Taken at 3am, this photograph gives you a glimpse at the majestic shows you can behold when staying awake in the highlands.
Taken at 3am, this photograph gives you a glimpse at the majestic shows you can behold when staying awake in the highlands.
The amazing Tungnaá river located deep in the Icelandic highlands. This glacial river originates on the western side of the massive Vatnajökull glacier. Because it springs from all the melt water coming from the glacier, it creates these beautiful river braids.
The amazing Tungnaá river located deep in the Icelandic highlands. This glacial river originates on the western side of the massive Vatnajökull glacier. Because it springs from all the melt water coming from the glacier, it creates these beautiful river braids.
Driving around in the vast, black emptiness of these sand & ash planes in the highlands is beyond anything you could ever imagine. Fortunately, by driving during the night, I managed to add a little midnight sun to it to liven up the photograph. I really love the contrast between the dark and light here.
Driving around in the vast, black emptiness of these sand & ash planes in the highlands is beyond anything you could ever imagine. Fortunately, by driving during the night, I managed to add a little midnight sun to it to liven up the photograph. I really love the contrast between the dark and light here.
A heart-shaped island inside the Þjórsá glacial river.
A heart-shaped island inside the Þjórsá glacial river.
Glacial rivers in Iceland put up an incredible display when viewed from above. It's hard to imagine what it's like until you see one for yourself. This river reminds me of a big, but moving, piece of marble. It is just a small fragment of an enormous area where this glacial river braids itself through the land.
Glacial rivers in Iceland put up an incredible display when viewed from above. It's hard to imagine what it's like until you see one for yourself. This river reminds me of a big, but moving, piece of marble. It is just a small fragment of an enormous area where this glacial river braids itself through the land.
A top-down view of a geothermal area on Reykjanes. The ground is so red, it looks like the surface of the planet Mars.
A top-down view of a geothermal area on Reykjanes. The ground is so red, it looks like the surface of the planet Mars.
I really love this part of the highlands. There's so much to discover: craters, colourful hill sides, lakes, lava fields, ... Around every bend there's something new and exciting to photograph.
I really love this part of the highlands. There's so much to discover: craters, colourful hill sides, lakes, lava fields, ... Around every bend there's something new and exciting to photograph.
A group of walrus resting at the end of the Saarstangen sand bank. This is a vertical panorama stitched together .
A group of walrus resting at the end of the Saarstangen sand bank. This is a vertical panorama stitched together .
As goes in summer, it’s better to explore at night. Not only are there fewer people about, but the light is also much nicer as well. This was taken along the Landmannaleið highland road. The area is filled with beautiful craters and tiny rivers. A real photographer’s paradise, especially when you don’t have to share it with anyone else.⁠
As goes in summer, it’s better to explore at night. Not only are there fewer people about, but the light is also much nicer as well. This was taken along the Landmannaleið highland road. The area is filled with beautiful craters and tiny rivers. A real photographer’s paradise, especially when you don’t have to share it with anyone else.⁠
A 4x4 adventure in the frozen and snowy area of Þórsmörk. It can be tricky to get there during winter but totally worth the effort.
A 4x4 adventure in the frozen and snowy area of Þórsmörk. It can be tricky to get there during winter but totally worth the effort.
A top-down view of Þjórsá river during summer. The blend of two colours makes for a very special pattern.
A top-down view of Þjórsá river during summer. The blend of two colours makes for a very special pattern.
Iceland is filled with geothermal areas, full of colourful patterns with plenty of interesting perspectives.
Iceland is filled with geothermal areas, full of colourful patterns with plenty of interesting perspectives.
A little bit of highland summer green hiding underneath a fresh layer of snow.
A little bit of highland summer green hiding underneath a fresh layer of snow.
A big explosion crater at the Gunnuhver geothermal area on Reykjanes Peninsula.
A big explosion crater at the Gunnuhver geothermal area on Reykjanes Peninsula.
A vertical panorama of the Protektorbreen glacier outlet. This was taken with a drone from Trygghamna.
A vertical panorama of the Protektorbreen glacier outlet. This was taken with a drone from Trygghamna.
This surprisingly symmetrical & colourful crater is called Stútur, which can be found in the Fjallabak area. This top-side down photograph of the crater gives you a unique view on this peculiar landscape that was & is shaped by volcanic activity. To give you some sense of scale, you can spot my 4-wheeled partner in crime, a Land Rover.
