All of these honeymoon destinations in Europe have a few things in common: they're one of a kind, they're a little bit off the beaten path and they are all absolutely incredible sites to celebrate your status as newlyweds. They're also some of the top honeymoon destination picks from our latest travel magazine, but that's just one of the many reasons we love them. Let's get this traveling show on the road — and get the two of you ready for your trip to Europe!

Croatia

Coastline and city in Croatia for a European honeymoon or travel destination

Whether your vision of Europe includes idyllic Mediterranean scenes or layers of rich history, Croatia is precisely the place you need to turn your honeymoon hopes into dazzling reality. From gorgeous coastlines (and the heart-shaped Galesnjack Island) to the awe-inspiring heights of the Dinaric Alps, this southeastern European country is home to rich cultural legacies, an up-and-coming food scene and natural wonders.

Where to Stay

Hotel More
Hotel More is an exclusive five-star boutique hotel in a gorgeous waterfront location on the Bay of Lapand. The bay is known as one of the prettiest sites in the Dubrovnik area, and the hotel’s state of the art rooms offer unparalleled views of the Adriatic Sea, rocky cliffs and hotel gardens.

Prijeko Palace
Tucked away in the heart of Dubrovnik, Prijeko Palace is a 15th century palace turned stunning hotel. Each room and apartment is a unique creation from a different artist and filled with photography, prints and paintings. Pick a room that suits your style and soak it all in.

Where to Eat

Villa Ruža
Travel by boat to this unforgettable restaurant. Villa Ruža is on an island just west of Dubrovnik at the entrance to the Donje Celo bay. The ride is short and totally worth it – the scenery is nothing short of romantic and the food is some of the finest in the area.

Gusta Me
If Croatian wines and locally sourced foods are on your to-taste list, this Dubrovnik restaurant is a must-visit. Request a seat on the terrace for sensational views of the harbor and Old Town and sip your way through the extensive local wine list.

Top Things to Do
  • Take a day trip to Galesnjack Island, also called “Lover’s Island.” The remote location is completely untouched, so be sure to pack a picnic lunch.
  • Explore the incredible peaks, canyons and waterfalls of the coastline-hugging Dinaric Alps which stretch from Italy to Albania.
  • Head from Hvar Town to the Pakleni Islands by water taxi and explore clear, quiet lagoons and hidden beaches.
Iceland

Blue Lagoon in Iceland; unique travel destinations and honeymoon locations

Remote, untouched and impossibly lovely, Iceland is gaining notoriety as an amazing international escape. From ice-blue natural hot springs like the iconic Blue Lagoon to rugged coastlines and the brightly colored rooftops of the capital, Reykjavik, this island nation’s size isn’t indicative of its sense of adventure.

Where to Stay

Hotel Borg
Hotel Borg combines historic character with modern style and swanky, updated rooms at the heart of Reykjavik. The black and cream art deco appointments in the rooms are second only to the gourmet food in the on-site restaurant.

Bjarg Guesthouses
A more minimal approach to honeymoon travel, these guesthouses are placed on a fjord in a quiet fishing village surrounded by mountains. Rooms are simple, clean and comfortable, acting as the perfect launching point for the outdoor adventures Iceland is known for.

Where to Eat

Dill
Considered the best restaurant in Reykjavik, Dill is known for playing a large role in the contemporary Nordic food movement and its commitment to local producers and Iceland traditions. Sample the chef’s birch liqueur while you enjoy the impeccable service.

Kaloportid Flea Market
Skip the fine dining establishment and sink your teeth into the best (and most traditional) Icelandic food in the city. This indoor flea market is a fun place to explore and pick up souvenirs, even if fermented shark and dulse aren’t your thing.

Top Things to Do
  • Grab your bathing suits and head to the Blue Lagoon. The outdoor, geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in the country, and with good reason.
  • Take a day trip to Lanmannalauger where you can drive through southern Iceland’s striking countryside, see an active volcano and swim in natural hot springs.
  • Visit Pingvellir to see the spot where the Vikings established the world’s first democratic parliament. The view alone is worth the trip.
Copenhagen

View of Copenhagen in Denmark for a Europe honeymoon

A former fishing colony, the capital of Denmark is free of the bustle and traffic common to many major cities, but what it lacks in urban tradition it makes up for in Scandinavian cool factor. Home to its very own culinary revolution and an edgy fashion scene, Copenhagen’s world-class museums, cobblestone streets and colorful town houses are evidence that this Nordic city has its up-and-coming roots firmly planted in history.

Where to Stay

Copenhagen Admiral Hotel
This four-star hotel has a prime location in the heart of Copenhagen and is surrounded by major tourist attractions. Just a short walk from the iconic Little Mermaid statue and Gefion Fountain, this hotel exudes rustic style.

Hotel D’Angleterre
Also located near the city center, this incredible hotel is known for its lavish décor and unparalleled grandeur. Rooms are spacious, stylish and recently renovated, the spa offers an expansive menu of signature treatments and the dining options include a champagne bar.

Where to Eat

Noma
Voted the world’s best restaurant in 2014, Noma is a gastronomic mecca of exceptional flavors and Scandinavian-sourced dishes. Meals are presented in 20 course extravaganzas and the restaurant books up months in advance, so put your name on the waiting list early.

Formel B
Locally produced ingredients and expert chefs come together to create incredible French cuisine at this fresh, sleek Copenhagen restaurant. The six-course menu changes on a monthly basis and the wine list boasts several hundred vintages.

Top Things to Do
  • Visit Tivoli, a tasteful ongoing carnival that dates back to 1843 and is known for its Saturday evening fireworks displays, open-air state shows and storybook vibes.
  • Take a crash course in Danish history by spending part of a day wandering through the National Museum.
  • Denmark is known for its fairy tales and (what else?) its castles. Sign up for a tour of Kronborg, a renaissance castle and UNESCO world heritage site.

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