The geothermal mountain range of Kerlingarfjöll is one of Iceland's biggest geothermal areas. It's located deep within the Central Highlands.
A long exposure image of the beautiful Þingvallavatn lake during a soft winter sunrise.
Soft sunlight comes creeping behind the mountain edge to illuminate this stunning waterfall for only an hour per day during this time of year. Because of the low-hanging winter sun and its location in a narrow gorge, it barely gets any light during winter. The little light the waterfall gets, gives it such a special vibe and mood when looking at it while standing behind the waterfall. It was great seeing this spectacle of light unfold before your eyes.
The soft and low winter sun is lighting up part of the ice cave in this shot. It creates a special golden glow inside the crystal blue cave.
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.
This world-famous mountain is called Kirkjufell and is probably the biggest highlight for many people when visiting the western part of Iceland.
A long exposure capture of this majestic mountain called Lómagnúpur. The odd shape of this mountain has always intrigued me.
These steaming mud pools scar the Icelandic landscape in many places but they have an eerie beauty about them.
I really enjoy these fiery red colours during the summer nights. I took this shot right in the middle of a swamp - totally worth standing in there with frozen wet feet!
This oddly shaped rock formation is one of the many highlights along the Reykjanes Peninsula coastline.
This was taken during one of the more impressive light shows I've seen in Iceland.
An estuary located at the entrance road to Dyrhólaey. During winter you can sometimes see these beautiful clouds towering above the area.
Landmannalaugar showing off its hidden mountains of gold during sunset.
This cave was not as large as the ones I have visited the past couple of years but it was mindblowing nonetheless. On the way there, it became very clear how much this part of the Vatnajökull glacier has melted away in a few years time. It was shocking to stand in places where I took photos of a similar cave just two and a half years ago. When I took this photograph, that same spot was a 150-200 metres hike away from where the nearest edge of the glacier is.
This beautiful mountain is called Einhyrningur, or unicorn, a gem in the Southern Icelandic Highlands.
One of the most curious things about Iceland must be that the earth is "alive" all around you. Almost the whole country is covered with geothermal areas where the ground hot and, sometimes, even boiling. It's a very strange experience to stand in such locations and experience it first-hand.
The Northern Lights dancing above Kirkjufell mountain in West Iceland.
A beautiful reflection at Svínafellsjökull. The whole glacier reflected into a washed-off thin layer of ice.
This peak, which is the highest point at Eldgjá (loosely translated: fire canyon), was formed by one of Iceland's biggest eruptions. The eruption in 874 lasted for almost 2 years and spewed out close to 20 cubic kilometres of lava out of its fissure. A week ago, I spotted this crazy, eruption-like cloud formation hovering above the scene. It made me try to imagine what this must have been like.
A minimalistic capture of the Reynisdrangar sea stacks during a rainy sunset.
An unbelievably beautiful hidden canyon in Iceland.
A little bird resting on top of a very sharp iceberg in the glacier lagoon.
I took this shot during one of the most active events of the Northern Lights I've witnessed so far. It was almost a whole week of great activity - good memories.
The glacier in this photograph towering above the valley, is called Mýrdalsjökull, which covers a sleeping giant: the Katla volcano.
The frozen lagoon in front of the Svínafellsjökull glacier outlet. The patterns of snow make for a curious addition to the incredible scene.
The snowy peak of Tindfjallajökull during a winter sunset as seen from the Þórsmörk valley.
Sunset at the dramatic cliffs of Reykjanes Peninsula - close to Brimketill. I always really enjoy sending time around the Reykjanes Peninsula. It's so close to home and yet it offers a lot of really interesting locations to visit and photograph.
Sveinstindur, one of Iceland's tallest mountains, is located deep within the highlands. This was shot during a summer night.
This surprisingly symmetrical & colourful crater is called Stútur, which can be found in the Fjallabak area.
A very thin frozen layer of ice is reflecting the impressive blue ice of the Svínafellsjökull glacier.
This glacier outlet is valled Breiðamerkurjökull and is just a small part of the massive Vatnajökull glacier. It's the origin of all the crystal blue icebergs that are floating in the Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon. The ice calves, or in other words, breaks away from the glacier glacier and then floats towards the ocean. It's an incredible feeling to be this close up to it.
A very lengthy and colourful sunrise during a January in West Iceland.
During winter time, the valleys in Þórsmörk barely get any direct sunlight because the sun doesn't reach above the nearby Eyjafjallajökull glacier. Usually most of the days are just filled with beautiful twilight colours like these with the occasional full moon towering above the landscape. Simply beautiful.
