(Closed) Iceland or Ireland

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ve been to Iceland, we went there shortly after getting engaged.  It was pretty awesome.  The blue lagoon is amazing and I wish I could have spent days just in that water.  If we had been in Iceland longer I would have loved to explore more of the spas around Reykjavik too.  

The weather sucked the entire time we were there in July ’08.  It literally was misting outside constantly.  Not pouring rain – just misty rain all the time.  Just enough that you are constantly wet and cold.  But I loved how it was bright outside 24/7.  Literally at 4 in the morning the sun was still up.  You always felt awake.

Iceland isn’t super intense.  It’s not like the rest of Europe where you are constantly going to all of these historic sites, markets, and museums.  Don’t get me wrong, Iceland has plenty to do.  We did the “circle tour” which is offered through many companies.  You get to see beautiful waterfalls, glaciers, geysers, and geothermal plants.  It was fun, but I was sorta pissed on that tour because our seats for the 9 hour tour were in the very back of the bus and I get car sick easily!

I know they have a lot of outdoorsy things that you can do – horseback riding, snowmobiling, whale boat tours, etc.  I would have loved to do more of those things but we were only there for 2 days.  I also would have loved to go to some of the smaller towns in the more remote regions of Iceland.  You can rent cottages up there.  I think that would be really romantic.

Iceland is completely different from Ireland though.  Iceland is pretty barren.  In parts of it you will see mostly rocky land without any grass or trees.  But in the more mountainous parts it can be more green.  It’s definitely a unique terrain.

If you want more of the typical European honeymoon then I would go to Ireland.  You can experience both the country and city life there.  In Iceland the biggest city is Reykjavik which is like 200,000 people and although it had a lot of culture it never felt that big to me.  

Anyways, longest reply ever.  PM me if you want more info.  I’ve been to both countries before.

Post # 4
516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I say go for Ireland 🙂

Post # 5
35 posts

i live in ireland so i have to say im biasedLaughing

any questions you can pm me:)

Post # 6
746 posts
Busy bee

I concur with amariem25.  Iceland is a beautiful country with very unique features that you don’t really find anywhere else on earth.  I’ve been to both countries & while I did a lot of the sightseeing and typical touristy things in Iceland, I admit that the main objective on that trip was to experience Reykjavik’s legendery party scene!  Ireland’s historical sites, beautiful countryside, charming villages, pubs, music, & the some of the world’s nicest people give the entire country a romantic, almost magical air.  (Plus, you can even stay in castles instead of hotel rooms in Ireland!)

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