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Iceland among top ten gay wedding destinations

Lonely Planet puts Iceland on list of top ten gay wedding destinations. “Take your pick of mind-blowing backdrops for the ceremony: beside a thundering waterfall, in a rustic wood church or surrounded by hulking blue glaciers. Iceland’s magical landscapes make a perfect backdrop to any ceremony,” the travel guide states, putting Iceland in eight place on its list and Hawaii on top.

Lonely Planet mentions the fact that soon after Iceland legalized same-sex marriage in June 2010, former PM Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the world’s first openly lesbian head of state, married her partner, writer and journalist Jónína Leósdóttir. Therefore the incredibly welcoming scene should come as no surprise.

Pink Iceland is specially referred to as Iceland’s top LGBT wedding expert.

Lonely Planet’s top 10 gay wedding destinations, “not only gorgeous and romantic, but they also make it easy to get married on-site.”

  1. Hawaii
  2. San Francisco, California
  3. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  4. Cape Town, South Africa
  5. Tahiti
  6. Queenstown, New Zealand
  7. New York City
  8. Iceland
  9. Vancouver, BC, Canada
  10. Boston, Massachusetts

Additional LGBT nuptials hotspots

“These gay-wedding-friendly countries also make sweet retreats, though typically one partner needs to be a resident”:

  • The Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Spain
  • France


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