Iceland has grown more and more popular in recent years and for a very good reason! Its landscapes are beautifully dramatic and its residents are really friendly. (Iceland was voted the friendliest place on earth!) I visited in January 2018 and spent 4 days driving around the Island, clocking up almost 2000km on the roads. I saw countless waterfalls, mountains covered in snow, landscapes that looked like the planet Mars, black sandy beaches and even had dip in a geo thermal heated pool. It really is a place to go if you want to take some incredible photos.
Here are my top 5 locations you must visit to get those killer shots!
5 - Grjótagjá Lava Cave & Thermal Spring
Located just off Route 1 on the North East of the Island, this cave is sign posted up to a point and then when you get to the car park you have to do a little hunting around for the entrance. If you get there early enough you will probably have the pool all to yourself!
4 - Reynisfjara Beach
Located to the south of the Island, Reynisfjara Beach is a very popular destination for tourists and for a very good reason - it's beautiful! The trick is to get there early and get your shots before the coaches arrive. Otherwise you get this....
3 - Námafjall Hverir
It's full of crumbling rocks and molten mud pools. A landscape that has been compared to the surface of Mars and it's even being used as a training ground for NASA astronauts. Located close by to Grjótagjá, you could visit these two locations in an afternoon.
2 - Skógafoss Waterfall
Skógafoss is a waterfall of epic proportions. It stands 60 meters high which makes it one of the biggest waterfalls in Iceland. Located in the south, just off route 1 - you can't miss it!
1 - Aldeyjarfoss
By far the hardest to reach but worth the trek. You have to leave route 1 onto road 842 then eventually it leads straight onto f26. You will reach some farm buildings after driving for around 37km where you have to ditch the car and finish the journey 4km by foot. This should be number one on your list... A 20m waterfall surrounded by black basalt columns. The most beautiful waterfall on earth!
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