Wondering what Iceland looks like in winter? It’s rugged and wild and incredibly beautiful – just take a look at my Iceland photo diary!
Even though I had seen countless photos of Iceland on Instagram, I was instantly blown away by the country’s rough beauty when I first time visited during the summer of 2016. It was lush and green and filled with rugged peaks, tall cliffs, powerful waterfalls and black lava.
Ever since I’ve been eager to go back. I’ve been eager to see the country under other conditions, to explore further and take more photos. In January, my mum and I finally embarked on a winter journey to Iceland.
Safe to say, it was a different view that met me upon arrival. White wonderlands as far as the eye can see, thick layers of snow and frozen waterfalls – the green and black colours had been replaced with white, and while I didn’t think Iceland could get more beautiful, I was wrong!
They say a photo can tell a thousand words, but not in Iceland in winter. No photo will ever do the painted mountains, the frozen waterfalls, the striking geysers and the endless landscapes covered in thick layers of snow justice. I sincerely hope these 46 photos will give you some sense of the land of ice and fire’s otherworldly beauty and convince you that Iceland is far from a summer destination only.
The Snæfellsnes Peninsula
Búðir Church Ι Djúpalónssandur Black Beach Ι Kirkjufell Mountain
Westfjords Ι Skagafjörður Ι Varmahlíð
Goðafoss Waterfall Ι Lake Mývatn Ι Hverfjall Crater
Seyðisfjörður Ι Hengifoss Waterfall Ι Stokksnes Ι Vatnajókull Glacier Ι Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Reynisfjara Black Beach Ι Dyrhólaey Ι Sólheimajökull Glacier Ι Skógafoss Waterfall Ι Seljalandfoss Waterfall
The Golden Circle
Gullfoss Waterfall Ι Geysir Geothermal Park Ι Þingvellir National Park
Hopefully, I’ve made you a little excited to visit Iceland in winter! For more inspiration, take a look at these 10 incredible Iceland winter attractions. If you are already inspired but need a little practical advice, check out these 18 essential Iceland winter tips.
Or simply peruse my other Iceland articles.
Alternatively, if you are a fan of the Nordics, read my green city guide to Copenhagen.
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