So, you have decided to elope and forgo the traditional wedding, congratulations! You are in for an adventure hand to hand with your partner. Now that you decided to begin your marriage with an uncommon celebration, it is time to choose the location, and I have an idea as unique as you can imagine, Iceland.
Picture an island with geysers, hot springs, volcanoes, lava fields, and impressive glaciers. Plus, here you can watch one of the most incredible natural spectacles, the northern lights. Imagine arriving in a cozy cabin or camping on the Westfjords. If you are more into the luxury style, you can always choose one of the many resorts near the famous Blue Lagoon.
If you are starting to fall in love with this amazing place, tell me all there is to know and the main tips to plan your upcoming Iceland elopement. As an elopement photographer, I can only say Iceland is a unique place in the world; here, you can find it all, winter backdrops, black sand beaches, and days without nights.
How to get legally married in Iceland.
Getting married in a different country than your own might seem like an overwhelming task. Still, if you wish to get legally married during your Iceland elopement, you must know exactly what documents you need to have a legal union.
You can get married in Iceland even if you are from another country; you must submit the required documents at least three weeks before your wedding date. The process can be made via email, and you would only need to present original documents once you arrive on the island. Here are the general requirements:
What do I need for my Iceland elopement?
Now that you know the documents you need to get legally married and the reason why you should choose this unique eloping location, there are some extra tips I have for your elopement to be perfect and smooth.
Activities after your ceremony.
Iceland has many activities for you and your partner to do the day of your elopement or during your stay if you choose to have your honeymoon on this amazing island. The most popular activity is watching the Northern Lights or hunting them. Ice carving and river rafting are seasonal activities as well as the Northern Lights.
Some year-round activities include horseback riding, ice climbing, whale watching, snorkeling, ATV biking, helicopter riding, and caving. Plus, you can rent a car and discover the island yourself; this is a great idea if you are eloping on a budget since sightseeing is always available and for free.