your wedding proposal on camera, this area is just as photogenic as the happy couple!​

5. LANDMANNALAUGAR​

Landmannalaugar proposing in Iceland

Last but not least, we have Landmannalaugar. This gem is a little harder to get to, as it is situated on the Highlands, in the heart of Iceland.

Don't worry, though! Rent a 4x4 that will take you anywhere!​

Landmannalaugar is truly a hidden gem. The mountains are painted with a myriad of colors, the result of volcanic activity. Hiking and nature lovers will adore this place, with its unique structure and rolling hills.

This is the place to go if you want the perfect privacy and a unique place for your wedding proposal!​ As it is a bit of a challenge to get to, most tourists don't visit that place.

a few tips from a local

​Iceland is a very popular destination for a wedding proposal, and for good reason. The amazing landscapes you will find here are unlike anything in the world. So, don't hesitate to propose on your trip!

If you want to propose in a place that usually has plenty of tourists, like the Glacier Lagoon or Seljalandsfoss, but you don't want the large crowds around you, it's possible. There is a trick for that!

If you come to Iceland in the summer, the midnight sun will be in your favor! ​Begin your trip very early in the morning (leave Reykjavik around 2:00-3:00 in the morning) and get there before anyone else does! You will have any famous Icelandic sight all to yourself, and you can propose in peace!

Also, don't forget to rent a car! If you start your trip that early, you won't be able to get a tour. Furthermore, some places on this list are not tour destinations, so remember to book a car ahead!​

a few final words

Wherever in Iceland you decide to propose, I'm sure it will be an unforgettable experience! The Icelandic landscapes are the perfect backdrop for such a special occasion, and they will make your proposal magical.

Do you have a place that you think should be on the list? Maybe a place that is special to you and your S.O.? Let me know in the comments!

Also, don't hesitate to ask any questions, and share with future proposers!​

Are you planning a wedding proposal? Do you want to propose to your S.O. during your trip to Iceland? I made this guide just for you! 

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