I spent most of the day hiking in the park – with the weather alternating between sunny and warm, and cold and raining! Typical Icelandic weather… At the end of the day I got back to my car and was heading back to my hotel, when I spotted a small road heading off towards a glacier in the distance. I followed it, and boy was it worth it! At the end of the road – a beautiful view of this glacier with a light blue tinge.
More than a year ago I took 2 shots in the beautiful town of Seyðisfjörður in eastern Iceland – you know the type; good enough to keep, but not special enough to post. Then recently I decided to look back through my pictures and came across these 2 shots which just so happened to be taken from the same spot but looking at slightly different angles – perfect for a panorama!
It’s been more than a year since my trip to Iceland already, but I’m still finding pictures in my Iceland folder which are worth posting!
This one was taken at sunrise in Seyðisfjörður in eastern Iceland. It’s a small town at the end of a fjord, and is the only place where you can catch a ferry from Iceland to Europe (or vice versa).
I only spent one night there, but that morning when I got up for the sunrise it was perfectly still, resulting in flawless reflections on the water. The light was just touching the top of the fjord peaks, and the town wasn’t stirring yet – there was complete silence except for a few birds. A truly spectacular start to the day!
This is a view of Stokksnes, located close to the town of Höfn in eastern Iceland. The beach is covered in fine volcanic black sand, and there is a very thin layer of water on most of the sand, extending several hundred meters out from where I was standing for this shot. Because the water layer is so flat and thin, it is almost perfectly still, creating a spectacular reflection (not really visible in this shot). Stokksnes is several kilometers down an unpaved track from the main ring road, so it’s one of the lesser-visited spots of Iceland. I had the entire area to myself for several hours; the only sounds were the wind, a few birds, and waves breaking far out in the distance – definitely one of the most magical moments I had in Iceland!
This is Reynisfjara Beach in southern Iceland, near the town of Vik, shot on a stormy afternoon in early October. There were two other photographers on the beach at the same time, and we were all busy taking pictures not paying particular attention to the waves. All of a sudden a huge wave washed up the beach – so the three of us were suddenly running in front of the wave, carrying our cameras on tripods, trying to avoid getting wet! Definitely one of the funniest photography moments I’ve had! We all had a laugh together after, and of course paid more attention to the waves after that!