Iceland Landscape Photography

This gallery of Iceland landscape photography was taken by my close photography friend, Bainor, using her iPhone 13 Mini. Smart phone technology has advanced  to the extent that many people are using their cell phones as their only camera for travel photography of places like Iceland.

Northern lights IcelandThe incredible Aurora Borealis Northern Lights in Iceland

The Northern Lights in Iceland are clearly the most popular and perhaps most exhilarating scene to photograph when you're traveling to visit this most remarkable geological destination. As you can see from this collection of Iceland photos, there is a lot of diversity in the type of photos you can take here.

The photo below is a good example of a typical scene in Iceland. Can you imagine having this view greet you each morning you wake up?

Iceland-landscape-with-houseIceland farmhouse landscape photo

The red roof of the farmhouse buildings and the blue patches of sky contrast nicely again the monotone hues of the filed and the mountainside. I especially like the patterns and textures of the landscape in the lower elevations of the mountain.

The image below is a good example of a minimalist photograph where the composition is simple and has a lot of visual appeal.

Iceland Mountain ReflectionIceland Mountain Reflection

I like the multi-level layers of colors and textures as your eye travels from the bottom of the photo to the top. The blue reflection at the bottom of the image is a nice counterbalance to the blue sky in the top. The snow and ice on the mountainside is counterbalanced by its diffused reflection in the water.

Northern Lights in IcelandNorthern Lights in Iceland
1.0 second exposure at ISO 4000

Iceland lanscape photo 5140

Although it's definitely not the typical landscape photo you think of when you're picturing Iceland in your mind, the view of the country from the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Bath is breathtaking.

Blue Lagoon Geothermal Bath in IcelandBlue Lagoon Geothermal Bath in Iceland

It's one of the wonders of Mother Nature. The super hot magma that resides not too deeply under the lagoon provides the right amount of heat. After all, it is a volcanic island.

The next photo shows a remarkable landscape subject to photograph. The tectonic plates in the foreground at Thingvellir National Park, followed by the stand of evergreen trees, and the distant Lake Thingvellir make a unique composition from this elevated view of the scene below.

Thingvellir National Park and tectonic platesThingvellir National Park and tectonic plates

Another interesting aspect of this Iceland landscape photo is the location of the color area. It's interesting to have the lush green trees surrounded my the earthy tones of rock, grasslands, and earth.

The reflections on the inside of the windshield normal ruin the typical photo op, but I still found this photo below visually interesting with the way this composition was done.

Iceland landscape photo through a car windowWho said you can't get an interesting photo through a car window?

Although the reflections do interfere with the sharpness and detail, particularly in the brown grassy areas, this image captures the essence of this area of Iceland.

Another unique aspect of this region is the small remnants left behind from the melting glaciers of Iceland.

Glacial Lagoon Iceland"Striped Remnants"
Glacial Lagoon, Iceland

Particularly interesting facet to shot a photo of is the layers that often appear in these ice chunks. The dark ribbons stand out boldly from the blueish white sections of the ice and stand out significantly from the stark and steep rock in the background.

I hope you enjoy looking at this small gallery of Iceland photos. It's a unique place to travel to and to photograph. Please check out some of the other travel destinations and their gallery of photographs. They're listed below my bio information below.

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Bruce Lovelace is the publisher of TravelingPhotographer.com. Bruce shot portraits full time for over 35 years. Now he shoots more travel photography.  Read more about him on the About Page. He also publishes how to articles and camera gear reviews at the  Photography Tips and Canon Geek websites.

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