7 Stunning Destinations in Iceland for Couples 

Are you and your loved one planning to visit Iceland next year? The land of fire and ice awaits you with its stunning landscapes, natural wonders, and romantic atmosphere. Whether you want to experience a couple’s adventure in the mountains and nature or enjoy a romantic evening in a hot spring, Iceland is the right destination. Let’s explore 7 stunning destinations in Iceland for couples that shouldn’t be missed.

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Best Places to Visit in Iceland for Couples

1. Landmannalaugar

Nestled in the colorful mountains of the Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Landmannalaugar is a geothermal wonderland and paradise for hikers. It offers stunning trails that lead to hot springs, lava fields, and breathtaking panoramic views.

Laugavegur Trail Iceland for couples

What to do

Hike hand in hand through the stunning mountains, soak in hot springs, and create lasting memories in the heart of the Icelandic Highlands. If you are adventurous, get ready for the famous Laugavegur Trail, a multi-day hike that will show you all of the magical landscapes Iceland has to offer.

How to get there

Since Landmannalaugar is in the Icelandic Highlands, it is accessible only by 4×4 vehicle and only in the summer months. There are multiple ways to reach the Rainbow Mountains. If you go from Reykjavik, take the F32, and then continue on gravel road F208.

Tips on visiting

  • Be sure to experience at least one of the best hikes in Landmannalaugar!
  • The weather in Iceland is unpredictable but this goes double for the Highlands. Be prepared for any weather condition. 
  • If you have time, stay awhile. The Highlands have some epic untouched and raw Icelandic landscapes. This is where the real Iceland lies.
  • If you are not an experienced driver, don’t have access to a 4×4 vehicle, or you just don’t feel comfortable driving there, you can join a tour and get to Landmannalaugar with a guide. CHECK OUT THIS TOUR WE RECOMMEND

2. Dynjandi Waterfall in Westfjords

While Seljalandsfoss is the jewel of South Iceland, Dynjandi is the jewel of Westfjords. However, due to its location is usually isn’t too crowded. If you are planning to explore Westfjords, Dynjandi should be on your list. 

Why to visit

A lot of people say this one is one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls and we agree. The water cascades down several steps and trails, allowing you to get very close to the waterfall. The most massive part of the waterfall can be seen from just a few meters away, and you’ll also have spectacular views of the entire Dynjandisvogur Fjord. 

Dynjandi Waterfall iceland

Moreover, as a bonus, only the very best summer guided tours in Iceland typically visit Dynjandi. This means, you will often have it all for yourself!

But that’s not all. The Dynjandisá River on its way to the sea forms a total of 7 cascades, which you can see together with the most spectacular one. The massiveness of the waterfall is seen as it flows down each terrace. While the steepest and highest part of the falls is 30 meters wide, the lower, gentler one widens up to 60 meters.

How to get reach Dynjandi Waterfall

Although Dynjandi Waterfall is in a remote and desolate area of the Vestfirðir peninsula, it is quite easy to reach by car. It is only about 250 meters from road number 60, which runs through the entire Westfjords area.

Tips for visiting Dynjandi

  • Dynjandi’s location offers nice views of remote parts of Westfjords. This is some of the most spectacular and desolate landscape of the sea bays, and it is worth it.
  • The weather in Westfjords is more unpredictable than in other parts of Iceland so be ready for the possibility of rain.

3. Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

Another paradise is in the ocean not far from the shore of the South of Iceland. For couples who want to enjoy a good hike, stunning views, and soak up nature, Vestmannaeyjar is a bit of a hidden gem. It is perfect for everyone who wants to escape the popular tourist destinations. 

Why to visit

There’s a plethora of awe-inspiring things to do in the Westman Islands. Dramatic cliffs, puffin colonies, the iconic Eldfell volcano, and plenty of trails take you to romantic views and secret corners. Enjoy the sunset from the puffin lookout and let yourself calm down while watching the waves. All of these provide a charming and romantic setting in Iceland for couples to explore together.

How to get there

Take a ferry from the south coast from a place called Landeyjahofn. It is easily accessible by car from Reykjavík or Vík. The ferry takes you to the main island and town of Heimaey. 

Westfjords Iceland

Tips on visiting the Westman Islands

  • Enjoy the time on the board of the ferry. You will have a chance to see the coastline and small islands of the archipelago. If you are lucky and the weather is good, you might even see the majestic Eyjaffjatlajokulls volcano itself. 

If you have time, stay for at least two days. Although the island seems to be small, there are many things to do and see. Don’t be in a rush and enjoy the calmness of this place.

4. Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa located in a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula. Couples will be fascinated by the blue color of the water and the surrounding volcanic landscape which makes for a surreal and romantic atmosphere.

Why visit

Blue Lagoon is one of the most famous hot springs in Iceland. And for a reason! Immerse yourself in the calm mineral-rich waters of the Blue Lagoon and treat yourself to a relaxing experience. 

This romantic and relaxing getaway is a quintessential spot in Iceland for couples. The unique combination of hot springs and silica mud is said to have healing effects on the skin. It’s a perfect spot for a shared moment of tranquillity and pampering.

