Top 10 most photo-worthy landscapes in Iceland

A country that continuously pops up on our feed is one that we too can’t stop sharing: Iceland. Though, there’s really no surprise here with the contrasting landscapes of carved glaciers, volcanic beaches, and lush rolling mountains. Here’s where to travel for your shot:

GeoSea sea baths in Diamond Circle

If you haven’t seen the panoramic view over the ocean at the sea baths, it’s a must-do to add to your list. You’ll find yourself peering over the edge of the sea baths watching the sunset and bright orange hues light up the midnight sky.

Expert tip: When you’re done capturing the view from up high, head down to oceanside to capture the ice blocks resembling huge diamonds.

The magnificent Grjótagjá

A small lava cave located near lake Mývatn, famous for featuring a beautiful geothermal hot spring and doubling as the infamous Jon and Ygritte Game Of Thrones scene in season three episode, Kissed by Fire. The cave was first discovered by the locals in the early 18th century who used it as an Iceland hot spring until the volcanoes erupted.

Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier Ice Cave

An ice cave that will put all of your Monday blues at bay. If you’re looking for a cool blue backdrop, we’ve found the perfect place. Better known to travelers as the Crystal Cave, the ice cave is located inside of a glacier. Once inside, you’ll find yourself surrounded by swirls of blue all around you. There’s, quite literally, no filter needed.

The Blue Lagoon

It’s an obvious (but necessary) pick, but make sure you visit at the optimal time in the early morning to get a photo with no one else in sight. The Blue Lagoon can get crowded during the day, so stay at The Retreat for your own private section of the lagoon and find a tourist-free background any time of the day.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

An icon and one of Iceland’s most visited, waterfalls, Seljalandsfoss can’t be missed on your epic search for the most photogenic landscapes. Located on the South Coast of Iceland, walk behind the falls to get two different vantage points of this jaw-dropping 60 metre waterfall.

Kirkjufellsfoss Waterfall

Also known as Church Mountain Falls, this expansive sight has become one of Iceland’s most photographed mountains among our community. You’ll find the famous peak reaching high above the waterfalls below. Set up your camera for a wide angle shot to make sure you capture it all.

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon

Arriving at Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon feels a bit like taking a walk in the shoes of a National Geographic photographer. You’ll find deep blue waters with floating icebergs on top of the lagoon, setting it up nicely for perfect photo capture. Expert tip: take a private rib tour for an up close shot of the icebergs and you might just see a seal pop by.

Thórsmörk

There’s a reason why we picked Iceland for the most photo-worthy landscapes. Moving from the glacier lagoon to Thorsmork, you’ll find yourself in a totally different environment among the lush greenery and top peaks of the mountains. The best time to see the Northern Lights in the winter where you can watch them dance across the sky overhead.

Vatnajökull Glacier

Buckle up the crampons and hike across the icy landscape to reach the peak where the best photo is taken. Camilla, our Iceland travel expert, snapped this on her own visit a few years back.

Þríhnúkagígur Volcano

Taking a photo inside of a volcano is a chance that comes few and far between, but we have just the spot –  Thrihnukagigur Volcano. Imagine the memories as well as the images you’ll capture then.

Ready to get the perfect shot?

We create trips all year round to Iceland, whatever it is above that you’re interested in seeing we’ll happily make that happen.

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