In Love with Iceland - Hotel Rangá - Luxury Resort in South Iceland

In Love with Iceland

The natural beauty of Iceland’s incredible landscape has made it a number 1 destination for couples looking for a wedding venue out of this world.
A wedding couple by an Icelandic waterfall
Photograph by Neil Thomas Douglas


Not only does Iceland offers the most photogenic backdrop for any wedding but it also provides a magical setting for a honeymoon. Many couples combine destination wedding ceremonies with romantic, yet, adventure-packed honeymoons. There are many airline providers making regular flights to Reykjavik so couples from around the globe are choosing Iceland for their special day.


Icelandic Wedding Planner

The key to organizing a wedding in Iceland is to designate a wedding planner or select a hotel that is experienced in wedding organization for overseas guests. The legal requirements are unique to Iceland and it is important that your wedding is planned well in advance.

Hotel Rangá’s wedding planner makes getting married in Iceland simple. There are many venue choices for the ceremony located within a short drive of Hotel Rangá, each of which offers wonderful opportunities for photography.


Getting married in an Icelandic Church

For religious ceremonies, Oddi Church stands just ten minutes from Hotel Rangá and is on one of the oldest church sites in Iceland. The current church was built in 1924 and offers an intimate and romantic setting with a panoramic landscape.


Church Oddi in Iceland at winter time
Church Oddi, in the fields of the Rangá, is a major historic site. It is one of the oldest church sites in Iceland.


An outdoor wedding ceremony

A popular outdoor venue is Gluggafoss which lies in a hidden valley called Fljótshlíð. Fljótshlíð was the home of Gunnar in Hlíðarendi, one of the most memorable characters in Njáls Saga, a famous historic Icelandic Saga.

Gluggafoss is unique for its three arches, which look like windows formed from water falling down the soft cliffs. From Gluggafoss there are beautiful views over the Eyjafjallajökull Glacier.


A wedding by Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
A pagan wedding by Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Photo by Pink Iceland.


Weddings by The Rangá River

Another natural location is on the banks of the River Rangá, just a few steps from the hotel. The River Rangá offers a tranquil setting in the heart of the countryside with stunning views of the Mt. Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull, Þríhyrningur (an extinct volcano) and the Westman Islands in the distance.


A wedding couple by the Rangá River
The Rangá River is a great location for a wedding. Photo by Gunnar Freyr.



The perfect destination wedding


For further information about getting married at Hotel Rangá we recommend our Wedding Page or contact our wedding coordinator with any questions you might have.



We like to end all of our wedding blog posts with some Icelandic music. This time it’s one of the most popular wedding songs in Iceland, Ást by Ragnheiður Gröndal. 


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