This surprisingly symmetrical & colourful crater is called Stútur, which can be found in the Fjallabak area. This top-side down photograph of the crater gives you a unique view on this peculiar landscape that was & is shaped by volcanic activity. To give you some sense of scale, you can spot my 4-wheeled partner in crime, a Land Rover.
This is probably one of the craziest and most surreal photographic conditions I’ve ever experienced. Shot at around 3 am, I could witness the sun trying to break above the mountains while the fog is rolling in from the next valley. I really love the contrast in this capture, most notably between the bright sky and the dark sands below. All the way in the back you can see the beginning of the Langisjór lake and on the right the Sveinstindur mountain is sticking out.
This is probably one of the craziest and most surreal photographic conditions I’ve ever experienced. Shot at around 3 am, I could witness the sun trying to break above the mountains while the fog is rolling in from the next valley. I really love the contrast in this capture, most notably between the bright sky and the dark sands below. All the way in the back you can see the beginning of the Langisjór lake and on the right the Sveinstindur mountain is sticking out.
A 3-shot vertical panorama, taken with the DJI Mavic Pro 2, of Stakkholtsgjá canyon in Þórsmörk. This place is exceptional during winter time which is probably one of the reasons it was used as a set for Game of Thrones.
A 3-shot vertical panorama, taken with the DJI Mavic Pro 2, of Stakkholtsgjá canyon in Þórsmörk. This place is exceptional during winter time which is probably one of the reasons it was used as a set for Game of Thrones.
The Fjallabak area is filled with beautiful landscapes and exciting river crossings. An adventurer's paradise!
The Fjallabak area is filled with beautiful landscapes and exciting river crossings. An adventurer's paradise!
Admiring the autumn colours and jaw dropping landscape whilst soaring above one of my favourite valleys in Iceland. Þórsmörk is truly an extremely beautiful place during this time of year.
Admiring the autumn colours and jaw dropping landscape whilst soaring above one of my favourite valleys in Iceland. Þórsmörk is truly an extremely beautiful place during this time of year.
Sunrise over Tindjöll, a dormant volcano near Þórsmörk. It is said that this used to be a 3 kilometre high mountain that explodes during the last eruption.
Sunrise over Tindjöll, a dormant volcano near Þórsmörk. It is said that this used to be a 3 kilometre high mountain that explodes during the last eruption.
A midnight view over Gullybreen, a glacier outlet in Magdalenefjorden.
A midnight view over Gullybreen, a glacier outlet in Magdalenefjorden.
This aerial capture was taken during an early-summer night drive with ÍSAK 4x4. This less frequented 4x4 road takes you all the way to the end of the Eldgjá canyon. This massive canyon was formed during one of Iceland’s biggest known eruptions to date. It’s estimated that around 18 cubic kilometres of lava flowed out of this fissure.
This aerial capture was taken during an early-summer night drive with ÍSAK 4x4. This less frequented 4x4 road takes you all the way to the end of the Eldgjá canyon. This massive canyon was formed during one of Iceland’s biggest known eruptions to date. It’s estimated that around 18 cubic kilometres of lava flowed out of this fissure.
A top-down view of the Lilliehookbreen glacier outlet. The colouring of the water is caused by glacial sediment flowing into the ocean water.
A top-down view of the Lilliehookbreen glacier outlet. The colouring of the water is caused by glacial sediment flowing into the ocean water.
Glacial rivers in Iceland put up an incredible display when viewed from above. It's hard to imagine what it's like until you see one for yourself. This river reminds me of a big, but moving, piece of marble. It is just a small fragment of an enormous area where this glacial river braids itself through the land.
Glacial rivers in Iceland put up an incredible display when viewed from above. It's hard to imagine what it's like until you see one for yourself. This river reminds me of a big, but moving, piece of marble. It is just a small fragment of an enormous area where this glacial river braids itself through the land.
The magical land behind the mighty Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjökull glaciers.
The magical land behind the mighty Eyjafjallajökull and Myrdalsjökull glaciers.
This beautiful blue lake is a gem you can find in the Fjallabak area. I was fortunate enough to visit it during a mysterious and colourful evening drive in the area. If you look closely, you can even spot my trusty white Land Rover in the photo.
This beautiful blue lake is a gem you can find in the Fjallabak area. I was fortunate enough to visit it during a mysterious and colourful evening drive in the area. If you look closely, you can even spot my trusty white Land Rover in the photo.
While travelling in Iceland, you have a chance to spot reindeer. They were once imported to Iceland and now roam free over the plains in the East.
While travelling in Iceland, you have a chance to spot reindeer. They were once imported to Iceland and now roam free over the plains in the East.
