My faves from Iceland

November 11, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Iceland is an amazing country.

Despite having below average weather for most of our 8 days of exploring the south and south-west of the island, we couldn't help but fall in love with this raw, beautiful and quirky place. 

There will be more images and stories over the coming weeks, but for now I'd like to share my absolute favourite shots from Iceland. I'm not sure they are hard and fast favourites, because every time I look through these photos I discover something new which sparks a memory… but for now these photos make me happy :)

Arctic fox pupArctic fox pupArctic fox pup, Iceland | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 19 Aug 2013.

A gorgeous little arctic fox pup, glancing over to see what his playmates are up to.

 

Sunbeams on EyjafjallajökullSunbeams on EyjafjallajökullSunbeams on Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 15 Aug 2013. The glacier graced with these sunbeams is none other than the famous Eyjafjallajökull - notorious for being unpronounceable to the uninitiated, and occasionally doubling as a volcano which erupts mightily and halts air travel worldwide... 

 

GluggafossGluggafossGluggafoss, Iceland | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 15 Aug 2013. Of all the waterfalls we saw (and trust me, there are many!) Gluggafoss, tucked away from the hoards of tourists, had the most character.

 

Looking up at HallgrímskirkjaLooking up at HallgrímskirkjaLooking up at Hallgrímskirkja, Iceland | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 13 Aug 2013. This is an unorthodox view of the famous Hallgrímskirkja church in Reykjavík.

 

Gjáin cascadeGjáin cascadeGjáin cascade, Iceland | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 14 Aug 2013. We stumbled upon this paradise almost by accident, and it turned out to be our favourite place in Iceland! Gjaín required a drive along a 4WD only road (which we managed fine in our Toyota Yaris) and then a further hike into this blissful valley of waterfalls, pools, streams and awesome rock formations. Drinking water straight from the stream was incredibly revitalising!

 

WindsweptWindsweptWindswept, Iceland | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 15 Aug 2013. A typical Icelandic horse - placid, inquisitive and very sturdy! Funnily enough, one of the things we wanted to see most before we arrived… there were no shortage of horses in variations of this windswept pose...

 

ReynisfjaraReynisfjaraReynisfjara, Iceland | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 16 Aug 2013. The black pebble beach of Reynisfjara near Vik, huddled under the basalt columned cliffs, provided a fantastic vantage point for the distinctive sea spires - Reynisdrangar. Incidentally a great place for seeing puffins too.

 

FjallsárlónFjallsárlónFjallsárlón, Iceland | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 16 Aug 2013. You can't visit Iceland without seeing a glacier - they're almost a commonplace as the waterfalls! Often the glaciers terminate in a peaceful lagoon filled with hundreds of icebergs in a vast array of shapes, colours and textures. This constantly changing landscape is a photographer's heaven!

 

Stone ruinsStone ruinsStone ruins, Iceland | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 16 Aug 2013. This is just a random stone hut ruin we found on the side of the road, but I love the backdrop of the escarpment with the looming clouds. Atmospheric scenes like this are everywhere in Iceland, and you never get used to it!

 

JökulsárlónJökulsárlónJökulsárlón, Iceland | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 16 Aug 2013. Another famous iceberg lagoon, Jökulsárlón. I swear, half the fun of travelling through Iceland is trying to pronounce the names of places! I think the best unpronounceable place name I came across was 'Fjaðrárgljúfur'. Have fun getting that one right :)

 

Sun VoyagerSun VoyagerSun Voyager, Iceland | Iceland and Scandi 2013, 19 Aug 2013. This well known monument in Reykjavík is called the Sun Voyager, or Sólfar locally. A striking modern sculpture paying homage to Iceland's Viking roots.

 

Stay tuned for more images coming soon! 

 

 

 

 

 


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