Are you dreaming about a white winter elopement in Norway? In Northern Norway your dreams can just come true! Tons of fresh snow, beautiful winter forest and mountain views as well as a few fun nordic activities – all that can be a part of your winter elopement day!
Maria & Thomas are newlyweds, and they believe winter weddings are the best. Together we planned, created and experienced a sweet and simple, yet fun and beautiful winter elopement in Alta (Northern Norway). I hope more couples will be inspired to elope in Norway in winter time!
Not all the locations are easy to access in wintertime, but with the snowshoes we could get to more remoted spots. Thomas went first and made a path, and Maria followed after him without wearing snowshoes.
Fun nordic activity
We included a fun activity that is pretty common here in the North: kicksledding. Kicksleds are quite popular in Scandinavia, so both kids and grownups use it in the winter time. Maria and Thomas had their own, and it was fun to use it both as a transport and a photo prop!
After a bit of kicksledding, they had a coffee break to warm up a bit. They snuggled up in wool layers and winter coats and warmed each other with the hugs. Then we drove to a few more locations where we got different views and weather. At the end Maria and Thomas popped up a prosecco bottle to seal the deal. By the way, popping up sparkling wine is always fun and gives cool photos with many fun expressions!
Nordic & sami details as a decor for a winter elopement in Norway
All the details were nordic and sami inspired. Maria wore her own sami boots, which is a great choice of shoes for a winter wedding – they will keep the feet warm throughout the day. We used a reindeer skin to sit on, and antlers (that I found during another adventure) as a decor. This all came together as a nice winter elopement inspiration with nordic vibes. I hope you’ll use some of the ideas for your own winter elopement in Norway!
Timeline for a sweet and simple winter elopement in Northern Norway
- Before 11.30 – Sleep long and enjoy a cozy morning together
- 11.30-13.00 – Getting ready together in a cabin, lodge or airb’n’b
- 13.00-13.30 – Driving and hiking to a ceremony location
- 13.30 – Romantic intimate wedding ceremony – read your vows to each other in front of beautiful winter landscapes
- 14.00 -15.00 – Have fun kicksledding (or any other winter activity), take some portraits, have a coffee break and warm up
- 15.00-15.30 – Driving and hiking to the second location with different views
- 15.30-16.00 – Explore surroundings, take more portraits
- 16.00 – pop up champagne to seal the deal and drive to a local restaurant
- 16.30-18.00 – Dinner at the local restaurant – enjoy a fine meal and cake
- 18.00-19.30 – Go out and see if there are any norhthern lights in the sky! Try to get som portraits under the northern lights!
For more inspiration for your winter elopement in Norway, check out earlier blogposts:
- Five reasons to get married in norwegian ice hotel
- Snowmobile wedding in Norway
- Adventure winter elopement session
By the way, this beautiful inspirational elopement shoot got published on Scandinavia’s biggest wedding blog Sisters in Law.