Just engaged - first kiss 100 Stories from Iceland

Iceland: Proposal in the most unique place

Höfn, Iceland, 29.04.2024 – It is not just a trip to Iceland; it’s an exclusive journey to propose in a place like no other. The magic of Iceland’s nature is unparalleled, and proposing in such a unique setting is a privilege that creates unforgettable memories.

An unforgettable memory in the vast Vatnajökull glacier.

Laufey Guðmundsdóttir, a renowned expert at Glacier Journey, is a master at crafting unique experiences. Like many other tourism companies in Iceland, Glacier Journey is often approached to curate trips for those seeking unforgettable moments. Their expertise and dedication ensure that every trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

“For example, a man, who we’ can call John, contacted us and wanted to book a trip to a magnificent and unforgettable place where he could propose to his fiancee, Charlotte. He wanted us to find the perfect place, and we were thrilled that John trusted us for this monumental moment in their lives.”

John, therefore, arranged a snowmobile tour on Vatnajökull with Glacier Journey. Unbeknownst to Charlotte, this was just the beginning of an extraordinary experience. The meticulously planned surprise element added an extra layer of excitement to the day.

John and Charlotte had the perfect day: beautiful blue skies with no cloud in sight, freshly fallen crisp snow, and no wind. They had the most fantastic view over the vast ice cap of Vatnajökull, with majestic mountain peaks all around. The glimmering glacier made them feel like they were on a different planet. 

“We took them to the perfect location in a valley below mountain peaks. We gave John the sign that this was the place, “Laufey says and continues. He trampled through the snow to get to Charlotte’s snowmobile. He got down on one knee in the knee-deep fresh snow by her side while she sat there, perfectly oblivious to what was happening. Thank God, she said yes. 

Laufey had brought some chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne, and flowers on tour to celebrate their love. “This moment was something no one can ever forget,” she says.

This beautiful moment took place during a volcanic eruption in Grindavík. Iceland is a small country, but it is still huge. The volcanic eruptions in Grindavík do not affect the safety of traveling in other places in Iceland. Glacier Journey is located on the Southeast coast of Iceland. 

“Of course, these natural disasters affect us by heart,” Laufey says. “We are genuinely sorry for the people of Grindavík who must flee their homes and start over in different places. But we are safe; we can travel, fly, and enjoy the rest of Iceland.”

Amidst the natural chaos of a volcanic eruption on the Reykjanes peninsula, John and Charlotte found themselves in the most extraordinary circumstances. The thrill of driving a snowmobile on Vatnajökull, a memory to be cherished forever, was only the beginning. Atop Vatnajökull, in a setting of unparalleled beauty, they sealed their love amid a volcanic spectacle on the other side of the island—a proposal like no other in a place of breathtaking uniqueness.

Laufey Guðmundsdóttir
Tour Guide / Owner
+354 478 1517 / +354 867 0493

This story is a part of the 100 Stories from Iceland.

About Glacier Journey:
Glacier Journey is a local family business owned and run by Laufey and Gulli. They live in the countryside and have four children and seven grandchildren. Their combined experience is measured in decades, although they are not that old! Glacier Journey specializes in tours in the Vatnajökull National Park area. Our tours range from super jeep and snowmobile to ice caves and private tours. In addition, we provide sightseeing tours on small buses for groups. Our passion is to provide our customers with an opportunity to experience the astonishing nature of the area.