Sometimes, something as simple as seeing a glossy red heart pop up in our text messages is all it takes to brighten our day. For the people of Akureyri, Iceland, that little boost of oxytocin is not limited to the whims of loved ones wishing them well, however. All they have to do to get a flash of that universally uplifting symbol is take a trip to the nearest crosswalk. Continue reading »
Andy Lee’s roads series features picturesque routes running through the likes of Iceland, Wales, England and Scotland. The photographer, 46, began taking pictures for this series in 2013. And since then Andy, from Stackpole, Pembrokeshire, has been travelling the world for the most stunning drives. In searching for the ideal road he often drives miles upon miles in order to find a suitable, remote area. Here: moon sky over Hvammstangi, Iceland. Continue reading »
According to Lesley Brügger: “Growing up in the beautiful country of Switzerland, I never really was into nature photography. I was almost blind to the beauty that I called home. Somehow I always knew I would move somewhere else one day. I always felt drawn to the Nordic countries and Iceland was on my “want to visit one-day” list. Continue reading »
Striking aerial landscapes by Gabor Nagy, a multi-talented photographer, and artist currently based in Budapest, Hungary. Gabor focuses mainly on landscape and outdoor photography. He’s a Sony Alpha Ambassador. Continue reading »
According to Dutch photographer Albert Dros: “Everyone knows that Iceland has amazing landscapes throughout the whole country. But Iceland doesn’t only look beautiful from the ground. It also looks incredible from the sky. Continue reading »
This natural rock formation off the coast of Iceland, impresses the travelers. It seems as though gigantic elephant came to the shore of Heimaey island, to quench his thirst. The enormous shape appears to be formed from basalt rock, that gives a surface appearance of wrinkled elephant skin. Continue reading »
A group of biologists have painted the road Útnesvegur, located on the tip of Snæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland, in bright colours in an effort to prevent the untimely death of hundreds of young Arctic terns. Continue reading »
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When it comes to their wedding, couples want to make sure that it is captured in the best way possible. But Cici and Clement, a ‘jet-set power couple’ from Canada, decided to start early and travel to Iceland to capture their love in an epic engagement video and photoshoot. Working with Life Studios Inc, a boutique Cinematography and Photography Studio based in Sydney and Vancouver, the couple were given a team of two cinematographers and two photographers. Continue reading »
Iceland attracts many photographers and travelers for its rugged and dramatic scenery, which is unlike anywhere else in the world. UK-based photographer Andy Lee found a way to stand out of the crowd, however, with his deeply atmospheric infrared landscape photography in “Blue Iceland.” Continue reading »
As you look at the set of pictures created by Tom Kondrat during his travels in Iceland, the first thing that comes to mind is the word “loneliness.” These pictures lead you to believe that Iceland is a desolate expanse of icy wasteland. You can almost imagine the strong wind howling in your ears, as it chills you straight to the bone. And as you’re walking down so beaten path, you’re all alone, with not a human soul for miles in any direction. This may prove unbearable for some, yet others find comfort in such places. With no one there to bother them and distract them from their thoughts, they can finally be at peace. Continue reading »
“My boyfriend took me to an ice cave last week in Iceland. We went once before in January, but the river was too big to get inside the cave. This time, however, we could go all the way through.” Continue reading »
Shimmering clearest blue and stretching as far as the eye can see, this is one of Iceland’s famed crystal ice caves. The giant solid waves look frozen in time but they are slowly moving along as part of the Vatnajokull Glacier – which stretches across eight per cent of the island. The images were captured in February 2014 by British photographer Rob Lott.
A view of Rob Lott standing in the crystal ice cave in the Vatnajokull Glacier, Iceland. (Photo by Rob Lott/Barcroft Media) Continue reading »
Last July, travel photographer Jesper Anhede spent a week shooting photos in Northern Iceland, one of 10 international trips he made from his home in Hjo, Sweden in 2013.
Anhede found these wild horses in what’s known as the horse valley in northern Iceland. (Photo: Jesper Anhede / Business Insider)
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Though these pictures might look like beautiful abstract paintings, they are actually photos of volcanic rivers in Iceland taken by Russian photographer Andrey Ermolaev. Flying over Iceland’s active volcano systems, Ermolaev captures the swirling colours, patterns and textures of the volcanic rivers below as they flow through the black sand and eventually find their way to the ocean. Ermolaev calls Iceland “wonderful… a true paradise for all the photo shooting-lovers”. (Photo by Andrey Ermolaev/Solent)
Landmannalaugar is a region near the volcano Hekla in southern section of Iceland’s highlands.
The Landmannalaugar area is a popular tourist destination and hiking hub in Iceland’s highlands. The area displays a number of unusual geological elements, like the multicolored rhyolite mountains and expansive lava fields, not far from the service center. The many mountains in the surrounding area display a wide spectrum of colors including pink, brown, green, yellow, blue, purple, black, and white. Two of the most popular mountains among hikers are Bláhnjúkur (meaning “blue peak”) and Brennisteinsalda (meaning “sulphur wave”).
Tourists visit the area from June through late September, after which time the road is closed. A mountain lodge, in operation since 1951, can accommodate 78 people and has basic amenities. It is located centrally near natural geothermal hot springs, also popular with tourists. Continue reading »
Erupting steam and ash interact with clouds above Grímsvötn volcano. Photographer Jóhann Ingi Jónsson traveled within 1 kilometer of the eruption site on the evening of May 22, 2011, to get these photos. Click to zoom.
Iceland’s most active volcano, Grímsvötn, erupted on Saturday for the first time since 2004, hurling a plume of steam and ash nearly 20 kilometers (12 miles) into the sky. People living next to the glacier where the Grímsvötn volcano burst into life were most severely affected, with ash blocking out the daylight and smothering buildings and vehicles. Iceland also closed its main international airport and canceled domestic flights on Sunday, and aviation officials will be closely monitoring European airspace for the next few days. (Source: theAtlantic)
In September and October of 2010, Lindsay Blatt and Paul Taggart will be working in Iceland on their short film and photographic project documenting the historic herding of the prized Iceland horses. Each year traditional herdsman take to the back country to round up thousands of the country’s hardy horses, which have spent the summer grazing in the highlands. Throughout the three weeks of production Lindsay and Paul will shoot from land and air, foot and hoof across the vast Icelandic landscape following and living with the proud herdsmen to bring together a collection of media for print publications, a short documentary, and photo exhibition. http://herdiniceland.com
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