Iceland's landscapes look different from every angle and at every time of day. Whether it's a late-morning sunrise in the middle of winter, or the aurora borealis dancing in the skies above a glassy lake, the country produces vistas that make even the most travel-weary adventurers say "wow". The climate can be challenging, but the rewards are plenty – as these photographers from Picfair found out on their Icelandic expeditions. Here are 20 pictures of Iceland that will wow you, too.

Sunset over a glacier

Sunset in IcelandIceland sunset © Martyn Day/Picfair

Lóndrangar cliffs, western Iceland

A windy day at Londrangar cliffs, Iceland.Lóndrangar cliffs © Dominique Dubied/Picfair

The Strokkur geyser, part of the Golden Circle

‘Tourists look on as the amazing Strokkur geyser erupts in front of them in Iceland.’Strokkur geyser from a distance © Emma Sinnett/Picfair

Reykjavík taken from the tower of the Hallgrímskirkja church

‘Reykjavik taken from Hallgrimskirkja.’Reykjavík © John Metcalfe/Picfair

The Northern Lights over the church in Glymur

‘Northern lights over one of the many churches in Iceland.’Glymur church © Noel Coates/Picfair

Morning at Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, Grundarfjörður

‘A wonderful morning at Kirkjufellfoss in Iceland.’Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall © Michael Schwarzmüller/Picfair

Boats in the harbour at Siglufjörður

‘Boat parking at the jetty of the town in Siglufjorour, northern Iceland.’Boat parking at the jetty of Siglufjörður © Jordan Lye/Picfair

The Northern Lights over Grundarfjörður

‘An aurora (northern lights) over the small Icelandic village of Grundarfjörður.’Aurora over Grundarfjörður © James Woodend/Picfair

A windswept Icelandic horse

‘Icelandic Horse (Equus ferus caballus) closeup, staring at camera.’Icelandic horse © Stuart Gray/Picfair

Harpa, the Reykjavík Opera House

‘Harpa, the Reykjavic Opera House.’Harpa © Neil Cherry/Picfair

Kayaking on a glacier lagoon

‘Just sailing on his kayak at the glacier lagoon in Iceland. Beautiful sunset and the scenery is quite serene and peaceful.’Kayaking on the ice lagoon © Jórunn Sjöfn Guðlaugsdóttir/Picfair

Inside Vatnajökull, Europe's largest glacier

‘Standing in the ice cave in on of Iceland’s and Europe’s largest glacier Vatnajokull.’Inside Vatnajökull © Jórunn Sjöfn Guðlaugsdóttir/Picfair

A pink sunset by the glacier lagoon in southeast of Iceland

‘Beautiful pink sunset by the glacier lagoon in south east of Iceland. Ice on fire on the black sandy beach.’Fire and ice © Jórunn Sjöfn Guðlaugsdóttir/Picfair

The black church of Budir

‘The black church of Budir, Iceland.’Budir church © Dominique Dubied/Picfair

Lupine field in the Vatnajokull National Park, southeast Iceland

‘A beautiful purple lupine field in the Vatnajokull National park, south east of Iceland.’Vatnajokull National Park © Jórunn Sjöfn Guðlaugsdóttir/Picfair

An abandoned US Navy aeroplane in southern Iceland

‘Abandoned US Navy airplane in southern Iceland.’Abandoned US Navy plane © dscphoto/Picfair

Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavík

‘Lutherian Church, Reykjavik.’Lutherian church, Reykjavík © Neil Smith/Picfair

Sunset in southern Iceland

‘A couple walking in the desert sand and snow in southern Iceland when the sun is about to set.’Walking the Sunset © Jórunn Sjöfn Guðlaugsdóttir/Picfair

Háifoss waterfall, Iceland's second highest waterfall

‘Standing on the edge of a high cliff facing Iceland’s second highest waterfall, Haifoss waterfall.’Háifoss waterfall © Jórunn Sjöfn Guðlaugsdóttir/Picfair

Snæfellsnes, western Iceland

‘Snow capped mountains on Iceland catching the last evening sun. Snaefellsnes, Iceland.’Snæfellsnes © Michiel Mulder/Picfair

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