FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT GETTING MARRIED IN ICELAND
What do you wear to a wedding in Iceland?
Layers, is the short answer. But we do encourage all guests to an Icelandic wedding to pay close attention to the weather forecast and seek information about the ceremony location. Remember to bring a pair of sensible shoes and an umbrella. Chances are you won't need either but better safe than sorry.
Can a US citizen get married in Iceland?
Yes - absolutely, and Icelandic authorities even issue an internationally recognised wedding certificate that is valid in the US.
Do I need a Visa to come to Iceland and get married?
Citizens of the United States and European Union (EU and EEA) do not need a Visa. Please check this site for more info.
What documents do I need to get married in Iceland?
Iceland Wedding Requirements are listed on our website HERE.
Do I need my documents translated?
Documents that are not in English, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian need to be translated and notarised.
Will my Iceland officiant speak English?
You are in luck, yes they will. Icelanders learn English from early in their childhood.
What is the best time to get married in Iceland?
Every day! Seriously, every season in Iceland has it’s charm but they are completely different from each other. Here are facts that we think are helpful in determining what season is right for you:
Summer // May - September
Midnight sun. The days are considerably longer in summer than winter in Iceland which means that you have all the time in the world to catch some amazing wedding photos AND you could even have a midnight wedding. Having a midnight or an evening wedding not only provides beautiful light but also way less people around, so if you have your heart set on getting married by one of Iceland’s most famous waterfalls usually crowded with people why not set a date around mid-June and get married close to midnight?
Winter // October - April
More ice caves! In summer many of the ice caves in Iceland are closed/not accessible but in Winter when it gets colder they take form and become available for people to explore and even get married!
Northern Lights. We can not guarantee but the Winter in Iceland is the season for Northern Lights and if you are one of the lucky ones that gets to end their wedding day with a Northern Lights display… well then you’re done, good!
We are already legally married and just want a symbolic ceremony, can you arrange that?
Yes we can. We’ve done both vow renewals and symbolic ceremonies.
What does an Icelandic wedding cost?
That depends on you. Are you thinking of an Icelandic elopement? Do you want your day to be adventurous? Comfortable? Do you want to travel between destinations by car or helicopter? Or perhaps you have 100 guests joining you and you’d like to treat them like royalty during their stay! We’d love to hear what you have in mind for your Iceland wedding and to schedule a video call where we can talk through it and live budget with you. You can also check out our wedding services information site for some estimates.
Why hire Pink Iceland as your wedding planner?
We have the best team ever and we truly enjoy what we do. We are a fully licensed and responsible company that employs experienced wedding planners as well as tour guides which is the perfect combination when creating an Iceland wedding experience, all the details of the wedding and the pre and post activities.
How does PInk Iceland make money?
We charge a planning fee for our expertise and guidance in the planning process. Where applicable we also collect commissions. You can read more in our Honesty Policy
Will you help us find a location for our Iceland wedding?
Of course, a big part of our planning services is to not only find you an amazing location for your wedding ceremony but also locations throughout the day for more epic Iceland wedding photos. We will try to steer you away from the most popular spots with other travellers as most couples appreciate more privacy during the ceremony but we’d never deny you the opportunity of taking that picture in front of Seljalandsfoss or in Reynisfjara black beach that you’ve always dreamt of. If you are feeling adventurous and would like to get off the beaten track we’d celebrate that adventure and have locations only reachable by super jeeps or helicopters in mind!
Does Pink Iceland only do LGBTQ+ weddings?
Pink Iceland has a simple motto, to work with nice people. We have a sign in our window asking people not to enter if they are racist, sexist or queer-phobic. If you're none of these things, welcome.
What is the wedding planning process like?
Once the initial planning fee is paid we’ll share an online folder with you, full of information and topics for you to think about, question and comment on. This folder contains a “Masterplan” which will serve as a live account of all the planning and decisions made in the process. Beside the Masterplan you will always have access to a costs spreadsheet and other information relevant to your wedding planning. Your planner will be on hand throughout the planning process via email and when needed phone and or video conversations. Rest assured we will always try to match or beat online prices and, if anything, we will be saving you money and a lot of time and effort. This also makes everything easier & simpler as you to only deal with one person throughout the planning process.