*Disclaimer: Any locations mentioned in this document are ideas and suggestions only. I cannot guarantee the privacy, seclusion, aesthetic look, or logistical feasibility of any location. Any additional permits or fees required by the venue or local jurisdiction shall be the responsibility of the client.
**High Altitude: It is important to be aware of the effect of high altitudes on yourself and/or your guests. Regardless of level of fitness, some people can get headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and shortness of breath at altitudes over 8,000 ft. Drink tons of water and consider bringing doctor-recommended medications that can alleviate symptoms. Acclimating at altitude for a few days before your wedding can also help. It is your responsibility to know your level of ability for hiking—especially at high altitudes.
***4WD roads: If you plan on using a location up a 4WD road, it is your responsibility to determine your level of experience, your car’s performance, or to hire a professional. Many high-alpine 4WD roads may not be fully accessible due to snow, even into mid-July. Call a local ranger or jeep operator, and look at trail reports to determine if the road you’re interested in will/should be accessible on your date. Many high-alpine 4WD roads are not for the faint of heart, and if passengers have a fear of heights, it may not be the best choice. Watch youtube videos of the drive, and only have experienced 4WD drivers with capable vehicles attempt difficult roads—there are many 4WD vehicle operators (Jeep tour companies) that can assist with this as well.
****Images & descriptions used in this document are not all copyrighted/taken by Laura Mohr. Images/copy pulled from public resources such as google, instagram, pinterest, online forums, etc.
Iceland is so beautiful and diverse. No matter where you decide to do you ceremony it will be breath taking and so special. After hour and hour of research a found a long list of things I'd love to explore with you and some are such perfect locations for private ceremonies. I recommend picking an area where you are most drawn and then the day before or the day of we pick your ceremony spot spontaneously. Depending on weather and crowds some might be better than others. We can use other locations in that area for your portraits and the other parts of the island we can explore the days before and after your ceremony. But once you pick an area we can figure out logistics like vendors, permits and airbnb's.
Here are the 4 areas I recommend. You can see more in detail what each of my saved pins are HERE in my google maps.
Below I will list my top choice locations in each area for your ceremony:
A great location because of the increible cliffs and it's an excellent place to see a ton of unique sea birds like the Puffins which you can only see in very few places in the world. Said to be "the end of the world and the best views of Iceland".
If you guys are fans of Game of Thrones you'll love this place. Because of the popular connection it can get busy here so it's important that if this is your ceremony spot or for portraits that we come very early in the morning or late at night and try and see the northern lights.
The black sand beach is where all the main stream tourist go. The cliffs are the view from about. And it's breath taking. If we come early we can find spot that's private. It's pretty big so if there are peoplein an area we will walk further away and find a new spot with no one. They we can explore the beach below for portraits after the ceremony.
Such an incredible place. So many options here. Depending on the tide we can get incredible reflection shots. A 7.33 USD pp charge that I think is worth it(it's private property). We can spend hours exploring and taking epic photos.
An Icelandic dream. Unfortunately due to disrespectful people there are ropes everywhere so not recommended for the ceremony but definitely for exploring and potential portraits or drone shots.
A very cool and unique scene. Black sands and an old plane crash. I'd recommend this location just before sunset and then so night photography here.
The iconic waterfall in Iceland for a reason. We can do photos in front and above. Fun for drone shots.
Beautiful cliffs, small quiets black sand beaches and lots of wild life.
Glacier watching and little + big ice bergs on the beach. Something very unique to see.
An incredible place created by a huge iruption from the near by volcano about 250 years ago where moss has overgrown the lava rock. It's a very unique scene
Mentioned as one of the best experiences in Iceland. A beautiful hike in the mountains and finish with a hot swim.
The epic experience of hiking and then climbing the biggest glacier in Europe. Unfortunately the ice caves are only available until March but this is the just as cool!
Spend 4.5 hours exploring the hue glacier and learn how to ice climb. All the climbing gear is provided. Price is only $162 per person.
For a cheaper alternative you can just hike the glacier for only $77 per person.
REMEMBER THIS IS YOUR WEDDING DAY. FOCus ON YOU FIRST. IF YOU INVITE ANYONE, ONLY INVITE THOSE THAT WILL 100% MAKE YOUR DAY BETTER. THEY WILL BE SUPPORTIVE AND FULL OF LOVE. NO DRAMA, NOT SELFISHNESS. THIS DAY IS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR commitment TO THE REST OF YOUR LIVES. NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO BE THERE.