There is nothing more wondrous to inject sheer romance into a relationship than to share something unique and awe inspiring. The big outdoors will go straight to the heart in a way that is as natural and beautiful as the act of falling in love. The Northern Lights is one of nature’s phenomena’s that needs to be seen at least once in a lifetime. The glorious swathe of abstract art created in the night sky is moving and more so with someone special.
Iceland is the perfect adventure weekend getaway, but essential you take the carefully curated Vida route to romance to ensure you don’t get stuck in mass tourism central. This begins with renting a comfortable 4X4 that is just for the two of you, with a perfectly designed play set providing the soundtrack as you pootle into town and check into the impossibly chic Ion Hotel. Stroll to dinner at the Grillmarkadurinn (Grill Market) for casual cosy and delicious food straight from the farm.
The Golden Circle is the route that provides visitors with the highlights of the majestic outdoors that Iceland has to offer, but one road, and easy to navigate, you can stay comfortably just the two of you in your rental 4X4 and getting lost is not possible in terms of roads there is only one, but lost in each other and the scenery, absolutely. You will stop as long as you want to survey the epic scenery hand in hand when you want and ease back into town when you’re ready. But don’t dilly dally about making a reservation for dinner at Dill the Michelin starred wonder in Reykjavik.
A luxurious sleep in with a late breakfast in bed is our recommendation, after all, what’s the point of a romantic weekend if you don’t have time to really relax? An easy 50 minute drive will have you out of one Ion Hotel and into the Ion Adventure Hotel, a design masterpiece nestled like a alien aircraft on the landscape. You can swim in the heated pool and gaze at the Northern Lights as you bob about in the water. Or wrap up warm and step away from the building to survey the greatest light show on earth.
Plan to spend a full 24 hours at the Adventure Hotel or leave in time to float about in the Blue Lagoon en route to the airport. Iceland is stunning, and the perfect place to light up your love life with Northern Lights, and fireside cuddles. Epic is the word to describe romance in this setting.
Vida’s travel tip: book early for absolutely everything including dinner reservations is absolutely essential, don’t wait until you get there.
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