38 photos that will make you want to visit Iceland, like right now!

Iceland had long been on my bucket list and I can hand on heart say that it MASSIVELY over delivered on all my expectations. The varied landscapes, the people, that lava fields, the waterfalls, the geothermal activity, the ruggedness, the midnight sun, the black sand beaches and just the absolute magic of the place. It was seriously like visiting another world or a secret land that’s been lost in time.

It is the perfect destination for all types of travellers, from the adventurers to the road trippers, to the science and history lovers, to the luxury travellers. It has something for everyone and if you didn’t leave in awe then you need to get your eyes checked.

Iceland literally rose up from the ocean and is still forming. There is even an island which recently rose up that no one apart from scientist can visit. It’s a geological hotspot sitting on the cusp of two continents. Because of this, there are more volcanoes than anywhere else and earthquakes are a daily occurrence although not that you would notice. There are so many reminders of the intricate nature of the island with snow-capped volcanoes, glistening glaciers, towering waterfalls, lava tubes, thermal pools, geysers, black sand(!), green mossy lava fields, commanding mountains and rugged basalt coastlines. It just shows that it is an island like no other and certainly very different to the dry paddocks of Australia and the green fields of England that I am used to.

Tourism is a big contributor to the Icelandic economy with over 1.1 million visitors annually(over double the population). Even with that many people visiting you can still feel the untouched elegance of the country. It’s got a rawness that even though you know so many others have been there before you that your almost the first ones to discover it. There will be some sites that are full of other tourists but it never feels too overcrowded. Maybe it’s because everything is so big and vast or maybe it’s because Iceland is still in its tourism boom. I often wondered what it would be like in ten years time and can it still retain its natural charm with even more tourists. We shall just have to see but I really hope so. Iceland is a country everyone should have the opportunity to see.

There will be lots of posts coming soon so keep your eyes peeled but for now here are 38 photos that will make you want to get online and book up your visit. Even looking at these photos I am just not sure they still give Iceland the justice it deserves!

pretty bike in reykjavik - 38 photos to visit Iceland from The Wandering Darlings
Cute find in Reykjavik
Þingvellir waterfall long exposure - 38 photos of iceland from the Wandering darlings
Waterfall in Þingvellir
Church in Reykholt - 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Church in Reykholt
Icelandic Horses from travelling to Iceland
Icelandic Horses
Grass Hut in Þingvellir National Park - 38 Photos to visit Iceland from the wandering darlings
Grass Hut in Þingvellir National Park
Rainbows at Skógafoss long exposure - 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Rainbows at Skógafoss
World famous Reynisfjara with its black sandy beach- 38 photos of iceland from the wandering darlings
World famous Reynisfjara with its black sandy beach
Sólheimajökull- 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings. Humbling landscapes
Such humbling landscapes about to walk over the verge to witness Sólheimajökull in all its glory
Sólheimajökull - 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Sólheimajökull – I could look at this view for hours
Skógafoss waterfall iceland - 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
You always just feel so small in Iceland.  Can you see the person in front of Skógafoss?
The Blue Lagoon Iceland - 38 photos to visit Iceland from The Wandering Darlings
The Blue Lagoon
Blue water, white silica and black volcanic rock at The Blue Lagoon. 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Blue water, white silica and black volcanic rock at The Blue Lagoon
mossy lava fields , 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Mossy lava fields
lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir, 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Lava tunnel Raufarhólshellir
Nature creates the most amazing patterns especially at Reynisfjara, 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Nature creates the most amazing patterns especially at Reynisfjara
Kleifarvatn Lake
Skógafoss on top of waterfall. 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
When visiting Skógafoss make sure you walk up to the top of the waterfall and follow the path for views like this!
Black and white Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik. Photos to visit Iceland from The Wandering Darlings
Hallgrimskirkja in Reykjavik
Moody lakes and black stones beaches at Kleifarvatn
The colours are out of this world.. Overlooking Reynisfjara
The colours are out of this world.. Overlooking Reynisfjara
View in Þingvellir National Park- 38 photos to visit iceland from the Wandering darlings
Þingvellir National Park
 Seljalandsfoss  38 photos to make you visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Seljalandsfoss
Wide open spaces
Different view of Hallgrimskirkja
Different view of Hallgrimskirkja
Views like this around every corner of iceland. visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Views like this around every corner
The Queen of all Waterfalls- Gullfoss. 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
The Queen of all Waterfalls- Gullfoss
Þingvellir - A GOT filiming location 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Þingvellir – A GOT filiming location
open road in iceland. 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Iceland is made for road trips
Muted tones at Kleifarvatn
Sulfur smells at Seltun.
Sulfur smells at Seltun
Behind Seljalandsfoss looking through the waterfall , 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Behind Seljalandsfoss looking through the waterfall
Seljalandsfoss
Seljalandsfoss
Eyjafjallajökull
This bad boy Eyjafjallajökull ruined so many holidays in 2010 but just looks like butter wouldn’t melt here
Geysir Iceland. 38 photos to visit iceland from the wandering darlings
Geysir
Þingvellir National Park
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Borgarnes
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Street Art in Reykjavik
Dressing as a Viking saga centre in Reykjavik. Photos to make you want to visit Iceland.
You can even dress like a Viking at the Saga Centre in Reykjavik

 

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. You have convinced me Melanie, love the photos!!

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    1. Thanks Suze! The pictures really don’t do it justice.

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  2. josypheen says:

    Stunning photos Melanie!!

    I already wanted to go back to Iceland in the summer, so now I am doubly convinced!!

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    1. Thanks Josy! It’s super h a lush country isn’t it! I want to go back in winter now!!

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      1. josypheen says:

        I love that we did it at opposite times of year, and both had the same reaction! ❤

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  3. thebeasley says:

    You are, of course, quite right. Get me to Iceland now! These photos are amazing. Am so very jealous of your trip. Also, I can’t believe an island appeared from nowhere only recently. This planet, is a wonder.

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  4. Such a great collection of photos from a fantastic trip. 😊

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  5. mayuri says:

    These pictures are gorgeous and breathtaking
    I will be visiting Iceland this October! It will be amazing! Thanks for sharing this post

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  6. Stunning! These pictures combined with the Icelandic thunder clap at the world Cup send all the right vibes for a dash to Iceland! Sharing x

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    1. I have devoted this week’s Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs to BUYB and have shared your link! Claire x

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      1. Thank you so much! X

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  7. Emma Grace says:

    The last time I visited I didn’t manage to do much more than Reykjavik, I’m dying to go back and explore the rest of the country! You took some amazing shots!

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  8. Hello! Like many tourists, I want to travel all over Iceland in a circle at the end of summer. Already now I’m looking for cars for rent. Can you tell if there is an opportunity to get a discount for renting a car in Reykjavik?

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