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A recent study by The Knot and the Wedding Channel found of the 1.4 million couples marrying, 15 percent fled to Mexico for the honeymoon and another 12 percent traveled to Jamaica. But there’s no law stating a honeymoon destination has to be warm, especially if your romance is hot enough to burn brightly just about anywhere. Consider one of these unique destinations to celebrate your nuptials.
The ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjarvi, Sweden is above the Arctic circle. You’ll stay in a room made of ice complete with reindeer skin bedding and artistically sculpted pieces.
Photo of The ICEHOTEL in Sweden by Stephan Herz via Wikimedia Commons
The Engelberg-Titlis Igloo Village in Engelberg, Sweden is another option. Imagine blogging about your honeymoon from inside an igloo. A resort carved from ice complete with a hot tub and fondue; the temperature outside won’t keep things from heating up inside your igloo.
Want another sub-zero honeymoon? Rugged adventure seekers can try a sled dog racing trip in Karasjok, Norway and at night stare up at amazing displays of the Northern Lights. This honeymoon adventure starts in a rustic lodge. From there, embark on your journey. Adventures last from a few days to two weeks. During winter months, combine the trip with a stay at an igloo hotel in Alta. Visit MagneticNorthTravel.com to find more information on booking a trip.
Photo of dog sledding by Anthony DeLorenzo via Flickr
Instead of sharing bland anecdotes from a typical honeymoon like, “Dear, do you remember when that waiter served us a Mai Tai instead of a Martini?” You’ll have more interesting stories to tell like, “Honey, do you remember when our dog sled slat broke and I had to repair it with a tree limb?”
If you don’t want to go overseas, there are plenty of alternative honeymoons in the U.S. A trip to popular Yosemite National Park is the perfect way for nature lovers to celebrate a new marital bond. Breathtaking waterfalls and fresh air await you.
Photo by jfdervin via Flickr
A trip to Acadia National Park in Maine offers brilliant vistas over a rock strewn, Atlantic coastline.
Photo by Dougtone via Flickr
More experienced hikers and backpackers can hike through the backcountry of the Grand Canyon and down to the Colorado River. It’s an experience you won’t forget. Nearly untouched, this wilderness adventure provides a lifetime of memories. This is a demanding hike with few trail markings; hikers must possess expert trail-finding skills or hire a guide. You will also need the proper passes before you go.
Photo by Grand Canyon NPS via Flickr
Download the National Park Service’s app on your T-mobile smartphone or visit their Find a Park Web page to find park information, activities to suit your interests and info on booking your next trip.
A volunteer honeymoon is for couples who love making a difference in the world. There are several options, from a Habitat for Humanity trip to a research safari in Africa. Joy Tour & Travel can help find trips perfect for conscientious honeymooners and you can search different opportunities by date, activity or location. Lending a hand to a cause is certain to start your marriage off on the right foot.
Photo by tukanuk via Flickr
Are you trying to figure out where to go on your honeymoon? Give Rebecca a call at 1-800-875-4569 or (513)777-8221, or send her an email at Rebecca@joytours.com to get started on your honeymoon that is just as unique as your love!