Here’s a slideshow with a few of my favourite images from Iceland. Scroll down to see more.
I’ve been to Iceland twice; my first trip was in 2017, partly just because I fancied visiting there and partly for landscape photography, with a view to the spectacular autumn colours and waterfalls. I traveled with a group led by Peter Cairns and his assistant James Shooter, both of whom were excellent and helpful in every way – despite the rather dull weather, mostly thick cloud and dull light with occasional rain, they did their best to advise us on how to make the most of it!
My second trip, in the spring of 2018, was to a remote peninsula in the Westfjords area of Iceland, where the Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is located. The primary purpose this time was to take pictures of Arctic Foxes, which are protected in this area. The trip was with a group organised in conjunction with Iceland-based Borea Adventures, who manage the Kvíar Lodge in Kvíadalur Valley, set at the edge of the water with a panoramic view over the big Jökulfirðir Bay. There are no roads in the area; the lodge can only be reached by boat, using an inflatable to land on the beach. The lodge can be seen in a couple of the pictures in the Gallery. Daily sightings of Arctic Fox are pretty much guaranteed here, and if the nights are clear and dark, the Aurora Borealis can be spectacular.
These pictures are a selection of the many I took during both trips; the weather was not always the best, but this is to be expected in Iceland – you just have to make the most of it!
Some of these images are for sale as Fine Art Prints; click here – Photo4Me – to view those currently available. Most of these images are also for sale as royalty-free stock photographs; if you’re interested in purchasing any of them, click here – My Iceland Portfolio – to view those that are available.