Vesturhorn in Winter light

Vesturhorn in Winter light

Vestrahorn is a beautiful mountain on the South East coast of Iceland. It is a 15 minute drive from the fishing town of Höfn and the Höfn airport. The town is a 6 hour drive from Reykjavik, but the airport can be reached by plane in an hour. The majority of great photographs of Vesturhorn are taken from the beach at Stokksnes where the N.A.T.O. base is.

Stokksnes Winter

Vestrahorn Reflection
Stokksness Straws

Vestrahorn looks great in the Winter light. This Iceland landscape photo was taken on a December afternoon.

Cloudy conditions

Vesturhorn lines

Cloudy conditions. Vestrahorn works well without any light.


This photo was taken in October before the snow. The volcanic sand tussocks provide the landscape photographer with plenty of rich foreground and the mountain is a highly dependable background, even in cloudy conditions.

photography workshop

A touch of Winter snow really brings Vesturhorn mountain to life.

Northern Lights

Vestrahorn can be a great location for Northern lights photography. Facing Vestrahorn mountain from Stokksnes is facing North East with is a good direction for Aurora displays.

Northern lights Vesturhorn

Photo tours

The following Iceland photo tours may visit Vestrahorn Mountain.

South Iceland Photo Tours

South Iceland Photo Tours

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.
Book online from $2,291 USD

Five day Beautiful South

Five day Beautiful South

This photo tour combines the Golden Circle, Snæfellsnes Peninsular , South coast & Jökulsarlon photo tours to give a complete South Iceland experience.

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