How to reach the Blue Lagoon

Whether you are traveling with or without a car, the Blue Lagoon is conveniently located between Keflavik and Reykjavik. It’s a short drive from Keflavik International Airport, making it an ideal stop for those arriving or departing.

Blue Lagoon Iceland

If you travel by car just follow Road 41 and turn on Road 43 which will lead you to the parking of the Blue Lagoon. For those who are not traveling by car, you can buy a tour that will take you to the Blue Lagoon and many other places around.

Tips on visiting the Blue Lagoon

  • Book your tickets in advance to secure your seat. Consider visiting during off-peak hours to enjoy more peace as this attraction is very popular and it might be crowded. ***Note: Due to the ongoing volcanic eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula, be sure to confirm the Blue Lagoon is open. CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS
  • If you want to enjoy peaceful moments with fewer people, you can visit Sky Lagoon. It doesn’t offer you mesmerizing blue water but on the other hand, you can treat yourself to a truly relaxing experience with a seven-step ritual. CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS

5. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is a famous and romantic place located in the south of Iceland. A quickly changing landscape where icebergs float serenely on the deep blue waters is paradise for all romantic souls.

Why visit

This is the perfect spot for romantic trips in Iceland. Witness the breathtaking beauty of the floating glaciers and watch the seals swimming among them. You can even take a boat trip that allows you to see the ice giants up close. When the sun is shining, you can observe changing lights and colors in the icy landscape. 

Jokulsarlon Lagoon Iceland couple

The famous Diamond Beach is located a few meters from the lagoon. Here you can enjoy sparkling pieces of glaciers caught by the black sand beach before leaving to the ocean waters.

How to get there

The lagoon is located along the Ring Road in southeast Iceland. It is approximately a 4.5-hour drive from Reykjavík. There are two big parking lots. CLICK HERE TO BOOK A TOUR

Tips on visiting

  • This is a very popular tourist place, so it is usually very crowded and almost impossible to park next to the lagoon. You can leave a car on the opposite side of the road next to Diamond Beach which is usually emptier. Another idea is to plan your trip early in the morning or later afternoon/evening when there are fewer people.
  • Respect nature and do not “play” with icebergs. 
  • As this place is quite far away from Reykjavik, plan the trip as part of your travel to Vík, Höfn, or Vestrahorn. 
  • Jökulsárlón is not the only glacier lagoon in the area. If you have time, stop to check Fjallsárlón which is nearby.

6. Seljalandsfoss

We admit – this is probably a place you already know as it is one of the most popular spots in all of Iceland. No matter how famous the waterfall is, it is stunning, so it needs to be included in this list. For those who have no idea what we are talking about, Seljalandsfoss is a majestic waterfall that falls 60 meters from the cliffs above and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe.

Why visit

There are plenty of waterfalls in Iceland, but this one is unique. It is distinguished by a walking trail that allows you to follow the cascading water from behind. You can literally walk around it and enjoy its beauty from all sides and angles.

How to get there

The waterfall is in the south of Iceland along the Ring Road. It is easily accessible by car from Reykjavik or any major town in the southern part of the country. If you don’t want to rent a car, you can BOOK A TOUR including a visit to all main attractions in the south, or if you are adventurous, you can try to hitchhike. 

Tips on visiting Seljalandsfoss

  • Wear a waterproof jacket and sturdy shoes as the mist from the waterfall can make the path slippery.
  • Visit in the late afternoon or early evening for magical light conditions and fewer people. Pro tip: use the long summer nights and plan the visit during the midnight sun to enjoy a unique and romantic atmosphere.
  • Many people go to the main waterfall, but the area offers many others. If you follow the trail for another 400 meters, you will find a hidden gem which is Gljúfrabúi Waterfall. It is almost 60 meters high and falls from the cliffs in a narrow gorge. We recommend wearing waterproof shoes as this beauty is hidden in the “cave” and to get there you need to go to the river and jump over the rocks. The way is not for everyone, but that makes it so unique. 

7. Lake Myvatn 

Lake Mývatn is in the northern part of Iceland about 85 km from Akureyri. The area is unique mainly because all of the typical Icelandic landscape features can be seen here. You will find lakes, geothermal springs, volcanic craters, waterfalls, and caves. That makes it a must-visit spot.

Why to visit

Lake Mývatn lies in an idyllic landscape of green meadows and its jagged shores create many places for beautiful views. Thanks to its location, it can be visited year round. You can choose from many trails going around the lake, but you also should pay attention to other interesting spots in the area, such as Hverfjall crater, the geothermal area Hverir, caves Grjótagjá and Stóragjá, or “blue lagoon of the north” – Mývatn Spa

Hverir Iceland geothermal area
Hverir geothermal area

How to get there

Mývatn is very accessible for all types of cars on the main ring road number 1 because it is located right on it. There is a gravel road around the lake, which is also passable for all vehicles.

Tips on visiting

  • A trip to Mývatn should ideally be combined, for example, with a visit to Dettifoss, Iceland’s largest waterfall, or the dramatic-looking Ásbyrgi Canyon.
  • In translation, “Mývatn” means something like “Fly Lake”, and you will soon discover that the name is indeed appropriate. During the summer, millions of flies swarm around the lake so we recommend packing a repellent.