Planning a wedding in Iceland


The proposal, the engagement and the wedding itself is a super exciting time for you and your husband/wife to be. When planning the wedding itself, there are many things that need to be taken care of but first and foremost, you want to have your dream wedding perfect – including the wedding place & the honeymoon.
When planning a wedding in Iceland, it´s first and foremost about the location and what time of year you are getting married. The possibilities are endless on the beautiful volcanic island and here are a few ideas for you.

Hotel Rangá


Hotel Rangá is a four star luxury & dining resort in the south of Iceland. This countryside hotel is perfectly located to explore all the wonders and beauty that the south coast has to offer, including glaciers, waterfalls and northern lights in winter. Driving time from Reykjavík is about 80 min (96 km) and from Keflavík airport around 120 min (140 km).
The suites at Hotel Rangá are truly amazing. They are themed after each of the seven continents and provide the ultimate luxury, comfort, romance and relaxation for the guests. The junior suites include Asia, Australia, North America and South America. The master suits include Africa, Antarctica and a large Royal Suite with a view over the Rangá River and Mountain Hekla.


The staff at Hotel Rangá are experts in wedding planning. The wedding itself can take place in the beautiful church, Oddi, which is a traditional Icelandic country church. You can also opt for an outdoor ceremony as there are many beautiful attractions close to the hotel, such as Skógarfoss waterfall or by the riverbank by the river Rangá. Civil ceremonies can also be arranged. The wedding reception takes place at the hotel.
The staff at Hotel Rangá will do everything in their power to make your day perfect. They will assist you with everything that needs to be done, such as book a priest, inform you about the legal side of the ceremony, get a hairdresser and a make up artist, musicians, the bouquet, a driver, a photographer and help you with arranging the wedding by your request. Hotel Rangá offers 51 bedrooms, split into 24 standard rooms, 20 deluxe rooms, 4 junior suites and 3 master suites. So, there is plenty of room for friends and family if you invite guests.


The honeymoon is always an important part of the wedding. It is optimal to spend a week or two in Iceland after the wedding. You can either be located at Hotel Rangá and travel from there, do day trips or stay in other parts of Iceland. Ideas for an adventurous day are snowmobiling, hiking, whale watching and surfing. The possibilites are endless. If you are at Hotel Rangá sometimes between September and April, we strongly recommend you keep a close eye on the dark winter sky as Hotel Rangá is one of the best places in Iceland to experience the Northern lights. Not a bad idea to have the first dance as a married couple under the dancing winter sky!
Hotel Ranga is just one option of many. Weddings can take places almost anywhere. In the newly opened ice cave, up on a glacier, on the coast, in the Blue lagoon, out in the nature under the midnight sun or in a country church. These ideas are just to name a few, the possibilities are endless. Make the day special!