18 Breathtaking Photos of Raw Iceland

18 Breathtaking Photos of Raw Iceland

(Last Updated On: September 2, 2018)

Part 1 of Iceland travel blog series: 18 Breathtaking Photos of Raw Iceland is our compilation of Iceland’s incredible landscape through our eyes and lens. 

Part 2: Land of Fire & Ice! First Impressions on Iceland is all about how charged and motivated to felt to do our small bit and protect planet earth. 
Part 3: 5 Tips on Planning a Trip to Iceland is guide to begin your travel journey to Iceland. Learn more about the right season to travel, visa, tours, type of cars to rent etc.
Part 4: Itinerary for Winter / Spring Road Trip in Iceland which is of course customisable.
Part 5: Accommodation Guide for Self Drive Road Trip in Iceland  with tips to choose the right accommodation. Read this in combination with part 4.
Part 6: Currency Exchange and Tips to Save Money in Iceland is a guide which will help you spend your money wisely in Iceland.
Part 7: Guide to Natural Hot Springs in Icelandcovers those unseen hidden hot springs that you must definitely experience.

 

Ah, Iceland! How do we even begin to explain what we felt, saw and experienced in words? Probably, it’s impossible and that is why we want to show you 18 Breathtaking Photos of Raw Iceland and it’s incredible landscape through our eyes and lens. We are starting with the unconventional raw landscape, something you would see while you are exploring, hiking and mostly driving through this beautiful country. We will talk more about all the popular and must visit places in future articles!

So, are you ready to get blown away?

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There are numerous waterfalls throughout the country. It’s just a matter of deciding where to stop!

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As you drive through the island, the landscape changes every few kilometers. It’s beyond comprehension to even think of a country so diverse and rich in natural resources.

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Southern Iceland has some of the most incredible lava beaches and cliffs. You can’t help but keep your camera always on..

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Since the weather is so unpredictable in Iceland, rainbows are very common. They say – if you don’t like the weather in Iceland, just wait for 5 minutes.


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Aerial views are even more stunning! Since you drive through varied landscape, you will be witnessing these often.

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Don’t even get us started about the Northern lights. It’s as magical as it looks. The dance of Aurora Borealis is so beautiful that it can guarantee happy tears in your eyes.

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You will see these secluded houses throughout the country. Adds so much perspective to everything around you. Look at that house, it’s under a cliff formed from lava and gives an impression that rocks will collapse any day.


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If you decide to go hiking in Iceland, you will see these gorgeous valleys and the stream flowing with the freshest water ever.

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Glaciers and glacier lagoons will leave you stunned. We came across this not so popular glacier lagoon and were absolutely amazed to see these huge icebergs on the shore. What a sight and experience!

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On a sunny day, waterfalls make a perfect picnic spot..

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Can we talk about Icelandic horses for a minute? They are the cutest ever and would happily let you pet them.

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Coastal views and peninsulas need no adjectives. You can see birds flying around and black lava sand and some incredible views.


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Drives in Iceland are on another level altogether. On this particular day, it was raining, the clouds were really low and it gave this moody kind of feel to the whole landscape.

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If you see a horse farm, just stop! Go and pet these beautiful creatures.

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Where ever you look, you will see a stunning landscape. No wonder we came back with 2 million photos after a week long trip. haha.

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Iceland has these really cozy wooden cottages which you will see all around and can rent for your stay. These well furnished cottages come with a side of stunning landscape.


Read Also: Staying in cave houses in this stunning location.


 

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Icelandic churches are the prettiest and you will see them all around. There are some stunning black churches as well, but we didn’t get a chance to photograph them.

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This is my favourite of all! We were rushing for restaurant reservation when we passed through a horse farm. Raga couldn’t pull over immediately but he did after a few hundred meters. Thanks to my zoom lens, I was able to capture this shot and a few more of these horses playing and running around the field. What a sight!

Iceland is a photographer’s paradise! You drive down a few kilometres and the landscape completely changes..

So, did our 18 Breathtaking Photos of Raw Iceland compel you to plan a trip soon? If yes, check out our next post on Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice! First Impressions on Iceland

49 thoughts on “18 Breathtaking Photos of Raw Iceland

    1. Wow! 15 years back, Iceland would have been even more even more secluded.. I am sure your trip must have been amazing.. thank you so much for such kind words

  1. Omg those photos are amazing!! 😊 👍Totally agree, we love the horses and lone cottages sandwiched between the rugged landscape. How fortunate of you to have seen the lights, we didn’t see anything… When did you go?

    1. Thank you so much Jolene! We just couldn’t get enough of Iceland and already planning to travel back after a couple of years. We went in mid-March. It was just perfect and the best of both worlds.

      1. Ok thanks… perhaps that’s the best time to go! We are there now, and there’s no lights and snowing almost daily. 🙂

      2. Oh wow! Fingers crossed and hope you are able to see them. Our first few days were bad as well, weather wise. Way too much rain but then we good 2 good clear days towards the end.

      3. The weather is definitely very very fickle in this part of the world… It’s too late for us now and we will have to keep the enigma for next time. Have fun planning your next Icelandic adventure!

      4. Yes, that’s true.. Hope you are able to see them elsewhere. 🙂

  2. That’s brilliant. Iceland has been my dream since God knows when, especially the northern lights. These photos are better than what I imagined!

    1. Thank you so much! We fee really lucky that we were able to travel to Iceland! One of my most favorite countries ever.. hope you are able to travel soon as well

    1. Thank you so much! Iceland is amazing and I would go back in a heart beat! 😊😊

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