About Skarpi

Skarphéðinn Þráinsson is Icelandic born & bred. The son of a printer and a lifelong photographer, Skarpi uses his keen eye and hunter instinct to get the best shots. Skarpi has a passion for the variety of landscapes available to photographers in Iceland. With a specialty in Ice, night and aurora and a sense of light you wont go far wrong with Skarpi.   Skarpi has been published worldwide in international newspapers and magazines.  Skarpi is also involved with Icelandic stock photography agency “Arctic Exposure” and sells calendars, postcards and souvenirs as well as photo prints.

Skarpi is a well experienced photo tour leader and has worked with some of the top names in the Iceland photographic scene and has guided workshops for many top name photography workshops. When he is not being one of the best Aurora photographers in Iceland, Skarpi is also a proud father and likes to take his sons hunting and fishing.

icelandic photo guide Skarpi



Skarpi in action.

super jeep Skarpi’s main vehicle.

Skarpi’s Photos

Aurora Borealis at Þingvellir National Park, south-west Iceland

Hverir by Skarpi

Hverir by Skarpi

The Gateway to Iceland

Daredevils of Iceland

Ice Sculpture - South Iceland

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