Seljalandsfoss

Choosing to have your wedding in front of a waterfall is a tall order.  Luckily, there is an amazing expert in the field able to help you plan your Iceland wedding.  Iceland wedding planner, my name is Ann Peters and my husband and I are destination wedding photographers who were not only married in front of the magnificent Seljalandsfoss waterfall but we planned our own Iceland wedding from top to bottom.  Not one detail was forgotten.  We have wonderful packages that combine Iceland wedding planning, Iceland engagement photos, and full day Iceland wedding photography so please feel free to contact us if you are interested in getting married in Iceland.

So you are here wondering what waterfalls in Iceland can you marry at?  You have come to the right place! The most popular waterfalls in Iceland to marry at are Skogafoss Waterfall and Seljalandsfoss Waterfall in Southern part of the country.  These two waterfalls have the most space and offer still a level of intimacy to your ceremony and exclusivity for you and your guests.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall could not be more perfect for an Iceland destination wedding.  You begin seeing the beauty emerge from the cliffs as you enter from the west on Route 1 (or Þjóðvegur Road) on your left hand side and if coming from the east to west you are surprised by it on your right hand side.  Once you park the excitement starts…

You are greeted with 200 feet of sheer power, cliffs, grass landings, a bridge, other sporadic waterfalls that flow from the surrounding cliffs, and a cute little pathway leading to the inside of the cave behind the waterfall.  Take that little pathway and it leads behind the waterfall and to the other side there is an amazing lookout to the Icelandic countryside.  Shield your camera and bring your raincoat though if heading behind the falls as it gets windy and very wet!  Brides, you may not want to try this on a windy day you will get soaked from head to toe, I assure you!

I know my husband and I will never forget the sound of the waterfall as we said our wedding vows in front of the massively pure Seljalandsfoss Waterfall. Note: If you are thinking of holding your ceremony at Seljalandsfoss and having a guest list of people attending you will need to have an Icelandic DJ or sounds system in place.  Otherwise your guests will not be able to hear your wedding vows or ceremony music.  Also, if you plan to have gorgeous rose petals lining your pathway down to your groom please be respectful to pick them up all after (even if they are eco-friendly).  Iceland embraces destination weddings at all hours of the day but would like to keep the land as pure as possible.  There are no gates or fees to marry there but do leave it as you found it so other may embrace the beauty just as you did.

These rules apply for all Iceland waterfalls.  No gates, no fees, or permission is needed to hold your wedding there.  But people will also not stop for your wedding either so timing or positioning of your wedding party and bridal walk is important for stunning Iceland wedding portraits. As Iceland wedding planners and Iceland wedding photographers we can help you with this!

Please visit our other wonderful blog post on this awesome Iceland wedding location:

http://icelandweddingplanner.com/2013/09/25/iceland-wedding-location-seljalandsfoss-waterfall/

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