Iceland Elopement Photographer
why elope in iceland
Whether you want a wedding day spent exploring 4x4 roads to hidden canyons, or wandering through waterfalls and black sand beaches, or glacial hiking and canyoneering, or relaxing in hot springs, Iceland has the perfect spot for you.
Iceland is home to some of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in the entire world. All you need is an officiant and your marriage license, and it will be official!
Traveling to Iceland
The best airport to fly into is Keflavik International Airport, right outside of Reykjavik. You can easily pick up a renal car or van nearby and it is a great starting point for exploring the country. A bonus is that the Blue Lagoon is only a few minutes away and what better way to get over jet lag, than soaking in some hot springs! There are other airports locations all around the country, 464 in total, but it may be harder to pick up rental cars and flights may be pricer if you choose these options.
Where to stay in Iceland
Where you are choosing to elope in Iceland, will dictate where to stay. Some of the best places to stay in Iceland are Reykjavik, on the Golden Circle, and the Southern Coast (perfect for waterfalls and beaches). There are plenty of hotels, B&Bs, Inns, and short term rentals (Airbnbs/Vrbos) all over the country.
Also look at renting a van or camper for your elopement! There are a ton of incredible campsites all over the country and vanlife gives you the freedom to explore all Iceland has to offer.
Where to elope in Iceland
Iceland has such a variety of places to elope. Depending on the type of landscape you are going for will dictate where you want to elope in Iceland.
Some examples of where to elope in Iceland are Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Skógafoss waterfall, Gullfoss waterfall, Dyrholaey Sea Cliff, Thingvellir National Park, Reynisfjara black sand beach, Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Jokulsaron Iceberg Lagoon, Stone Bridge, and Kirkjufell.
But I have some hidden gems up my sleeve for my couples!
what it's like to elope in Iceland with me
hey, I'm Kelsey!
I'm your Iceland adventure elopement photographer with a whole lot of knowledge about Iceland.
Born and raised in New England, I'm an adventurer at heart. I've explored Iceland three times now, and continue to go back as much as I can. I'm always on the go exploring new places constantly to update my elopement locations for amazing couples like you! I'm a real maple syrup addict, love all things Fall and obsessed with meeting new people.
The outdoors and exploring in new places is what makes me feel alive. So I truly believe I have the best job in the world. Because if you're here, I can imagine you feel the same. I can't wait to daydream up the most perfect day with you and make the dream come to reality. I have a good feeling we'll be good friends and have the best time together!
hear it from my couples
"On the day of our elopement, Kelsey delivered with her amazing energy. She’s not there to stiffly pose you, she’s there to document the real moments for you as a couple and while she’ll offer direction when you need it, she’ll awe you by catching all the beautiful, genuine, special, tearful, joyful moments you’ll remember forever."
"She provided us with guidance right from the get-go, answering questions about everything from hiking boots to hair and makeup crises to permits, and took our vague, half-formed suggestions (Acadia National Park, foliage, mountain and water views, can we take a boat ride??) and turned them into something both achievable and magical."
"I didn't realize how many ways that an elopement photographer could help you prior to the big day, but Kelsey absolutely has the bases covered! She will be your hype-girl throughout the whole process and will be there with tips, recommendations, and encouragement!"
— cait + jim
— MEG + RITTICK
— BIANCA + ERIC
helpful planning resources
How to plan the perfect elopement
How to include your family
Create a sustainable wedding day
Whether you're including family or not, this post is a fun resource to figure out how to include them and keep your day feeling true to you.
Having an elopement is already reducing so much waste, but check here for some fun ways to make your elopement day sustainable and eco-friendly.
Is eloping planning overwhelming you? I get it. Check here on the steps I tell my couples to take in order to create a day that feels true to them. Hint: there is no dream that can't become a reality!
For Iceland Elopement inspiration + elopement tips, check out below.
Iceland elopement packages
most couples invest between $7,000-$10,000
As an elopement photographer, I value the experience I provide my couples. I am so much more than just a photographer. Here's just a little insight of the experience and what's included in my packages.