8 Unusual Honeymoon Destinations: Dare to Be Different

Honeymoon destinations are getting so predictable nowadays. You probably already know the short list of the most common honeymoon destinations: Hawaii, the Caribbean, Paris, Las Vegas, and Venice. Well, you won’t find any of those destinations in this article.

As the title states, this list is dedicated to eight of the most unusual honeymoon destinations in the world. Although these places may be off the beaten track, they offer adventurous lovebirds great opportunities for making incredible memories. So, are you in the mood for something different after your wedding? If so, take a look at these beautiful and unusual honeymoon destinations!

1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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There’s something for everyone in Dubai. Relax on a boat ride around Dubai Creek, shop at the massive Dubai Mall, snorkel, sunbathe, watch a world-class rugby game, and then soar to the top of the world’s tallest skyscraper: Burj Khalifa.

Not enough? OK. How about booking a jet ski tour of Dubai, hopping into a hot air balloon, riding camel through the desert, and skiing on snow in a massive indoor theme park? The amazing thing is, we haven’t even scratched the surface of what’s possible in this miraculous megalopolis. There’s a good reason Dubai has become one of the world’s top tourist destinations. Why don’t you come see for yourself?

2. Québec City, Canada

Québec City, Canada

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For those who want some Old World charm without actually flying to Europe, consider a honeymoon in Québec City. Founded in the 1600s by Samuel de Champlain, Ville de Québec is one of two cities in North America that still has its original city walls. Take a horse-drawn carriage through the Old City, eat a few crêpes at a local café, and take plenty of pictures by the world’s most famous hotel: Château Frontenac.

Anyone visiting in the wintertime should schedule their trip during the Winter Carnival to check out the beautiful ice sculptures. Heck, you could even have your wedding ceremony in the Ice Hotel (Hôtel de Glace), which opens up every winter in nearby Valcartier. For day trips, definitely drive out to see the impressive Montmorency Falls and the equally stunning Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré.

3. Iceland

Iceland rock formation

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Iceland‘s tourism industry has grown enormously over the past few years. This partly has to do with the popularity of HBO’s Game of Thrones, but you don’t have to be a fan of this TV series to enjoy an Icelandic adventure. If you and your hubby are into nature, then don’t hesitate to book a trip to the “Land of Fire and Ice.”

This mighty nation’s fjords, glaciers, lagoons, and waterfalls are sure to knock your socks off. Anyone visiting between September and April will enjoy spectacular views of the Aurora Borealis in the night sky. Before you leave, be sure to take a dip in the world-renowned geothermal spa called the Blue Lagoon. While Iceland is certainly one of the more unusual honeymoon destinations, it’s a real treat for nature lovers.

4. Hong Kong

Hong Kong cityscape

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The tiny city-state of Hong Kong is one of the most powerful global cities in the 21st century. Sometimes called “Asia’s World City,” Hong Kong residents are proud of their city’s diversity, heritage, and tolerance. Whether you want to explore traditional Cantonese culture, shop till you drop at brand name stores, or stuff your face with delicious Chinese food, you can do it all and more in this global city. Just be sure to take a few pictures of Hong Kong Island from the top of Victoria Peak. Also, if you’re in the mood for some Disney magic, it’s very easy to take a day-trip to Hong Kong Disneyland.

5. Japan

Kyoto, Japan

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So many people dream of taking a trip to Japan. What is it about this nation that captivates so many souls? Is it the romantic history of the samurai? The tranquil Zen gardens? Godzilla? Well, whatever your reason for loving Japanese culture, you’re sure to have a unique honeymoon experience on this island nation.

If you want to experience energetic modern Japan, definitely plan on staying in cities like Osaka or Tokyo. For a more traditional Japanese experience, try cities like Kobe, Kyoto, and Kanazawa. There are also great opportunities for nature lovers on the northern island of Hokkaido. While it’s certainly one of the more unusual honeymoon destinations, Japan is definitely one of the most enchanting options on this list.

6. The Arctic

Couple at the Arctic

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This next choice might be the most “out there” of all our unusual honeymoon destinations. Yes, you can actually stay in secluded Arctic regions like the Finnish Lapland, Greenland, or Alaska for your honeymoon. No joke. Imagine snuggling up with your beloved in a glass igloo as you watch the Northern Lights. During the day, check out the local nature on a snowshoeing expedition, drive a snowmobile, ski, or just sit around ice fishing. So, if you don’t mind the frigid cold, why not book a trip to the North Pole for your honeymoon?

7. Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia, one of the most unusual honeymoon destinations

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Probably most of you out there haven’t heard to of the Estonian capital city Tallinn before…well, unless your Estonian, of course. Well, believe it or not, Tallinn has the best-preserved medieval Old City in all of Europe. After you’re done exploring the wonders of the Old City, you can take a leisurely walk on Tallinn’s many beaches by the Baltic Sea.

There’s also an impressive palace here (Kadriorg Palace) and a huge botanical garden. Plus, since this city is located right on the Gulf of Finland, it’s extremely easy for you to take a quick boat ride to Helsinki for a day-trip. For couples into history, art, and culture, Tallinn is a superb honeymoon option.

8. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Finishing up our list of the most unusual honeymoon destinations is the Malaysian capital city Kuala Lumpur (aka KL). This energetic city is a perfect honeymoon spot for couples who want luxury on a budget. KL is famously home to the cheapest 5-star hotels in the world. In addition to great hotel options, KL has some of the best shopping and dining options in Southeast Asia.

A few “must-dos” for tourists include riding to the top of the Petronas Towers, checking out the exotic animals at KL Bird Park, and visiting the sacred Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan. Although Malay is the first language here, most locals have no problem understanding English speakers.

Final Thoughts

If you’re one of those couples that just has to be different, then you should really consider booking a trip to one of these unusual honeymoon destinations. Of course, there are many other unusual honeymoon destinations we just couldn’t include on this list.

Take some time to discuss what you both want out of your honeymoon before scheduling your flight. After reviewing your interests, maybe you’ll find that you just want to head out to Hawaii. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with Hawaii!

However, if you want something unique for your honeymoon, you can’t go wrong with any of the unusual honeymoon destinations listed above.