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Top places to photograph in Iceland
These are the very best Iceland Instagram spots, curated by the PhotoHound team. If you've got limited time here, these are the must-see locations to shoot while you're in Iceland!
Geysir is a popular geothermal area the Golden Circle. It contains many geysers, mud pots, and fumaroles, including its namesake and most famous geyser, Geysir, sometimes called the Great Geysir. Unfortunately, Geysir infrequently erupts, sometimes going years between active phases. Luckily, there are many other geothermal features to photograph. With Geysir out of action, the star is now a geyser named Strokkur, which erupts about every 5 minutes, shooting spray up to 100 feet (30 meters) high.
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Búðir is 170km north west of Reykjavik, and is home to probably one of the most photographed churches in Iceland, as well a wonderful beach and dunes.
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Kirkjufell is probably the most photographed mountain in the west of Iceland. It is located on the north of the Snaefellsnes peninsula, around 180km from Reykjavik, and rises out of the ocean.
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As well as the classic shot from the waterfalls of Kirkjufellsfoss, it is worth exploring view points from the bay to the east at Grundarfjordur.
Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon on the south east coast of Iceland and is. truly magnificent place to visit and is an absolute must for anyone visiting southern Iceland.
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Here the Breiðamerkurjökull Glacier, part of larger Vatnajökull Glacier, sheds large chunks of glacial ice into the lagoon. These large chunks of ice flow into the sea (an impressive sight to watch) and get washed back onto the beach by the tide. For photographers this means an endless, and ever changing, playground of ice to photograph.
This United States Navy plane crash landed on Sólheimasandur beach in 1973. Everybody on board survived and the plane fuselage was left on the beach afterwards and is now a popular tourist attraction, especially for photographers and therefore can get extremely busy.
Learn more about Sólheimasandur plane Wreck.
There is a small parking lot on the left side of the Ring Road (Route 1) when you enter the town of Vik from the west (Reykjavik). This is a great spot to photograph the church using a long telephoto lens.
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Godafoss - Waterfall of the Gods". The gods the name
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refers to were not revered, but the recently renounced Norse pagan gods,
idols of which were thrown into the river by the local lawspeaker Þorgeir
Þorkelsson Ljósvetningagoði in the year 999 or 1000 as Iceland converted to
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