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Best Iceland Photography Spots and Tips

Iceland has become a very popular country thanks to its gorgeous and diverse landscapes. It’s also a challenging place because of its popularity.

This can make your Iceland photos look unoriginal and its harsh weather conditions can slow down your journey.

Here are the best Iceland photography spots and tips to make your photos stand out without turning yourself into a frozen statue.

Travel Far to Find Secret Places

Iceland is popular for travel photographers all the time. It can be difficult to take original photos of the same locations.

You can solve this problem by looking for unique places on your own. Feel free to take a few photos of popular Iceland destinations, but don’t stop there.

The gems you discover on your own will look stunning in your pictures.

You can also ask locals for location tips. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and discover hidden gems at the same time.

Take Photos From Your Window to Capture as Much of Iceland as Possible

Iceland has thousands of beautiful locations. Even if you can’t stop at every spot, you can still take eye-catching photos directly from your car window.

Make sure your shutter speed is fast so that your photos are as sharp as possible.

Don’t be afraid of getting creative like the photographer in the image above!

Use a Large ISO to Make up for the Gloominess

Iceland is pretty cold all year round. This means you’ll have to deal with a lot of gloomy clouds during your trip.

To make up for the lack of light, use an ISO that’s a little higher than your average ISO.

This will be enough to take bright, sharp photos of people and landscapes.

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall

Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is located in the South Coast of Iceland. It’s one of the most famous waterfalls in the country.

It’s completely surrounded by a pathway, so you can photograph the waterfall from any angle you want. You might even come across a few caverns.

You can also take sharp photos of it at night thanks to the floodlights placed in the location.

Diamond Beach

While you won’t find actual diamonds on Diamond Beach, you’ll definitely find pieces of ice that resemble them.

The beach itself is black. You’ll be able to take detailed photos of the ice against a dark background.

Diamond beach also features wildlife, such as orcas and seals. These are perfect subjects for animal photos.

Gullfoss Falls

Another famous waterfall, Gullfoss means Golden Falls. In the summer, all the water creates a golden light effect. This is perfect for dreamy photography enthusiasts.

From where you stand, you’ll be able to see Gullfoss from above. This will create the illusion of water falling into the depths of the earth.

An angle like this is perfect for conceptual and surreal landscape shots.