Iceland is home to some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Travel photography and Iceland go together hand in hand. Photographers looking for new landscape inspiration full of waterfalls and wide open landscapes should take a long look at taking advantage of Iceland's long summer days. The highlights of Iceland include some of the world's most beautiful waterfalls and relatively small amounts of tourists (compared to Europe). If you want to see examples of Iceland's Waterfalls in Pictures follow the link provided. Read on for more reasons to consider Iceland for your next photography trip.
The first thing you notice about Iceland photography - besides the stunning waterfalls, is the amazing landscapes filled with open space and green moss covered lava fields. Iceland does not disappoint. While a majority of the population lives in Reykjavik, you will find most of your photo opportunities out in the countryside of Iceland. Renting a car can be quite expensive in Iceland. The country can be expensive - look around for photography tours taking you around this beautiful landscape. I recommend a photo tour because many photography opportunities lie beyond paved roads, often traveling running into flooded roads, rutted roads and unmarked territories. It is a land of adventure filled with endless photography opportunities.
Beyond the open landscapes in Iceland, don't underestimate it's beautiful seascapes as well. This picture highlights the open country and the rocky cliffs bordering the ocean below. The fog creates a dramatic scene creating beautiful photography. One of my favorite pieces of Iceland was the people and culture. Each night I was able to meet a different group of welcoming Icelanders, offering hospitality, opening up their homes as farm stays and even providing a home cooked meal.
When traveling to Iceland for travel and photography - be sure to keep your trip open to stops in the open countryside. I would advise against tour buses and big trips. The picture above highlights the landscape scenes you miss on large groups jumping from one major attraction to the next. The endless lava fields are breathtaking, you can wander them for hours photographing the different colors and textures. This photo required a bit of patience as the common Iceland summer storm passed through, drenching me with rain as I waited to capture this picture. Iceland provides one of the best varieties of photography you can expect traveling, I spent over two weeks traveling during the summer and can say it still is one of my top destinations I have ever been. If you want more information or tips for photography small tours in Iceland I can recommend one or two that provide top notch quality with exceptional service to your photography needs.