Iceland in Photos – Spectacular Images To Take Your Breath Away4 min read

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Few could argue with the notion that Iceland is one of the most visually spectacular countries in the world. It’s stunning, lunar-like landscape is dotted with beautiful waterfalls, volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, lava fields, hot springs, ice caves and more.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Reynisdrangar is comprised of large, jagged, basalt sea stacks off the coast of Vik.

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Reynisdrangar
Reynisdrangar

Thorsmork is a mountain ridge in South Iceland named after Thor, the Norse god of thunder.

Thorsmork
Thorsmork

The Sun Voyager sculpture is made of stainless steel and located on the water in Iceland’s capital city of Reykjavik. It is one of the most photographed sculptures in Iceland.

The Sun Voyager
The Sun Voyager

Hraunfossar, located in southwest Iceland, literally means “lava falls” and they are quite a sight to behold.

Hraunfossar
Hraunfossar

The “Into the Glacier Experience” takes you literally right inside Langjokull Glacier via Iceland’s first man-made ice cave. A truly unique experience!

Into the Glacier Experience - Langjokull Glacier
Into the Glacier Experience – Langjokull Glacier

Seljalandsfoss is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Iceland and is famous for a path which allows visitors to hike behind the falls.

Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss

The icebergs floating in Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon are broken off from Vatnajokull, Iceland’s largest ice cap. In summer, visitors can ride around the icebergs in zephyr boats.

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Svartifoss, located in Skaftafell National Park, is know for the basalt columns surrounding it, which create an organ-like appearance.

Svartifoss
Svartifoss

Strokkur geyser is one of Iceland’s “Golden Circle” attractions and reliably erupts every 5-10 minutes.

Strokkur
Strokkur

Langjokull Glacier is a great place to do snowmobiling year-round.

Langjokull Glacier
Langjokull Glacier

Landmannalaugar is an area of Iceland’s interior highlands and is only accessible in Summer.

Landmannalaugar
Landmannalaugar

Haifoss is situated near Hekla volcano and it is the 3rd highest waterfall in Iceland.

Haifoss
Haifoss

Stakkholtsgja Canyon is found in Thorsmork. It narrows as it leads to a waterfall that can be accessed by hiking over rocks and streams.

Stakkholtsgja Canyon
Stakkholtsgja Canyon

Arnarstapi is a fishing village on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. It is home to incredible hiking trails and rock formations.

Arnarstapi
Arnarstapi

At Thingvellir, you can actually see where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates meet.

Thingvellir
Thingvellir

Kerid Crater is sometimes used for floating concerts.

Kerid Crater
Kerid Crater

Skogafoss is one of Iceland’s most recognizable waterfalls. It is easily accessible from the Ring Road and visitors can climbs stairs all the way to a lookout platform on top of the falls.

Skogafoss
Skogafoss

Hotel Ranga is one of Iceland most well known luxury hotel, often catering to celebrities. The hotel offers guests the option of recieving a “Northern Lights wake-up call” in the event the Aurora is spotted overhead.

Hotel Ranga
Hotel Ranga

It has been said that although Greenland is full of ice, Iceland is green. Indeed Iceland’s countryside is surprisingly lush and adorned in vibrant color.

South Iceland Countryside
South Iceland Countryside

Chunks of ice from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon often wash up along the volcanic black sand beaches nearby.

Black Sand Beach Near Jokulsarlon
Black Sand Beach Near Jokulsarlon

The observation area atop Hallgrimskirkja Church provides visitors with breathtaking 360 degree views of Reykjavik.

Reykjavik
Reykjavik

Gullfoss is the crown jewel of Iceland’s “Golden Circle” attractions and it is the country’s largest waterfall.

Gullfoss
Gullfoss

The Landmannalaugar Highlands have many terrific trails where hikers can walk and climb through fields of hardened lava.

Landmannalaugar
Landmannalaugar

The blue color of the icebergs floating in Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon derives from the pressure, denseness and thickness of glacial ice.

Jokulsarlon
Jokulsarlon

Landmannalaugar is also well known for the distinctive orange color of its rhyolite mountains.

Landmannalaugar
Landmannalaugar

All of the photos shown here are original photos taken by Destination Dan.

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