There’s nothing quite like getting away alone with that special someone in your life to make memories that you’ll never forget. An amazing romantic getaway to Iceland can help transform your relationship, giving you time to relax together and connect on a deeper level. Iceland might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of romance, but the truth is, this amazing country offers many advantages that the romantic traveler should carefully consider when planning for that vacation away. Not for nothing is Iceland called the land of fire and ice—and you can bring that fire to your romantic relationship on an amazing romantic getaway to Iceland.
The Capital City
In Reykjavik, Iceland, you’ll find just 200,000 people—a small city by many standards. This city, however, nevertheless has all the amenities you could ask for: an amazing nightlife, with parties that start at midnight and last until five in the morning; Hallgrímskirkja church, with its incredible tower that can be seen from anywhere in the city; Höfði House, which is one of the most beautiful buildings in Reykjavik; and plenty of other attractions to visit with your sweetheart.
Throughout Iceland, you’ll find incredible views that are the very heart of romance. Since the country is relatively small, you’ll be able to see a large percentage of it on your stay—or, conversely, take the time to really explore a specific area with the one you love. There are some amazing, sweeping views and beautiful locations in nature throughout Iceland that the two of you will be delighted to explore together.
Seljalandsfoss is a stunning waterfall that you and your beloved can easily walk behind together as you explore the incredible landscape. This waterfall looks like something out of a fantasy novel: a beautiful, romantic location for a picnic or simply for sitting and taking in the view together—especially if the view includes the person closest to your heart.
Thingvellir National Park includes more than just the stunning landscapes you can expect to see as you travel throughout Iceland. At Thingvellir National Park, you can go snorkeling over the Silfra fissure with your loved one. This five-hour tour will take you through crystal clear waters to view a stunning underwater adventure. This trip is limited to six participants per guide, so you’ll get a wonderful small, romantic trip that you and your beloved will be talking about for years to come.
The Great Geysir will be sure to evoke feelings of awe as you and your beloved stand a safe distance away, watching as it shoots water hundreds of feet into the air. It’s a stunning display that is amazing to capture on camera, but even more incredible to capture in your minds for future reminiscing together.
Gullfoss is another gorgeous waterfall with an amazing story to tell. Explore the area with your beloved, taking in stunning scenery as you hold hands and wander around together. The beauty of untouched nature will leave you awed—and that awe will translate to one another.
Choosing Your Home Base in Iceland
While you’re staying in Iceland, you want to stay at the best hotels: the ones that will allow you to focus on your sweetheart and keep the romance alive. Luckily, there are plenty of great options to choose from.
Silica Hotel, which is located at the famous Blue Lagoon, is a fantastic romantic getaway for travelers through Iceland. This gorgeous hotel is just minutes away from the main Blue Lagoon resort and has its own private bathing lagoon just for hotel guests—a definite plus for checking out with your sweetheart. The amazing, serene atmosphere is perfect for focusing on the one you love during a relaxing stay.
Hotel Borg, located in the heart of Reykjavik, offers nice, large rooms where you and your sweetheart can cozy up for an evening in together. Large, deep bathtubs offer plenty of space for one or both of you, while heated marble floors in the bathroom will keep you warm. The understated decor leaves you free to focus on the one you love during your stay in this luxurious hotel.
CenterHotel Thingholt was designed with romance in mind. This gorgeous hotel includes all the amenities you could ask for from a romantic retreat with your sweetheart. The lighting and design are inspired by the beauty found throughout Iceland, from lava flows to waterfalls. In the attached spa, you’ll find rainfall showers, soaking tubs where you can receive a shoulder massage together, and more.
The Most Romantic Meals in Iceland
Of course, a romantic trip with your sweetheart wouldn’t be complete without a few romantic dinners along the way. As you sample the local cuisine, these stunning restaurants will help keep the romance flowing and make your adventure even more memorable. Note that in Iceland, if you want to get a table in high season or on the weekend at many of these amazing restaurants, you should make your reservations at least two weeks in advance to be sure you’ll get the table you want to share with your beloved.
Lækjarbrekka provides amazing Scandinavian cuisine in an incredibly romantic environment that will have both you and your sweetheart smiling. Sample their amazing lobster dishes or try the lamb together. Many guests opt to check out the three-course menu, which provides everything from the wine to the dessert.
At Fiskfelagid, or Fish Company, you’ll find a decadent menu that’s perfect for sharing with your beloved. The restaurant provides amazing service coupled with a dim atmosphere where you can enjoy some quiet conversation with the one you love before heading back to your hotel or off on another romantic adventure together.
MATUR OG DRYKKUR provides a cozy, intimate feel that you and your beloved will be sure to enjoy together. The amazing menu is one of the highlights of your trip together.
Planning a romantic getaway to Iceland is a great way to rekindle the fire with your loved one. There are some incredible sights to see, foods to try, and hotels and spas where you can experience incredible luxury together. It’s time to book your getaway to Iceland today and discover just how much this incredible vacation can benefit your relationship.