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Selfoss waterfall (11 metres (36 ft) high) in river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in the north of Iceland. This glacial river originates as melt water from the Vatnajökull glacier. A few hundred meters downstream of the Selfoss, the Dettifoss waterfall is situated which is the most powerful waterfall in Europe. There the river falls 44 metres (144 ft) over a width […]

Brúarfoss waterfall is on of the best waterfall locations in Iceland. It offers many different angles, overview from the bridge or textured details with a longer lens. Going close with a wide angle, like in this shot, you need to wear waterproof boots or be willing to get your feet wet. This area is very fragile, […]

Northern Lights over Kálfastrandarvogur bay in Lake Mývatn. Kálfastrandavogur has unusual lava formations, both off- and onshore. These rocky outcrops are named Klasar and Kálfastrandarstrípar. Shot on a winter workshop in February 2015 with the Nikon D810 and Zeiss Distagon 21mm lens. The Ziess is an amazing lens and really shines when it comes to […]

Strandir in Northwest Iceland is part of the country that is little traveled by photo tours or workshops. The district is sparsely populated and totally abandoned north of the Ingolfsfjord.

Skagafjörður in North Iceland is know for its horse breeding. The Icelandic horse is a unique breed developed from ponies taken to Iceland by Scandinavian settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries. The Icelandic horse displays two gaits in addition to the typical walk, trot, and canter/gallop commonly displayed by other breeds. They are also […]

The Snæfellsnes Peninsula offers a great variety of subject matter. And in the right weather conditions the light changes really fast, like on this autumn day. I often find myself leaving the tripod behind in the car at this location, to be able to work and explore at a faster pace. This image of grass and […]

Hrísey is a small island off the north coast of Iceland, situated approximately 35 kilometres north of Akureyri. The island is only is about 7.5 km long by 2.5 km wide and has a population of approximately 120 people. Its connected to the mainland by a ferry service to Árskógssandur, a fifteen-minute sailing. Iceland isn’t just about landscapes […]

The Goðafoss waterfall is located in the Mývatn district of North-Central Iceland. The water of the river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters. In the year 999 or 1000 the Lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði made Christianity the official religion of Iceland. After his conversion it is said that […]

Photographer Andrew Hancock exploring an ice cave in Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, Southeast Iceland. I travelled for a week with Andrew, Brad and Diana focusing on the south coast and southeast Iceland. Among the things Andrew wanted to shoot were ice caves and northen lights. He actually lucked out big time on the northern lights before our tour started […]

The Landmannalaugar area is a popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland‘s highlands. The area displays a number of unusual geological elements, like the multicolored rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields, not far from the service center. The many mountains in the surrounding area display a wide spectrum of colors including pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black, […]

Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lagoon in southeast Iceland, on the borders of Vatnajökull National Park. Situated at the head of Breiðamerkurjökull, it evolved into a lagoon after the glacier started receding from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The lake has grown since then at varying rates because of melting of the Icelandic glaciers. The lagoon now stands 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) […]

Aldeyjarfoss waterfall is situated in the north of Iceland at the northern part of the Sprengisandur Highland Road which means it is to be found within the Highlands of Iceland. One of the most interesting features of the waterfall is the contrast between the black basalt columns and the white waters of the fall. The […]

March is a good month for Northen Lights chasing in Iceland. This images was shot on March 15th 2012 at Þingvellir National Park. The rift Flosagjá is filled with cristal clear water from the Lake. In northern latitudes, the effect is known as the aurora borealis (or the northern lights), named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north […]

Syðra Fjallabak or route F210 is a beautiful mountain road which offers countless opportunities for landscape photography. Travel this road in the amazing summer night and you are hooked. You just want to keep coming to the interior again and again. Here we are looking Southeast towards Lake Álftavatn, the Ridge Brattháls, Mount Stórasúla and Mýrdalsjökull […]

  Dyrhólaey Beach, south coast of Iceland. It was perhaps not the best thing for my equipment, for me to venture into the ashfall from Volcano Eyjafjallajökull, but the mood and the dimmed daylight was just out of this world. This image is shot 8th of May 2010 and I was directly under the ash-cloud […]

Laugarvatn is a lake and the name of a small town in the South Iceland. The lake contains some geothermal springs under the water surface, making it a popular swimming spot with some warm patches along the shoreline year-round. Fontana are new thermal baths (opened summer 2011) built on this tradition. This beautiful pink rainbow appeared […]

This image from Hellisheiði, just some 30km east of Reykjavik was shot on the 17th of January 2010 at 14.57 – sunset that day was at 16.25. A few kilometers north of this place lies the Hellisheiði Power Station which is the second largest geothermal power station in the world, and the largest in Iceland. […]

Þingvallavatn is a lake in south-western Iceland. With a surface of 84 km² it is the largest natural lake in Iceland. Its greatest depth is at 114 m. At the northern shore of the lake, at Þingvellir (after which the lake is named), the Alþingi, the national parliament, was founded in the year 930. The […]

Hraunsvík shore is located east of the small fishing village of Grindavík at the Reykjanes Peninsula. The black beach was once a popular spot for soldiers and their faimlies from the nearby Nato base at Keflavík. The base was closed on 8th of September 2006 and it’s facilities taken over by the Icelandic Defence Agency. […]

Fnjóskadalur is an agricultural valley in Northeast Iceland, approx. 10 km northeast of Akureyri. Fnjóská, a popular salmon angling river and the longest spring fed river in Iceland, runs through the valley. The river originates on Sprengisandur in the Icelandic highland plateau. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fnjóskadalur)

Hiking in Kerlingarfjöll (1,477 m (4,846 ft)) mountain range in Iceland, situated in the Highlands of Iceland near the Kjölur highland road. The volcanic origin of these mountains is evidenced by the numerous hot springs and rivulets in the area. The earth is shimmering red because of the volcanic rhyolite stone the mountains are composed […]

In Iceland most beaches are black sand beaches. There are exceptions such as the white beaches in Arnarfjörður in the West fiords. Arnarfjörður is believed to be the home for many sea monsters and strange creatures. There is even a Monster Collection Museum in the beautiful little town of Bíldudalur.

Ásbyrgi canyon at sunset. Ásbyrgi was most likely formed by two catastrophic glacial flooding of the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum after the last Ice Age, first 8-10,000 years ago, and then again some 3,000 years ago. The canyon’s steep sides are formed by cliffs up to 100 metres in height. Down in the canyon, visitors […]

Sólheimajökull Glacier is an outlet glacier from the south-western part of the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. It is about 8 km long and 1-2 km wide.  River Jökulsá discharges it, and is sometimes called “The Stinking River” because of its emission of sulphuric acid from sub-glacial high temperature areas. Icelandic Mountain Guides offer guided glacier hikes up the glacier tounge […]