A land full of bubbling hot springs, frozen glaciers and striking fjords, Iceland is a photographer's dream. There are lush green fields, barren landscapes and towering mountains and volcanoes to be discovered, and the hiking is some of the best in the world. See if these incredible photos of Iceland convince you to fly north...

Crater at Askja

Crater at Askja, Iceland

Dettifoss river, Jökulsárgljúfur National Park

Dettifoss river, Joekulsargljufur National Park, Iceland

Kverkfjoll ice caves

Kverkfjoll ice caves, Iceland

Sprengisandur route

Sprengisandur route, Iceland

Aldeyjarfoss, Sprengisandur

Aldeyjarfoss, Sprengisandur Iceland

Puffins at Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands)

Puffins, Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands), Iceland

Arctic fox

Arctic fox, Iceland

Skaftafellsjokull, Skaftafell National Park

Skaftafellsjokull, Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

Latrabjarg, West Fjords

Latrabjarg, West Fjords, Iceland

Whale breaching at Husavik

Humpback whale breaching, Husavik, Iceland

Dettifoss Waterfall, Jökulsárgljúfur National Park

Dettifoss Waterfall, Jokulsargljufur National Park Iceland

Skaftafellsjokull glacier, Skaftafell National Park

Skaftafellsjokull glacier, Skaftafell National Park, Iceland

Dynjandisvogur, West Fjords

Dynjandisvogur in Westfjords Iceland

Lake Mývatn

Lake Myvatn, Iceland

The colourful mountains of Lonsoraefi

blue and violet coloured mountains Lonsoraefi, Iceland

Icelandic horses, Oxnadalur Valley

Icelandic Horses in Oxnadalur Valley, Iceland

Strokkur Geyser

Strokkur Geyser, Iceland

Hiking in Landmannalaugar

Colourful mountains of Landmannalaugar, Iceland

Northern Lights, Jokulsarlon

Northern Lights, Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Fishing town Siglufjordur

Fishing town Siglufjordur, Iceland


Reykjavik, Iceland

Sunset in Breioavik

Sunset in Breioavik, Iceland

A woman walks her dog in the mountains

Young woman with her dog Iceland

The Blue Lagoon thermal spa

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa

Seals at Jökulsárlón

Seals, Jokulsarlon, Iceland


Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland

Landmannalaugar, Fjallabak Nature Reserve

Landmannalaugar, Fjallabak Nature Reserve, Iceland, Europe

Eyjafjordur fjord

Eyjafjordur fjord, Iceland, Europe

Gullfoss Waterfall

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Icelandic Fisherman

Icelandic Fisherman

Explore more of Iceland with the Rough Guide to Iceland. Book hostels for your trip, and don't forget to purchase travel insurance before you go.