ICELAND

Iceland is just one of those places that all landscape photographers have to go.  For such a small island, the diversity of landscapes is breathtaking.   Waterfalls are everywhere caused by the run off from the huge glaciers in the centre, and then there are the incredible colourful rocks in the highlands and the stunning beauty of the Westfjords.  It's also a country where one visit will never be enough, there's just too much to see there.  You could quite happily spend a couple of weeks just driving around the ring road visiting the well known locations like Skogafoss, Vik, Godafoss and the Vestrahorn, but that would be to miss out on the other-worldly magnificence of the central highlands and the thousands of lesser know locations that are everywhere in Iceland. It's also a country of rapidly changing weather which can go from moody low cloud to sweeping light in a matter of minutes and where it's always possible to fit the tone of your photography with the mood of the light.  It's an awe inspiring place, and I'm excited to be leading workshops and introducing this incredible county to other people starting in 2018.

2018 Landscape Photography Workshops in Iceland

My travel blogs on Iceland are here


WATERFALLS


Skogafoss

The waterfalls of Skogafoss in southern Iceland.

Godafoss

The waterfalls at Godafoss in northern Iceland at sunset.

Haifoss

The falls at Haifoss tumble 150m into the canyon below in Iceland's highlands

Bruarfoss

The water at the falls of Bruarfoss runs so blue it looks as though someone has put coloured powder in it.  Beneath midnight clouds it really is a beautiful sight.


THE HIGHLANDS


Emstrur

Looking east at sunset in the Emstrur region of Iceland's highlands.  From left to right the peaks and ridges are Tuddi, Útigönguhöftar, Stórkonufell, Litla-Mófell, Stóra-Mófell and the Botnar ridge.

Landmannalaugar

Late afternoon light (well, it was around 10pm) in the valley of Landmannalaugar in Iceland's highlands

The Northern Highlands

The colourful rhyolite peaks in the northern highlands of Iceland seen from the top of Blahnukur.

Brennisteinsalda

The colourful rhyolite hills on the Brennisteinsalda trail, near Landmannalauger in the Icelandic Highlands

Storasula

Late light above the peak of Storasula from a ridge in the Emstrur area of Iceland's southern Highlands

Landmannalaugar

Last light illuminates the Jokulgil river valley and the rhyolite mountains of Landmannalaugar in the Icelandic highlands


THE SOUTH COAST


Fjallsarlon

Icebergs float on the glacier lake of Fjallsarlon on a misty day in southern Iceland

Jokulsarlon Beach

The black sand beach and it's iconic icebergs at Jokulsarlon in south east Iceland

Jokulsarlon

Sunset at the lagoon of Jokulsarlon. The huge Vatnajökull glacier (the biggest icecap outside of the two poles) is in the background and a branch of it comes down the valley to the lagoon where icebergs calve off, float across the lagoon, and then eventually out to sea. The ice here is 1000 years old apparently

Reynisfjara

The stunning rock stacks just near the town of Vik in southern Iceland seen from the black stone beach of Reynisfjara

Dakota

The remains of a DC3 that crash landed on southern Iceland's Sólheimasandur beach. 

Stokksnes

The peaks of the Vestrahorn covered by low cloud during the blue hour at Stokksnes, a headland in south eastern Iceland


DRONE AERIALS


Svinafellsajökul Aerial

Looking directly down on the ancient ice of the Svinafellsajökul glacier

Austurkròkur Aerial

Colour version of the aerial view of Austurkròkur, where the river Brandsgil spreads across the desert plain in the Fjallabak highlands

Austurkròkur Aerial Mono

An aerial view of Austurkròkur, where the river Brandsgil spreads across the desert plain in the Fjallabak highlands