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Near Dyrholaey Nature Preserve - Along With Miles Of Black Sand

Photos of Iceland to Inspire a Visit

If there was one country on this planet that will constantly amaze you with its landscape, it’s got to be Iceland. For a relatively small landmass, Iceland has a lot to offer – especially when it comes to lunar landscapes, waterfalls and glaciers.

What you won’t see much of is trees. Birds make up for that. It is one of the most bird intense places I have ever visited. Be prepared for a lot of car time if you want to see a good swath of the country. The reward – see the 25 remarkable photos of Iceland below.

First taste of unusual scenery heading out of Reykjavik on route to Vik
First taste of unusual scenery heading out of Reykjavik on route to Vik
Urridafoss Falls in the Pjorsa River - Iceland's most voluminous waterfall according to a sign but I think it's wrong
Urridafoss Falls in the Pjorsa River – Iceland’s most voluminous waterfall according to a sign but I think it’s wrong
Rocks - where people have been washed to sea - at the Dyrholaey Nature Reserve
Rocks – where people have been washed to sea – at the Dyrholaey Nature Reserve
Loved the eider ducks that you see all around Iceland; they have a very distinct call which you quickly learn
Loved the eider ducks that you see all around Iceland; they have a very distinct call which you quickly learn
One of the quintessential photos of Iceland near Dyrholaey Nature Preserve
One of the quintessential photos of Iceland near Dyrholaey Nature Preserve – along with miles of black sand
Photos of Iceland - the colours of Vik
The colours of Vik
The pseudocraters in southern Myvatn
The pseudocraters in southern Myvatn
High cuteness factor during lambing season
High cuteness factor during lambing season
Amazing in your face glacier scenery along the Ring Road
Amazing in your face glacier scenery along the Ring Road
The fabulous Jokulsarlon Lagoon
The fabulous Jokulsarlon Lagoon
Admiring glaciers from the town of Hofn
Admiring glaciers from the town of Hofn
One of the numerous no-name waterfalls you'll see on your travels - many just off the Ring Road
One of the numerous no-name waterfalls you’ll see on your travels – many just off the Ring Road
Explore the area called Hofdi on foot
Explore the area in Myvatn called Hofdi on foot
Heading east out of Hofn
Heading east out of Hofn
Artwork representing the eggs of all 34 local birds in Djupivogur
Artwork representing the eggs of all 34 local birds in Djupivogur
The crazy beautiful road to Seydisfjordur - in late May
The crazy beautiful road to Seydisfjordur – in late May
Another look at Dettifoss with all the cool patterns in the snow
A look at Dettifoss with all the cool patterns in the snow
Selfoss is an incredible sight near Myvatn
Selfoss, a short walk from Dettifoss is also worth the visit
Hiking Viti - an explosion crater formed in 1724
Hiking Viti – an explosion crater formed in 1724
Burping mud and steam in the Hverir area near Myvatn; you will be overpowered with a rotten eggs smell
Burping mud and steam in the Hverir area near Myvatn; you will be overpowered with a rotten eggs smell
Godafoss Waterfall - impressive but not as pretty as some
Godafoss Waterfall – impressive but not as pretty as some
Lonely churches with a view in the Westfjords area
Lonely buildings with a view in the Westfjords area
Clifftop views at the western end of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Clifftop views at the western end of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Impressive columnar basalt on a cliffside walk out of Hellnar
Impressive columnar basalt on a cliffside walk out of Hellnar
The harbour in Stykkisholmur
The harbour in Stykkisholmur

Further reading about Iceland

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25 photos of Iceland to inspire a visit

 

 

 

Leigh McAdam

Leigh McAdam

Leigh McAdam is a Calgary based writer, author, photographer and social media enthusiast with over 61,000 followers. Her blog: HikeBikeTravel is frequently cited as one of the top travel and outdoor adventure blogs in Canada.

Author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures
Co-author of 125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. I think I am one of the few people who does not have a burning desire to visit Iceland. There does not seem to be much wildlife on the island and that is a game changer for me. These pictures though go a long way in making me change my mind.

  2. Gorgeous! I didn’t care so much about Iceland before, but after seeing these photos, I’m keen to go. When would you say the best time of year is to visit?

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