April 23, 2019

Why Iceland is the Perfect Babymoon Destination

by Ragnheidur Harpa
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Ragnheidur studied anthropology with a minor in media so it might not come as much of a surprise that she is curious about the nature. She loves educating others about her findings or her home country, Iceland. Ragnheidur is into country living, traveling, Icelandic horses, the Icelandic naming system, plants and all things having to do with food and beer. Her favorite places in Iceland are the Westfjords and the South Coast but she has lived in downtown Reykjavik for the last few years.
Why Iceland is the Perfect Babymoon Destination

When planning a babymoon you are looking for a place that is relaxed, has an excellent accommodation standard, will feed you delicious food and always make you feel safe. Well, it just so happens that Iceland is all of this and even more.

Babymoon Iceland

Iceland might not be a tropical country but it is a place of great geothermal warmth. This has turned the island into somewhat of a hot spring paradise and swimming pools are just around the corner in every town you’ll find. Perfect for pregnant women! The country is renowned for its fresh and healthy food ingredients and is home to many world class and award-winning chefs. Iceland is where in summer the sun never sits and where in winter the Northern Lights color the dark sky. It is a magical place with a certain charm and natural beauty unlike any other. Simply put, Iceland should be your next babymoon destination!

If you are not convinced by now. We are just getting started!

10 Reasons Why Iceland is the Perfect Babymoon location!

Maternity photo in Iceland

1. You’ll Find Swimming Pools in Every Town

Many women talk about the freeing feeling of being in the water during their pregnancy. Not only will it make you feel lighter and movements are easier but it will also help with sore muscles and swollen feet. Make sure to drink water before and after the dip.

Swimming Iceland

2. Icelandic Food

Icelandic cuisine is famous all around the world and its reputation is well-deserved. The key ingredients, which are often fish or lamb are always fresh and of high quality. The traditional fish dishes are all well-cooked so you do not have to worry about them not being pregnancy-proof. The lamb is often presented as steak, a chop or in the famous lamb meat soup which is highly recommended!

3. The Ice Cream

Iceland could have easily received its name due to its peoples’ love of ice cream. No matter the season you can see a mile long line from the best parlors packed with mouth-watering Icelanders waiting for their next scoop. Join the queue and learn what all the fuss is about!

Ice Cream Iceland

4. Iceland is the Safest Country Ever!

Safety is important for any traveler but especially when choosing your babymoon vacation destination now that you are growing another human. Iceland’s crime-rate is extremely low and people care for each other. The country has no army and the police force does not carry guns. There is simply no need to!

Reykjavik Iceland

5. There are No Mosquitos

One of the greatest perks of living in Iceland is not having to worry about being bitten by mosquitoes.

6. No Dangerous Diseases to Contract

When traveling pregnant many worry about the Zika or other dangerous diseases and understandably so. This is why I am happy to inform you that Iceland has never had a case. The health care is excellent and vaccinations are seen as a rite of passage.

7. Iceland is Very Relaxed and Stress-Free

Another important factor of the perfect babymoon is relaxation. The reason for a babymoon is to go away to rest and build up energy for the upcoming birth and newborn so the environment needs to be completely stress-free. This is where Iceland gets the highest marks.

Secret Lagoon Iceland

Iceland is a big country with a small population giving plenty of space to everyone. The pace is quite and the people are kind. There are endless options for road trips, picnics in vast open nature and stunning mysterious black sand beaches. The air is clean and the water has an eminent taste. Furthermore, do Icelanders speak English fluently so language barriers are non-existing. All in all, there are no hassles in sight!

8. The Distance Between Stops are Short
Which means that you don’t have to spend hours sitting in between stops and will have plenty of opportunities to use the bathroom and stretch your legs. Something that becomes increasingly important as you get closer to your due date.

Icelandic Roads

9. You Just Might Get the Perfect Maternity Photo!

Imagine a scene where an expectant mother stands in front of a powerful waterfall, a spouting geyser or a herd of fluffy ponies. Now imagine you as the mother and add to the equation untouched nature and no one around to photobomb you. Just perfect isn’t it!  

10. The Blue Lagoon!

Now talk about a great spot to have your maternity photo taken. The Blue Lagoon has received the honorable status of being one of the Wonders of the World. That on its own is a reason to visit but the unique setting and the amazingly designed facilities will undoubtedly take your breath away. Its tranquil turquoise blue waters which sit in a field of black lava rocks create the most stellar contrast and the natural warmth is very inviting.

Blue Lagoon Iceland

As if that wasn’t enough you can even get spa treatments and prenatal massages done in the Blue Lagoon water. Just make sure to book in advance, they tend to fill up.

Affordable Ways To Do a Babymoon in Iceland

  • Research Food Prices Beforehand
    Check out our Cheap Eats in Reykjavik blog for more information and ideas on budget-friendly meals in Iceland.
  • See which tours are on sale!
    Tour companies often put a discount on the last seats of specific tours which can really help you save money. Make sure to compare prices and book with some notice.
  • Drink the tap water!
    has some of the best water in the world. Don’t splurge on bottled water. Enjoy what nature provides us with.

    One of the best things about babymooning in Iceland is that the trip will (most likely) be alcohol-free. Alcohol is the most expensive part about eating out in Iceland so you will be saving tons!
  • Go grocery shopping
    This might also help with those cravings that keep sneaking up. Pre-planning and stacking up on goodies and sweets can help save money!

Babymoon Iceland

Tours you should join on a Babymoon in Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall

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(but keep them in mind for next time)

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