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15 Photos From Iceland That Will Leave You Stunned

Icelandic nature is endlessly diverse.

When you travel in Iceland, you constantly encounter contrasts, whether it‘s the stark blackness of the sandy beaches against the vibrant green moss, the notoriously fast-changing weather which can warm you with sunshine one minute, but soak you through with rain or sleet the next. But we can all agree that it‘s quite beautiful. Here are 15 photographs that we feel capture the awesomeness of Icelandic nature.

Posted by: Jon Steinar


iceland cliffs nature valley and mountains

Icelandic nature is endlessly diverse. When you travel in Iceland, you constantly encounter contrasts, whether it‘s the stark blackness of the sandy beaches against the vibrant green moss, or the notoriously fast-changing weather which can warm you with sunshine one minute, but soak you through with rain or sleet the next.

But I think we can all agree that it‘s quite beautiful! Here are 15 photographs that we feel capture the awesomeness of Icelandic nature.

1. A view of Reynisfjara

Reynisfjara beach with cliffs and black sand

Reynisfjara beach is a popular stop on the south coast of Iceland. Be careful if you visit, the waves there are extremely powerful.

2. Goðafoss Waterfall

Godafoss waterfall at night during sunset

This waterfall is in North-Iceland. The name means “Waterfall of the Gods”.

3. Hvítserkur

Hvítserkur the rhino or elephant by the beach

Hvítserkur is a petrified troll, according to Icelandic folklore.

4. Inside an Ice Cave

inside a blue ice cave

Visiting a ice cave in Iceland is a must-do activity. There are several caves that you can visit, most of them are on the south/south-east region of Iceland. Check out Ice caving tours here.

5. Somewhere in the highlands.

somewhere in the Icelandic highlands

Hiking in the Highlands can expose you to truly mesmerising landscapes.

6. Solheimasandur Plane Wreck Under Northern Lights

Solheimasandur Plane Wreck during Northern Lights

This old plane wreck is a popular stop, but it was recently closed off to traffic, so you will have to walk for about 40 minutes to get there.

7. A Sunny Day on Snaefellsnes Peninsula

 Snaefellsnes Peninsula

Snaefellsnes peninsula is sometimes called “Iceland in a nutshell”, because it has it all: glaciers, lava, volcanic craters & much more. Totally a must-see.

8. Auroras Dancing With the Stars

icelands mountains under the magical auroras

What can you say? Who wouldn’t want to experience a night like this?

9. Hiking on Laugavegur

Hiking Laugavegurs mountain trail

Laugavegur is a popular hiking trail in the highlands of Iceland.

10. A view from the top

11. Kirkjufell at Sunset

Kirkjufell mountain during Sunset

Kirkjufell mountain towers above the small town of Grundarfjörður in Snaefellsnes.

12. Trekking through the highlands

The mountain's perspective during a hike

13. Seljalandsfoss

Seljalandsfoss waterfall from above

Seljalandsfoss shouldn't need an introduction, being one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland - And for a good reason.

14. The Rhyolite Mountains of Laugavegur

Laugavegur mountain under the pink night sky

The nature of the laugavegur hiking trail can be breathtaking with its vivid colours.

15. Beautiful Lake view

View of a lake

It’s not difficult to find a peaceful, secluded spot in Iceland.