Inspiration: 25 Photos With That Genuine Iceland Feel



Inspiration: 25 Photos With That Genuine Iceland Feel

17.03.2020 | Camille Beuvard

We put together a selection of 25 images that capture Iceland’s spirit to its core for a perfect warm-up to your next Iceland escape. As you scroll down, you won’t believe how our tiny island can boast such variety of landscapes and what lifechanging experiences await you here.

Do not expect the classic postcard pictures of Kirkjufell bathed in northern lights, Sólheimasandur DC3 planewreck, or Skógafoss Waterfall crossed by a rainbow. These are sights to behold but today is for images that are far from the ordinary, some that tell stories and take you to the moment more than to the place itself.

Iceland is obviously visually stimulating, but more importantly, it engages all five of your senses as a destination.

A paddle session in the Westfjords. Horses facing a blizzard. The penetrating gaze of the Arctic Fox. Reindeer traffic jam in East Iceland. The photos we selected got us by their colours, textures, compositions and for the way they mirror the photographer’s emotion as he presses the shutter.

We love the blend of photographic styles, edits, and sensitivity, that reflect the photographers’ very personal interpretation of Iceland, at one specific moment. What they all have in common is the thrill of experiencing Iceland and the gratefulness of being there at the right time.

What is it that is so haunting about Iceland?

To us, these photographs evoke magic and uniqueness about Iceland, from its desolate and sparsely populated spaces, to its unforgettable encounters on the road, the elemental power and quick shifts in the seasons. Use our list as inspiration for planning your trip, and check our selection of tours, authentic accommodation and activities

 
Hörgshlíð Hot Tub, Westfjords

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Glacial Kettles from Above, Southern Highlands

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A post shared by Tom Hegen (@tomhegen.de) on 

 
Paddle Session, Westfjords 

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Vatnajökull Glacier, South

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Landmannalaugar, Southern Highlands

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Puffin

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Kerlingarfjöll, Highlands

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Northern Lights over Fáskrúðsfjörður, East

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Mælifell Mountain, Southern Highlands 

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Siglufjörður, North

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A post shared by Garðar Ólafsson (@gardarolafsphotography) on 

 
Troll Peninsula, North

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Grafarkirkja, North

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Southern Highlands

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Landmannalaugar, Southern Highlands

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Humpback Whale Breaching, Westfjords

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Killer Whale, Snæfellsnes

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Glacial Rivers, Southern Highlands

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Abandoned House 

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Reindeers Herd, East

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A post shared by Philipp Mitterlehner 🏔 (@philippmitt) on 

 
Arctic Fox in its Winter Coat

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Crater Lake, Highlands

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Vestrahorn, East

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Vatnajökull Glacier, South

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North East

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Horses in a snowstorm, Selfoss

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Did you enjoy and got inspired by this article? Check our Top Instagrammers in Iceland to follow and feel free to share with our readers some of your memorable moments too!

About the author

I was born and raised in France but have been living in Iceland for 7 years. I am your Hey! Web and Marketing specialist, and am a part-time teacher in sustainable tourism. In my free time, you will find me in the great outdoors or close to the ocean, but always with my little tribe. And I take pictures. A lot of pictures.

Camille Beuvard 

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