20 Amazing Photos of Iceland

The name Iceland conjures up many images: ice, for one, and a climate characterized by the country’s proximity to the Arctic circle; volcanic activity, which stole headlines and grounded planes when the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010; and a long list of amazing natural phenomena including glaciers, geysers, geothermal pools, and sometimes the Northern Lights. When we imagine Iceland, perhaps we see the long days of Summer sunlight and Winter darkness that typify such Northern countries. Perhaps we experience the quiet that must overwhelm the geographically remote, least dense nation in Europe. Or, perhaps, we hear the often eerie music produced by renowned Icelandic artists such as Bjork and Sigur Ros.

No matter what, there is undoubtedly a mysterious and seductive aura surrounding Iceland that is brought on by its stunning – and sometimes terrifying – natural wonders. The twenty photographs below capture Iceland in all its guises and seasons. They show the many sides to its personality, from the ice queen it may be in Winter, to the blossoms it may yield in Spring. In every season, and in every image, there is an undeniable beauty, expansiveness and sense of awe, the combination of which has the ability to inspire artists of all mediums.

Emily Fox is a contributing writer for Creativeoverflow, also works for website builder Wix.com - a free web platform that lets people create quality Flash websites without having to use code.

15 Comments
  1. Reply Ide bagus March 18, 2011 at 5:32 AM

    Nice picture.. Tanks

  2. Reply Atulperx March 19, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    Hey it is a nice roundup and 10th and 15th very much .

  3. Reply E-Books March 25, 2011 at 8:45 AM

    Amazing pics, amazing country.
    Wish me be here :-)

  4. Reply Robert April 1, 2011 at 11:07 AM

    Wow!! perfectly captured.. i love nature, thanks
    for sharing..

  5. Reply Anthony April 3, 2011 at 11:33 AM

    Excellent Collection, Great site :D:D

  6. Reply Nitin April 12, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Really Amazing…..Good Quality pictures….

  7. Reply vinayak ahire April 27, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    amezing photos of nature, beautiful , awasome;

  8. Reply Sea Breeze Travels May 2, 2011 at 3:37 PM

    All photos are really amazing we can use it as wallpaper. thank you so much :)

  9. Reply Cheap Travel and Tours July 4, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    nice picture collection

  10. Reply Foxychick Nakoolak February 23, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    sweeeeeet! ; ; ; ;; hohohoh

  11. Reply shampa jana August 2, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    really wonderfull pics..

  12. Reply faraz November 9, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    Veryyyyyyyyy nice imagne how much heaven will.be beautifull Allah made this.world.sooo beautifull what about heaven.then thinkkkkkkklkkkk about.it guys. SubhanAllah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Reply Jane Nemec December 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    I was just given a new book called “Two in one” with images from Iceland and they are simply stunning! I want to go there. The photographer is Svverrir Björnsson and the book can be seen here: http://twoinone.is/ . Fantastic photos!

  14. Reply varalakshmisaran May 21, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    Good.

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