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Iceland Overview

Whether you want to relax and unwind after a hectic time of planning or want to spend your days in a frenzy of sightseeing, there are plenty of opportunities for both when you honeymoon in Iceland. With plenty to visit in the capital and lots of activities to pursue around the island, your honeymoon will be truly memorable.

If you are after magical experiences that will stay with you forever, then Iceland is definitely the honeymoon location for you. With regular flights from South Africa, you can be exploring this amazing island within a day. Take in the culture of the vibrant capital, Reykjavik, with its plethora of art galleries, museums, theatres and opera house. Take an elevator to the top of the imposing Hallgrimskirkja Church to see fantastic views of the city. Visit Vatnajakull, the largest glacier in Europe and relax at the end of the day in a warming geothermal pool. Get the adrenalin flowing with a spot of white water rafting or spend the day gently cruising around the island. Whatever you do, a honeymoon in Iceland will be an unforgettable experience.

Key Facts for Iceland

Currency: Icelandic Krona

Capital: Reykjavik

Language: Icelandic

Flight time: 14 hours from Johannesburg

When to Honeymoon in Iceland

When to go:
– You can visit practically all year round depending on whether you want to see the Northern Lights or experience days where it never gets dark. June-August are the warm summer months but February and March are also a good time to visit since the days are longer than the early winter months and prices can be cheaper.

Flight information:

– Multiple carriers operate between South Africa and Iceland on a regular basis. KLM/Icelandair fly from Johannesburg with one stopover in Amsterdam, arriving in Reykjavik in 18 hours.


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Getting Married in Iceland

If you're looking to get married in a destination which has a dramatic landscape as well as plenty of culture, then why not consider Iceland. Located in the mid Atlantic Ocean, this large island is widely covered with incredible waterfalls and glaciers, yet also boasts some of the best nightlife in Europe. With plenty of small chapels, quaint churches or hotel resorts in which to get married, weddings abroad in Iceland are growing in popularity. Iceland also has plenty of stunning venues with spectacular views in which to host a reception or celebratory party.

Marriage Requirements


Couples wishing to get married in Iceland need to send copies of their documents 2 weeks before their intended wedding date. They can send copies by fax and then the originals need to be received no later than 5 days before the wedding date. Couples must be over 18 and they will need the following documents. Proof that they are both legally staying on the island (residency permit, passport stamp or air ticket), birth certificates, form of no impediment signed by both of them and 2 reputable witnesses, certificate of marital status, divorce/death papers (if applicable). After the ceremony has taken place they will be able to obtain a Marriage Certificate from the National Registry Office. For more information visit http://syslumadur.is/Default.aspx?id=41&cmd=menu