Iceland Travel and Landscape Photography Highlights

Reynisdrangar Basalt Sea Stacks at sunrise, Vik, South Region (Sudurland), Iceland


Below is a collection of my favourite photos of Iceland taken from a recent trip, where I spent eight days exploring Reykjavik and then road-tripping along the stunning South Coast as far as Hofn.

Iceland had me won over instantly. Within 8 hours of arriving, I was watching the northern lights (Aurora Borealis) dancing over Grotta Island Lighthouse on the Seltjarnarnes Peninsula, a few km outside Reykjavik. Within 24 hours, I had also found out what a quaint city Reykjavik is, and seen Whales and Dolphins rise from the Atlantic.

After this, it was onwards to follow the infamous ‘Golden Circle’ to find out what all the fuss is about Thingvellir National Park, Geysir and Gulfoss Waterfall. The hype is justified! The rest of the trip was spent hiking and photographing some of South Iceland’s most iconic locations, all of which offered a completely different atmosphere; Seljalandsfoss (a 60m waterfall), Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks at Vik, Svartifoss (Black Waterfall) in Skaftafell National Park and of course Jokulsarlon Beach and Jokusarlon Lagoon, to name but a few.

Highlights included a Zodiac tour of Jokulsarlon Lagoon, exploring an ice cave on Breidamerkurjokull Glacier, photographing icebergs on black, sandy Jokulsarlon Beach and walking underneath lesser-known Gljufrabui Waterfall.

If the photos below leave you wanting more, my full collection of photos of Iceland can be found in my Iceland travel photography archive.