Lómagnúpur Mountain is in the South East Iceland between Kirkjubæjarklaustur and Skaftafell National park. It is named after the Lómag – a bird that frequents the cliff face. Several huge landslides can be seen around the base of the mountain which is the highest cliff in Iceland. This photo was taken from the Skaftafell side in the middle of the sandur (Icelandic desert). I love the way that you can see how the wind and weather interacts with the Icelandic landscape. It is the wind patterns in the snow and sand which give this scenic photo interest throughout.
So quiet it hurts
At the time, it was so quiet that all I could hear was my mild tinnitus and it was so bright that I could see all my eye floaters… I never felt so old than in the presence of Lómagnúpur Mountain.
The great thing about taking photos of the Icelandic landscape is that the land is so diverse that it teaches you photography as you shoot. Imagine a fashion photography workshop where you go through several different lighting setups along with backgrounds that alter in colour, shape and aspect ratio. This would teach you a lot about fashion photography. Likewise, the changing light, colours and proportions of Iceland’s famous landscapes is a unique learning opportunity for any amateur enthusiast.
Because this location is right on the edge of a massive glacier, Lómagnúpur mountain can appear in a mixture of seasons in one photo. You can get great pictures from both side of the mountain and there are usually safe places to stop. Below is a scene from the Nupstadir when access was allowed. Lómagnúpur mountain makes a dramatic background.
South East Iceland
We offer many photo holidays that visit the Lómagnúpur Mountain along with many other fascinating landscapes in the South East. Our photo workshops and multi-day tours have 2 opportunities to photograph Lómagnúpur Mountain as we drive past it. A wide angle lens is useful if we stop close by, otherwise it can be shot from a distance.
Here is a collection of Photo tours that visit Lómagnúpur Mountain.
Our guided, multi-day photo tours of South Iceland will give you incredible photo opportunities. The South coast is rich with, glacier ice, towering waterfalls and black sand beaches.
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Feel the powerful silence of Jökulsarlon glacier lagoon and explore the South Coast & Vesturhorn – one of our best Iceland Photo Tour for Auroras.
This photo tour combines the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsular , South coast & Jökulsarlon photo tours to give a complete South Iceland experience.