10 Best Places to Propose in Iceland (2024)

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by Suzanne Sachs  5 min read



Iceland is full of perfect places to propose. Whether you and the person you love are enthusiasts for waterfalls, beaches, mountains, lagoons, glaciers or good food and wine, there’s a beautiful spot to create a lifetime of memories. But where, exactly, should that most important question be asked? This guide describes some of the best places in Iceland to ask that special person to marry you.


In this guide we will explain the following:

  • Romantic Locations in Iceland For Outdoor Lovers
  • Seljalandsfoss Waterfall 
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
  • Blue Lagoon
  • Gullfoss Waterfall
  • Beautiful Mountains and Beaches
  • Kirkjufell Mountain
  • Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Romantic Destinations in Iceland
  • Solheimasandur Plane Wreck
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Svartifoss Waterfall
  • Landmannalaguar
  • Best Places to Propose in Iceland


Romantic Locations in Iceland

1. Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

This iconic waterfall, located along the southern coast of Iceland, is famous for its picturesque beauty and the ability to walk behind the cascading water. Proposing amidst the mist and rainbows created by Seljalandsfoss can make for a truly enchanting moment.


2. Thingvellir National Park

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Thingvellir National Park is not only historically significant but also boasts dramatic landscapes, including rift valleys, lava fields, and crystal-clear lakes. Propose at one of the park's scenic viewpoints or beside the tranquil waters of Lake Thingvallavatn.

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3. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

This stunning glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland is filled with floating icebergs and offers mesmerizing views of the surrounding glaciers. You could propose on the shores of the lagoon or during a boat tour among the icebergs, creating a magical and serene atmosphere.


4. Blue Lagoon

This geothermal spa, located in a lava field in Grindavik, is renowned for its milky-blue waters and rejuvenating properties. Propose in the tranquil surroundings of the Blue Lagoon, perhaps during a private retreat in one of the spa's luxury suites or under the starlit sky.


5. Gullfoss Waterfall

Known as the "Golden Falls," Gullfoss is one of Iceland's most powerful and majestic waterfalls, located in the Golden Circle region. You could propose on one of the viewing platforms overlooking the cascading waters, surrounded by the beauty of Iceland's rugged wilderness.


Beautiful Mountains and Beaches

6. Kirkjufell Mountain

This iconic triangular-shaped mountain on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is one of Iceland's most photographed landmarks. Propose with Kirkjufell Mountain as your backdrop, especially during the golden hours of sunrise or sunset when the mountain is bathed in soft light.


7.  Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach

Located near the village of Vik, Reynisfjara is one of Iceland's most famous black sand beaches, known for its towering basalt columns and dramatic sea stacks. You could propose against the backdrop of the crashing waves and unique rock formations for a romantic and awe-inspiring setting.


8. Sólheimasandur Plane Wreck

This abandoned DC-3 plane wreckage on a black sand beach near Vik has become an iconic landmark in Iceland. Proposing amidst the hauntingly beautiful scenery of the plane wreck and the surrounding volcanic landscape can create a unique and unforgettable moment.




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Outdoor Waterfalls and Trails to Propose in Iceland

Iceland is full of romantic waterfalls, and trails. These are some especially romantic locations for a proposal on a romantic walk, viewing waterfalls or enjoying a glass of wine or champagne in a secluded spot for the perfect proposal.

9. Svartifoss Waterfall

Located in Vatnajökull National Park, Svartifoss is known for its dramatic basalt columns surrounding the waterfall. Propose amidst the breathtaking scenery of the waterfall and the surrounding black lava rocks for a unique and romantic moment.


10. Landmannalaugar

This otherworldly area in the highlands of Iceland is known for its colorful rhyolite mountains, hot springs, and hiking trails. Plan a hike together and propose amidst the vibrant landscapes of Landmannalaugar, perhaps at the summit of one of the nearby peaks.


Best Places to Propose in Iceland

While it can be tempting to get wrapped up in elaborate proposal plans, sometimes the very best way to ask the question is a classic, heartfelt, on-one-knee moment. Whatever you and your soon-to-be fiance or fiancee enjoy, Iceland has beautiful and memorable places to propose. Make one of these romantic locations your special place by proposing with the perfect vintage engagement ring.


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Suzanne Sachs

Suzanne has always believed vintage rings can change lives. She's been in the jewelry industry for over 35 years, working with vintage jewelers, diamond dealers, diamond cutters, and gemologists. Suzanne started Artdecodiamonds in 2000 and understood the demand for vintage rings throughout the world. She ultimately started VintageDiamondRing.com in 2014, and understands each vintage ring is a reflection of you – your history, your relationships, your style, your elegance and is honored to have the opportunity to help you showcase your flair in a unique and exquisite way.
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