Although in the Arctic Circle, winter in Iceland offers some outstanding Arctic light during the day. There is a benefit to these short hours of light – the sun stays low on the horizon, offering a handful of hours with gorgeous warm light. Also, as the winter sun rises and sets to the south and stays just above the horizon for longer, most of the locations are perfect for sunrise and sunset photography.
Unpredictable weather patterns in Iceland are the norm. You can be within a snowstorm and 30 minutes later experience sunshine conditions. It is this unpredictability that makes Iceland one of the most exciting places to photograph.
The Icelandic winter is completely different from the summer. The green, lush scenery is replaced by snow and ice, which allows for walks on frozen parts of lagoons. Dark, long nights are ideal for photographing the Northern Lights, whenever these are visible.
Here are some of our favourite locations in Iceland:
• The immensely powerful Skogafoss and Seljalandfoss waterfalls.
• The glacier lagoon or Jokulsarlon (as the Icelanders call it).
• The black sand beach near Jokulsarlon with its diamond shaped pieces of icebergs.
• The village of Vik with its trademark chapel and its black beaches.
• The sea stacks of Reynisdrangar.
• The awe inspiring Vatnajokull glacier.
• Fjallsarlon Icebrg Lagoon.
• Stokksnes with its breathtaking views of Vestrahorn and so much more.
If there is one place on this planet that is simply magic and an absolute delight to photograph, then this is Iceland. Join us on this extraordinary adventure, build memories that will last for a lifetime.