A colourful house is standing out in whiteout conditions during a stormy day.
The impressive scenery at the Látrabjarg cliffs - the westernmost point of Europe.
A colourful summer sunset at one of Iceland's many geothermal areas. While I was standing there, taking this photograph, I could feel the vibrations caused by the great activity in this place. It's a weird sensation to feel that everything is seemingly alive. I thought this was one of the more interesting parts of the area, especially because of the colour of the mud and the yellow sulphur spots.
Something to daydream about. This is probably one of the most incredible and awesome places I’ve ever seen a house built, or at least here in Iceland. This place is located on Elliðaey, a neighbouring island of Heimaey (Westman Islands). In the back you can see the Eyjafjallajökull volcano towering above the ocean. Amazing location!
Hidden in the middle of the Icelandic highlands, you can find a place where the rivers consist of hot geothermal water and the valleys are engulfed in steamy clouds. A unique place where the earth is literally boiling underneath your feet.
When I captured this photograph, I could not have imagined that this beautiful crystal blue ice cave would have completely vanished a year later. Today the glacier has retreated even further and is nowhere near the place I took this photograph. The sad reality is that it's estimated that Iceland's glaciers will have completely vanished in 150 to 200 years.
A long exposure capture of the black sand beach of Reynisfjara, as seen from Dyrhólaey
Walking amongst the geothermal steam & smoke of fiery mountains of Kerlingarfjöll. This place is located deep within the Icelandic highlands - almost at the center of the country.
Back in 2013 I flew to Iceland on a very impulsive 3-day trip. Seeing the lights was my only goal. I spent my time during the day chasing a hole in the clouds. I drove until the sun set & ended up being lucky enough to capture this shot at this, now very famous, plane wreck. I faced the harsh winter conditions Iceland can throw at you: -15°C & the icy northerly wind blowing over the frozen sands - testing my endurance. Totally worth it when you're able to capture a shot like this!
Sunset at a geothermal area. It was still cold enough to see the low-hanging steam above the mud pools.
e get some pretty insane sunsets here in Iceland - even when it's cloudy. This was taken in Landmannalaugar during summer.
I captured this image of Gullfoss during a very cold but nice winter day, while guiding a friend around. For the longest time I hadn't really experienced first-hand why this was called the Golden Waterfall until I witnessed a sunset while overlooking the waterfall.
The mighty Aldeyjarfoss waterfall in a moody setting. You can find this gem by following the road south from Góðafoss right up to the beginning of the Sprengisandur highland road. I really love the outcome of this image. I captured this on an incredibly foggy day - not knowing what to expect at all on location. Sometimes it's just worth it to make a little bit of a gamble.
Winter's slowly creeping in on this abandoned farm along the ring road in the northern part of Iceland.
One of those rare occassions where I was able to photograph this beauty without a swarm of tourists around it.
A sunrise panorama made out of 6 photographs. The sun barely creeps over these mountains during winter time.
here are not that many noteworthy waterfalls on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula compared to other parts of the country but that doesn't make the ones that are there, less worth it. This one is called Svöðufoss and it's located at the foot of the Snæfellsjökull glacier, which is also an inactive volcano. If you look closely, you can see the glacier's peak towering above the clouds.
A lonely pink fluffy cloud floating by the Diamond Beach in Iceland. The diamond beach is truly an extraordinary place. I don't believe any photograph could really accurately describe the vibe and experience of being there yourself - which is a remarkable thing in itself.
Underneath the Vatnajökull glacier, looking up at that beautiful crystal blue ceiling of ice. While I was standing there, I kept thinking about the idea that there were a few thousand tons of frozen water above my head - which could easily crush me in a heartbeat. That's when you realise just how tiny and insignificant we all are compared to Mother Nature.
An ice diamond on the black sand beach near Jökulsárlón. This place has always intrigued me even though I tend to make a lengthy stop there every time I drive past. It's a curious place and it's everchanging.
A 6-photo panorama taken during an incredibly colourful sunrise in a wintery March.
A long exposure capture of a small waterfall right next to the Ring Road.
f you're very fortunate, you might see this foggy show unveil before your eyes while travelling in the East. It's called dalalæða in Icelandic, which means as much as fog in the fjord. After some time I could see the fog rolling out of the fjord like it was a curtain being pulled aside - just beautiful!
When there's an absolutely great day forecasted during winter, it's hard to not go out and enjoy it to the fullest. This beauty is Skógafoss in its proper winter attire - one of the very good reasons to travel in the southern part of Iceland.