Iceland – The Land of Fire and Ice
Iceland isn’t a south-facing beach that allows you to spend your days lazing in the sun while you sip cocktails by the poolside, or on the shores of an azure waters flecked with fine sand. The power and ferocity of nature at work can be seen everywhere, from the black sand beaches that were created by the volcanic eruption, to the huge moonscapes of lava and rock. The first time I visited Iceland, I was completely blown away by the landscapes. The biggest attraction for most photographers are the Icelandic waterfalls which are everywhere in Iceland due to the run-off from the huge glaciers to the north, but there’s also an abundance of rugged mountains, black beaches and colorful rock formations. The most famous waterfall in Iceland is Gullfoss, which is located on the Hvita River and can be reached by a short hike from the car park.
Iceland was a long time on my bucket list; the unique contrast of colours in all directions, and the hauntingly beautiful golden hues of the summer light are just so striking. If you love landscape photography, you’ll be totally amazed with Iceland. The country offers the photographer one of the most diverse and beautiful ranges of natural scenery you can ever hope to find anywhere else in the world.