Wild Places

The Art of Landscape and Travel Photography

Iceland in Winter

In February I went on another photography trip together with my friend Philippe. We had planned to go to Croatia to do some winter landscape shooting at the Plitvice lakes. But since the temperatures there were constantly above +10°C my hope for snow covered trees and frozen waterfalls literally melted away.

We therefore changed our plans and instead went for one week to Iceland.

This was my fourth trip to Iceland but my first one in wintertime.

All my images were shot with my Nikon D800E. I carried and used four lenses on this trip: Zeiss 2,8/15mm, Zeiss 2,8/21mm, Zeiss 1,4/50mm and Sigma 2,8/15mm FE.

I always wanted to visit some of the lovely Icecaves and for safety reasons this is only possible in wintertime:

Icecave

In addition we were shooting at the south coast near Dyrhólaey:

Dyrhólaey

Waterfall near Seljalandsfoss

And at Jökulsárlón:

Jökulsarlon

Jökulsarlon

Jökulsarlon

Jökulsarlon

Jökulsarlon

Jökulsarlon

Jökulsarlon

Jökulsarlon

Jökulsarlon

Finally we went to Gullfoss, Geysir and the Silfra crack in the Þingvellir national park:

Gullfoss

Geysir Strokkur

Silfra

Silfra

Some more fresh snow would have been nice but otherwise it was a great trip.

I put 36 new images from this trip in my Iceland gallery.

2 Responses to “Iceland in Winter”

  1. treesshrubs

    Just amazing !!!! Beautiful compositions of a striking landscape …….the ice images are breathtaking. : )) Trees

    Reply

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