Iceland: Landscapes That May Change Your Life

Talented photographer and friend of mine, Colin Feist, set out on a 10-day Iceland trip which he says changed him. After I watched his 4-minute film of the Icelandic scenery, it is abundantly clear why. It is some of the most evocative imagery I have ever seen. Do yourself a favor and watch it below.

Iceland Filming Locations

Iceland is one of those places that you have to be there in person to truly appreciate. In shooting this film, Colin covered a good part of the country and I thought that travelers and photographers may be interested in the specific locations that he featured:

    Jökulsárlón glacial lake with a black sand beach and icebergs. Stokksnes black ash beach and lagoon that overlooks the Vestrahorn mountains. Seljajandsfoss waterfall which allows you to hike behind it into a small cave. It drops 60m into the river Seljalands.Skógafoss waterfall, also a 60m drop and flows into the Skógá River. Kirkjufell iconic mountain with a waterfall on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. Fjaðrárgljúfur Ice Age canyon spanning 2km and 100m deep with a river running through it. Vatnajökull the largest glacier in Iceland which has multiple access points. Blue Lagoon geothermal pools and one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. Reynisfjara black sand beach with large caves, cliffs and basalt columns. Snaefellsnes the 100km-long western peninsula with fjords, sea cliffs, golden beaches, volcanic peaks and glaciers. Sometimes called “Miniature Iceland” for its diverse scenery. Geysir geothermal area with multiple geysers, the largest being 18m wide and some shooting a jet of water and steam 60-80m high. Gulfoss giant waterfall with two drops, plunging into a 25m wide crevice. Hraunfossar series of waterfalls that flow over lava rocks. Bogarnes, Vík, Höfn, Reykjavik and surrounding areas are featured as well.

Fantastic Iceland Travel Guide

Everything you need to know for planning your Iceland travels including when to go, what to pack and detailed itineraries are covered by Alex Cornell in his easy to read Iceland Travel Guide, right here. As an additional guide, watch this 11-minute video of Iceland’s most picturesque spots and finding unique ways to photograph them.


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