Beautiful Photos of Iceland…
Iceland was featured on “The Bachelor” the other night, & while the bachelor himself came across poorly: Iceland came out a winner. This country is unlike anywhere in the world: there are massive, otherworldly rock formations, black sand beaches, swirling & snarling volcanoes (some active, some not), sturdy Icelandic horses, shooting geysers, & soooo many waterfalls. It’s a staggeringly beautiful country. And though I’ve written much about it, I’ve never shared a post that simply shows off its incredible grandeur. Let these “Beautiful Photos of Iceland” inspire you to book a trip of your own…
I’ve written an entire post about the most beautiful waterfalls we came across in Iceland ~ click here to read.
Photos of the Blue Lagoon & Keflavik Peninsula
Most travelers to Iceland will start by entering the country at Keflavik International Airport. From there, many head straight to the Blue Lagoon: one of the country’s top attractions. It’s more expensive than other hot springs (that are spread all over the country), but in my opinion: it’s worth it. I went twice during my visit ~ once by myself, & another time with friends who flew in.
I’ve written three articles about the Blue Lagoon: 1) Where to Stay by the Lagoon, 2) What it’s Like to Spend the Day There, & 3) How to Fix Blue Lagoon Hair! The last article is the most popular ~ the sulfur in the lagoon can WRECK hair, & the article explains how to fix it….
Many travelers fly into Keflavik ~ then leave immediately. But there are SO many beautiful places to see if you rent a car in Keflavik & drive around the peninsula. My favorite spot of all is pictured below: the Reykjanesbaer Fjords, which are located at the far south-eastern tip of the peninsula.
For more shots of the incredible sunset from above ~ including ones with wild horses, read this article.
Most Beautiful Photos of Iceland
GWTW Tip: The “Golden Circle” is one of Iceland’s most popular attractions, & the only way to see it is to either book a tour ~ or you’ll need to rent a car. I found driving in Iceland quite easy, as there are very few people on the road. Along the Golden Circle, you’ll find multiple geysers (that shoot in the air!), rainbow-colored terrain, mighty Gulfoss Waterfall, & a “Secret Lagoon” or two….
Consider bringing your best camera to Iceland, as well as a tripod ~ it’s an extremely safe country, with very little incidence of theft. And read this article to learn how to photograph the Northern Lights
Photos of Jokulsarlon & South Iceland
Southern Iceland is very popular with travelers, as there are so many landmarks here: Skogafoss Waterfall, Seljelandsfoss Waterfall, the black sand beaches surrounding Vik, & one of the country’s most popular draws: Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon ~ which is about a five-hour drive from Reykjavik.
The best place to stay if you’re wanting to visit Jokulsarlon & the many waterfalls in South Iceland is the town of Vik: you have the most hotel & restaurant options here.
Photos of Snaefellsnes Peninsula
This final section shows you a part of Iceland most visitors miss: the impossible-to-pronounce Snaefellsnes Peninsula. The strikingly-shaped Kirkjufell Mountain is one of the area’s biggest draws, but as my friend & I drove the entire length of this peninsula: we found so many incredible sights & magical sunsets to enjoy…
Iceland is notoriously expensive, as the vast majority of supplies must be imported. To save money on hotels, read this popular article on the “Best Budget Accommodations in Iceland.”
One of the best places to stay on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula is a cute little seaside town called Arnastapi. Not only is it beautiful itself, but you’re within driving distance to popular Snaefellsjokull National Park & photogenic Kirkjufell Mountain.
Beautiful Photos of Iceland