Eloping to Norway Guide
ELOPING TO NORWAY GUIDE
Eloping to Norway with all its beautiful fjords is a true nordic adventurous experience. I’ve put together a little guide to help you with your elopement planning.
Why elope to Norway?
Elopements aren’t about secrecy, they don’t have to just be the two of you. It’s about having your wedding day tailored to you. Elopements bring the focus of a wedding day back to you two without your day being a performance or a production of a traditional wedding. You can create the best day for the two of you from start to finish with or without guests.
Not only is Norway stunningly beautiful, if you are also an outdoorsy and adventurous couple, then Norway could tick all the boxes to have a long honeymoon with your elopement. With the most stunning endless stretches of forests and fjords there are plenty of spots to have beautiful photos as well as taking in all the breathtaking scenery on your elopement day.
THE BEST ELOPEMENT LOCATIONS
Aurland is one of the most scenic fjords in Norway. It’s so peaceful and has plenty of quirky authentic cabins for rental if you’re wanting that true Scandinavian experience.
The Lofoten Islands stretch for 200 km into the beautiful Norwegian coastline. With dramatic mountains and fjords, the loft islands are a great location to have an adventure elopement.
Stryn has all year round glacier skiing and is at the foot of the beautiful The Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre
Hardangerfjord has the fifth largest fjord in Noway and the famous ridge for epic photos and views.
With lush green vegetation, waterfalls and UNESCO. Geirangerfjord is a stunning location that has it all.
If you’re wanting a hike for your elopement Romsdaleseggan is easily accessible with scenic views at the top.
With its jagged mountain shape, Stetind is a beautiful backdrop to have for your ceremony.
BEST TIME OF YEAR TO TRAVEL
The summer months are usually the best time to access all the locations. The days are longer with the ‘midnight sun’ and the temperature is warmer. The fall is beautiful with colours and a little less busy than the summer months. Winter can be harsh conditions, which could make driving around tricky. Winter is the best time to see the northern lights, and if you’re wanting that dramatic scenery. Spring time is still quite cold, but less busy than the summer months and driving conditions will be better.
Norway makes it relatively straightforward for couples who are overseas to get married. You will of course need to be over 18, you can find a link to all the info here.
The main international airport is Oslo. From Oslo you can pick up internal flights.
If you’re thinking about eloping to Norway and would like to get in touch about your elopement photography, I would love to hear from you.