Klifbrekkufossar is an incredible series of waterfalls in Iceland's East Fjords.
Puffin in Eastern Iceland
Borgarfjörður in eastern Iceland is the safest and easiest place to see these clumsy little birds.
Anxious anticipation. After a long and overcast day, you desperately hope that the sun will reveal itself in dramatic fashion. Just before midnight, those golden rays lit up the coast of Akranes.
Hanging over a railing instead of leaning over a crumbling cliff is one way to avoid winning a Darwin award. This viewing platform is about 300 feet from the canyon floor.
Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyon, Iceland
Beautiful evening light painting a distant mountain range.
Borgarfjörður eystri, Iceland
Snæfellsnes Sunset. After a wind of rain and high winds, the sun broke through the clouds just before midnight. North coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula, near the town of Grundarfjörður.
Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
View to the east from Dyrhólaey – a small peninsula with picturesque views of Iceland's south coast. Miles of black sand beach and crashing waves provide a watercolour effect to this scene.
Midnight sunset at Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. I couldn't ask for better weather.
Geirsstaðakirkja. This turf church was completed in 2001 and is a replica of the church that stood on this spot over a 1,000 years ago.
A coastal sunset just east of Ólafsvík on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. I love the lines in the sand where the tide went out earlier in the day.
The green algae on these rocks, set against the black lava, really draw the eye.
Skarðsvík Beach, Iceland
The "waterfall of the gods" in northeastern Iceland has a 40-foot drop and spans about 100 feet. Like many of the waterfalls in Iceland, there aren't rails and fences allowing you to get up close to the action.
The simplicity of this landscape reminded me of the iconic work of Lawren Harris – famous for his Canadian landscape paintings.
This is the largest waterfall in Iceland and the most powerful in Europe – 330 feet wide with a drop of 144 feet.
Hvítserkur is a 15 m high basalt stack along the eastern shore of the Vatnsnes peninsula, in northwest Iceland. The rock has two holes at the base, which give it the appearance of a dragon (or terrier) who is drinking.
Vatnsnes Peninsula, Iceland
Skógafoss is one of the nicest waterfalls in Iceland which means a lot of tourists (and long delays waiting for people to get out of my frame). I gave up waiting and found that I like this particular photo. It gives a sense of scale to this 60 metre (196 feet) waterfall.
Texture and Light
The sweeping fjords and late afternoon light provide endless shooting possibilities in the Westfjords
In the Eastfjords the end of the rainbow leads to Seyðisfjörður Kirkjan.
Horse at Sunset
Lone horse at sunset on the north shore of the Snæfellsnes peninsula in western Iceland.
Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland
Reynisdrangar – basalt sea stacks situated near the village Vík í Mýrdal, southern Iceland.
Selfoss is a waterfall on the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum in the north of Iceland.
Beautiful light after a midnight sunset in the Westfjords.
Waterfall and Kirkjufell mountain (463m). It is located on the north coast of Iceland's Snæfellsnes peninsula.
An abandoned cabin near the village of Bíldudalur in Iceland's Westfjords region.
Midnight sunset on Jökulsá á Fjöllum – a glacial river in northern Iceland.
Jökulsá á Fjöllum, Iceland
The sea arch at Dyrhólaey, Iceland reminds me of Percé Rock in the Gaspé.
It's a 2.5 km hike up to Hengifoss – the third highest waterfall in Iceland at 128 m (420 ft).
Further down the Hengifossá River is Litlanesfoss with its tall basalt columns. In the background is Hengifoss.
The Icelandic countryside is dotted with churches like this one, located on the east coast of Eyjafjörður fjord.
Gullfoss (Golden Waterfall) is an popular waterfall in southwest Iceland on the Hvítá River. It has two drops for a total height of 32 metres.
Jökulsárlón is a glacial lagoon in southeastern Iceland, teeming with icebergs.
A beautiful waterfall in southeast Iceland. Fagrifoss is 80 meters high and is in the river Geirlandsá. Access to the waterfall requires the crossing of a river ford, for which a 4x4 vehicle is needed.
After a long day of shooting, the sun was coming up at 3:20am. It lit up Bláfjall mountain with such amazing colour that I hit the brakes, again. I pulled over, set up my tripod, and took my final photo for the day.
Black Beach in Vik
Black basalt sand beach with a small church in the background.
A waterfall on route 955 just west of Vattarnes in the Eastfjords.
Puffins nest on the Látrabjarg bird cliffs in the Westfjords – the western tip of Iceland. 14km of bird cliffs (1,400 feet high) are home to millions of puffins, guillemots, razorbills, and gannets.
The beautiful long mane of this horse reminded me of a 60s style hairdo.
Icebergs from Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon flow out to sea and end up on Diamond Beach. The black basalt sand contrasts nicely with the clear glacial ice. I spent a few hours just sitting here, soaking it in.
Diamond Beach, Iceland
Glacier in the back, wooly willow flowers in the front.
One of many smaller waterfalls above Skógáfoss.
Clothes on the Line
The wind never stops blowing in Iceland.
Goðafoss is another spectacular waterfall in the northeastern region of Iceland. The river Skjálfandafljót falls from a height of 12 meters over a width of 30 meters.
Horses grazing in a field near Varmahlíð.
Queen of the Icelandic Mountains
Herðubreið is often referred to as "the queen of the Icelandic mountains". Herðubreið is a table mountain that is 1,682 metres in height. This was one of those magical moments where the light came together perfectly.
The view from the rim of Krafla Crater in Northern Iceland. Yes, the water inside of this 300m wide crater really is a vibrant turquoise colour and the photo isn't over-processed.
An isolated red house, dwarfed by a sweeping mountainside.
Another waterfall on Route 93 just outside of Seydisfjordur.
Lupines and Mountains
Fields of lupines and mountains.
Even with a long exposure this waterfall moves with ferocity on the edge of the Ring Road. In the distance, a gentler waterfall meanders down the mountainside.
Reyniskirkja is a typical Icelandic church – white with a red spire and red roof. Located near the town of Vik.