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German Weddings Popular in Iceland

For the past few years the number of German couples getting married in Iceland has been increasing. Yesterday Christian and Anke Wiesner were married by Seljalandsfoss waterfall in south Iceland by the representative of the sheriff in Hvolsvöllur, Kristín Thórdardóttir.

“In most cases these are people who for some reason have fallen for Iceland,” Pétur Óskarsson, one of the owners of Katla, an Icelandic travel agency in Munich, told Morgunbladid.

Ten years ago Katla Travel published a picture of a wedding couple on Vatnajökull glacier in its brochure and since then the agency has noticed increasing interest among German couples to tie the knot in Iceland.

Óskarsson said that interest took a sudden leap a few years back when German wedding magazines and blogs began writing about weddings in Iceland. “There has never been such a high demand before, I guess we have helped organize 30 weddings for the past four years.”

“We notice that there are many questions about this now. People come back after the summer and tell others about their experiences,” Óskarsson added. “People who come to Iceland to get married want something unique and unforgettable and there are an incredible amount of possibilities in Icelandic nature.”

This summer Katla Travel organized wedding for ten German couples in Iceland and according to Óskarsson, a few weddings are already being planned for next summer. “We expect there to be more weddings next year.”

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