Tying the knot in an Icelandic glacier cave

Photo: Skarpi

Photo: Skarpi

Into the Glacier is fast making a name for itself as an exciting new Icelandic tourist destination – but could it now also be making inroads into the ‘adventure weddings’ market?

Writing for gayiceland.is, Ingibjörg Rósa speaks to Eva María Þórarinsdóttir Lange, co-owner and founder of Icelandic queer travel agency Pink Iceland and organiser of the first ever wedding to be celebrated at the stunning venue.

“I must admit, I had a slightly bigger knot in my stomach than usual,” Eva María says in her interview, recalling the logistical unknowns of organising the most beautiful day in a couple’s life in a remote Icelandic glacier cave in the middle of winter.

Happy couple Mari and Anthony, from the UK, decided to tie the knot in what is becoming one of Iceland’s most iconic tourist destinations, and Pink Iceland was on board to make the event the “huge success” that it was.

Langjökull, the glacier where the Into the Glacier ice caves ...

Langjökull, the glacier where the Into the Glacier ice caves are located. Photo: RAX

The good weather and the can-do attitude of Into the Glacier staff helped bride, groom and guests make the most of this most unorthodox of wedding experiences, and the extreme natural surroundings were put to good use.

“There are great acoustics in there so every little sound, every movement, could be heard,” Eva María explains.

“We brought the brilliant Hafsteinn Þórólfsson, singer and composer, who sang beautiful Icelandic traditional songs about the nature and his voice echoed all around.”

“The echoing dripping from the ice ceiling added to the mood as well, creating magnificent sound effects and the glacier itself makes some earthy sounds I can‘t describe […]. It was incredible.”

You can read the full interview and check out the amazing wedding photos on gayiceland.is here.

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