Landmannalaugar – Central Iceland

Landmannalaugar is a volcanic hotspot in the country’s southern highlands, famous for the multi-coloured mountains caused by the interaction of rhyolite rock and geothermal gasses.

Gullfoss Waterfall – Central Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall translates as the Golden Falls. It is the largest waterfall in Iceland and Europe. Gullfoss is one of the featured locations on the famous Golden Circle Tour.

Skútafoss Waterfall – East Iceland

Skútafoss waterfall on a cold day.

Skútafoss is a double waterfall near the East coast of Iceland.  It is a lesser known waterfall just a short drive from Iceland’s famous Vestrahorn Mountain. 

Vesturhorn at Stokksnes – East Iceland

This incredibly beautiful mountain and beach combination reflecting in the wet sand at Vestrahorn is a must-see for any photographer visiting Stokksnes in East Iceland.

Top 10 Aurora Locations in Iceland

This guide discusses some of the best locations for photographing the Northern lights.  My top ten locations are from the North, South, East and West parts of the country.  I discuss the pros and cons of each place regarding Aurora photography.

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon – East Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur river gorge Iceland photo locations

The Fjaðrárgljúfur river canyon in Iceland is a river gorge in the South East Iceland close to Kirkjubæjarklaustur near Hunkabakka.

Interesting Icelandic Churches

I used to joke that there are more churches in Iceland than people. Outside of Reykjavik, this is almost the case. There is a church on almost every farm, village or hamlet. Christianity has been the dominant religion in Iceland for the last thousand years.

Hveravellir hot spring – Central Iceland

Hveravellir Iceland photo locations

Hveravellir hot spring Hveravellir hot spring is a unique oasis in the stony deserts of Iceland’s interior. This oasis includes a campsite with basic services, an incredible hot pool with a constant Geothermal feed.

Grótta Lighthouse at Seltjarnarnes

Grotta Lighthouse at Seltjarnarnes

The lighthouse at Grótta sits on a small island at the tip of the Seltjarnarnes peninsula.  The town of Seltjarnarnes is easier to visit than to say.  The town is bordered with Reykjavik and is one of the oldest settlements in Iceland. 

Buðir black church – Snæfellsnes Peninsula

The Buðir black church is located on the Snæfellsness Peninsula. The church is one of 3 black churches in Iceland. The church is black because the exterior wood is painted with pitch, just like the hull of a boat.