The shape, crevasses and curves of a glacier, as you can see it from the air, always speak to my imagination. I just love these patterns and textures. This shot is a 3-shot vertical panorama stitched together to get a good glimpse of it.
The shape, crevasses and curves of a glacier, as you can see it from the air, always speak to my imagination. I just love these patterns and textures. This shot is a 3-shot vertical panorama stitched together to get a good glimpse of it.
This place is nothing short of dream-like. The scale of this canyon and the iconic-shaped mountain in the back make this place look so unreal, so much even that it kind of looks like it couldn't be an actual place. By far one of the biggest surprises to experience.
This place is nothing short of dream-like. The scale of this canyon and the iconic-shaped mountain in the back make this place look so unreal, so much even that it kind of looks like it couldn't be an actual place. By far one of the biggest surprises to experience.
The Volcano Huts winter wonderland has everything going for it as you can see. It's by far one of the most exceptional places to discover during this time of year. What's really curious about this place is that, for the most part of winter, direct sunlight is absent from the valley. This makes it an ideal place to see the beautiful pastel colours of the soft winter light. And, if you really want to have some sun, just climb up a mountain.
The Volcano Huts winter wonderland has everything going for it as you can see. It's by far one of the most exceptional places to discover during this time of year. What's really curious about this place is that, for the most part of winter, direct sunlight is absent from the valley. This makes it an ideal place to see the beautiful pastel colours of the soft winter light. And, if you really want to have some sun, just climb up a mountain.
The highlands are such a magical place. It's hard to describe in words and photographs what travelling around in this untamed area of Iceland feels like. The play between light, clouds and majestic landscapes makes you feel like you are running around in a fantasy movie set. The photograph shows the sunrise close to Langisjór, a lake in the southern highlands. The mountain peak you can spot is Sveinstindur - the highest mountain in the area.
The highlands are such a magical place. It's hard to describe in words and photographs what travelling around in this untamed area of Iceland feels like. The play between light, clouds and majestic landscapes makes you feel like you are running around in a fantasy movie set. The photograph shows the sunrise close to Langisjór, a lake in the southern highlands. The mountain peak you can spot is Sveinstindur - the highest mountain in the area.
One of the glacial rivers originating from Vatnajökull, the biggest European glacier, as seen from a bird's eye perspective. The play of colours and shapes are so incredibly intriguing to me.
One of the glacial rivers originating from Vatnajökull, the biggest European glacier, as seen from a bird's eye perspective. The play of colours and shapes are so incredibly intriguing to me.
So what do you think: the surface of Mars or a river in Iceland?
So what do you think: the surface of Mars or a river in Iceland?
The weather can be so unpredictable in Iceland and, if you’re lucky, that can result in incredibly unexpected dream scenarios for photography. I managed to capture this shot after driving for 2 hours in the thickest fog I have experienced so far. You couldn’t see more than 5-6 metres in front of the car. All of a sudden, I noticed there was a clearing in the clouds behind a mountain. The moment lasted for maybe 10 minutes before the clouds engulfed the whole scenery again. Sometimes it’s all about time and luck.
The weather can be so unpredictable in Iceland and, if you’re lucky, that can result in incredibly unexpected dream scenarios for photography. I managed to capture this shot after driving for 2 hours in the thickest fog I have experienced so far. You couldn’t see more than 5-6 metres in front of the car. All of a sudden, I noticed there was a clearing in the clouds behind a mountain. The moment lasted for maybe 10 minutes before the clouds engulfed the whole scenery again. Sometimes it’s all about time and luck.
This drone shot was made around 4am near Langisjór, a beautiful lake in the Icelandic highlands. You can see the glowing night sun warm up the peaks of the nearby mountains. It's such a beautiful area and the play of light & clouds that night made it all the more special.
This drone shot was made around 4am near Langisjór, a beautiful lake in the Icelandic highlands. You can see the glowing night sun warm up the peaks of the nearby mountains. It's such a beautiful area and the play of light & clouds that night made it all the more special.
A tiny island in front of the Reykjanes Peninsula coastline.
A tiny island in front of the Reykjanes Peninsula coastline.
A bird's eye view of the massive Markarfljót river, taken during an early winter sunrise. The structures, patterns and flows of the braided rivers in Iceland never seize to amaze me.
A bird's eye view of the massive Markarfljót river, taken during an early winter sunrise. The structures, patterns and flows of the braided rivers in Iceland never seize to amaze me.

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