Iceland is a legitimate fantasy destination for outdoor fans & landscape photographers due to its remarkable, dramatic picture. Using its volcanoes, geysers, geothermal hot springs along with its many waterfalls in addition to glaciers it really is your often-claimed land of ice and fire.
Obviously we must begin this list using a”foss” because there isn’t any lack of waterfalls in this nation.
The Skógafoss makes this record because of it’s strong white water drape you are able to get up close to; making up for some striking photographs. In addition to this you may also walk up into a stage to view it from over. Located near to Vik it is easy to see Skógafoss within a day trip from Reykjavik. Do not forget your rain coat!
As mentioned you can perform it as a day trip and remain e.g. in the Oddsson at Reykjavik — other trendy choices are located on the review page of Reykjavik in Booking. If you would like to explore the region (e.g. hints 3, 7 and 5 ).
Located across the Golden Circle course this fascination is among the most well-known ones, only 1,5 h from Reykjavik. You must see this places when you travel to Iceland.
Here you are able to view some splashing geysirs in addition to the first geyser — the one at which the term’geysir’ is coming from (which is sadly dormant the majority of the time). The Strokkur on the other hand is quite busy and shoots water to the atmosphere every 6-10 minutes.
This is easily achievable within the Golden Circle on a day trip so that you may remain e.g. in the Oddsson at Reykjavik – other trendy choices are located on the review page of Reykjavik in Booking.
After hot & cold water you also will need to see…naturally: frozen H20.
The Vatnajökull, also referred to as the Water Glacier in English, is the greatest and most famous ice cap in Iceland and among the biggest in place in Europe. Viewing the glacier lagoons from the south is really impressive. But if you would like to take it a step farther I suggest going on a ice cave tour in which you learn more about this glacier itself.
Although you can do so as a day excursion out of Reykjavik I suggest staying at the south west and linking it to many other cool sights — Vik in addition to Höfn are great foundations.
A place which I Iished I’d have had more time to get were the highlands just a bit away from the Golden Circle route.
For that you need to arrive in summer and you’d require a 4×4 so as to explore the numerous canyons, hills and waterfalls up here. Or you select a proper hiking excursion.
Although you can do so as a day excursion by Reykjavik I suggest staying at the south west and linking it to many other sights that are cool.
Next is Arnarstapi located on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, yet another possible day trip from Reykjavik.
Here you can view exactly what happens when hot lava matches the chilly ocean. Take your time and walk the road across the impressive coastline in which you get to view steep cliffs and columnar basalt like the famous Giants Caus Causeway Ireland.
One of my favourite areas was Stokksnes, a headland near Hofn with broad black shores before a stunning mountain termed Vestrahorn. As a photographer it is easy to spend hours here.
Best is to keep in the Bragdavellir cottages, we utilized those too as a foundation for our excursions at the east. An alternative is the gorgeous city of Höfn.
Located in the north of Iceland, the Asbyrgi canyon is a little more off the beaten path and far quieter than the majority of the sights because it requires a while to get here.
This location is located far up north across the so called”Diamond Circle”, here Akureyri is the city where you will discover the largest range of areas to stay — trendy choices are located on the review page of Akureyri in Booking.
The Hengifoss can be located remotely…but at the east of the nation and it requires just a little hike for until the third greatest waterfall in Iceland. The surrounding basaltic strata with sparse reddish layers of clay between the basaltic layers constitutes for a gorgeous composition.
What is missing in this listing of places to see in Iceland? Right, hot springs!
For me personally the blue lagoon was a little too busy…my suggestion is to push a little from Reykjavik into Reykjadalur, and increase up a valley full of hot springs and mud pools. A bathroom in a popular river surrounded with beautiful landscape would be the best reward I had on a steep increase and a fantastic way to complete a trip in this gorgeous state!