Photographing Iceland is one of the most desired goals for many landscape photographers. This incredible country seems like a heaven for photography, it has unique landscapes and natural phenomena that cannot be seen and photographed anywhere else. Its pristine nature is well preserved and the country is sparsely populated and not too urbanised. The fact that it lies in the middle of North America and Europe makes it easy to access for photographers from both continents. And I could go on…
But is it still worth going since it has been photographed to death? We are seeing these gorgeous photographs in best possible conditions online all the time. It is too easy to set expectations too high and experience big disappointment once there and the conditions are less than epic, there are too many tourists and the places became regulated and off limits.
For a while I was thinking – probably not. Until PhotoHound published a guide to photographing Iceland. Seeing those incredible locations made me go back to my photography archive and look at my own Iceland photos.
I visited Iceland in winter of 2012 with Mary, one of my Australian clients. By lucky coincidence we connected with German photographer Tim Vollmer who lived in Iceland at the time. We decided to do a road trip around the whole country. We had no other plan than hotel bookings, everything else was more or less improvisation and Tim’s knowledge about the country.
My favourite photos of Iceland
Here are some of my favourite photos of our Iceland photo trip! I hope you like them and if you plan to visit Iceland with your camera, check PhotoHound’s guide to the best Iceland photo spots. It will be a great help and inspiration.