The Raw Beauty of Iceland

Iceland is a photographer’s paradise, recently becoming more popular after its wild landscapes have been used in many movies and series. With just under 350,000 people, it is the most sparsely populated country in Europe, with two-thirds of the population living around the capital of Reykjavik.

Beyond the capital, incredibly beautiful and often otherworldly landscapes of glaciers flowing to the sea, volcanoes, lava fields, mountains and huge waterfalls make for an abundance of visual inspiration.

Iceland has a temperate climate despite its position close to the Arctic Circle, but while there, we had dangerously high (and bitter cold) winds which made getting around and capturing the scenery a bit more challenging in the few hours of daylight. Overcast weather did not allow us to see the Northern Lights which we were highly hoping for, maybe next time.