25 Photos That Make Me Want to Return to Iceland

I first visited Iceland in 2012 and was so blown away by the landscape and culture shaped by nature that I vowed to return.  It didn’t take long, enjoying my second visit in September of this year.  It’s a location that gets under your skin, it’s a location where nature makes the rules, providing unexpected […]

Highlights of Iceland: Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon

Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon was the location of my first ever iceberg sighting. I still remember that “wow factor” moment that overshadowed the waterfalls, geysers, black sand beaches, glacial mountains and volcanic landscape that had already convinced me Iceland was one of the most beautiful places in the world. But that was nearly three years ago […]

Highlights of Iceland: Gullfoss Waterfall

I heard it before I saw it: a thunderous crash of water providing background music to one of Iceland’s most beautiful waterfalls. I followed the sound towards a mist in the distance, an intriguing invitation to come closer. And then I saw it: a spectacular multi cascade of water flowing from Iceland’s second largest glacier, […]

Timelapse: A Four Minute Journey through Iceland

Iceland: a landscape and culture shaped by nature, an appealing destination for outdoor enthusiasts, a photographer’s playground – and an attractive training ground for my new GoPro. As I count down towards my upcoming return to Antarctica and a photography-focused month in Patagonia and north-east Argentina, I’ve been thinking about adding a GoPro to my […]

Bardarbunga Volcano Lights Up the Sky at Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland

When the Bárðarbunga volcano started erupting two weeks before I was due to fly to Iceland, I instantly feared the worst: a selfish panic that my flight and holiday might be cancelled. But not only did I arrive without delay, the erupting volcano provided one of the most unexpected and incredible sightings of my trip. […]

Dancing Skies: Northern Lights at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

“Time feels as frozen as the icebergs floating on the glacier lagoon in front of me.  My mind has stopped wandering, incapable of focusing on anything but the moment I am in.  My eyes are fixated on a sky that has transformed into a kaleidoscope of colours.  It’s the Northern Lights – and it’s an […]

Postcard from Iceland

Hello from Iceland, a country I first visited in 2012 and left vowing to return.  I’ve just finished a week of photographing locations in the south and east part of this diverse and incredibly beautiful country and I’m already dreaming of my next return visit. The wind and rain that challenged some photography locations was […]

Travel Ideas: J is for…Jokulsarlon Lagoon (Iceland)

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge, an initiative that invites bloggers to post an alphabet-themed post every day (excluding Sundays) during the month of April.  As part of this challenge, I’ll be sharing my experience of a destination or activity to help inspire your TRAVEL BUCKET LIST, in addition to an item that still remains on […]

Photo of the Week: Reflections of Iceland

With just a couple of days left until I start heading south towards my dream trip to Antarctica, my mind has been wandering back to my visit earlier in the year to Iceland, a destination I recently rated as my top travel highlight of 2012. This week’s photo is from Jokulsarlon Lagoon, one of my […]

Photo Story: 2012 Travel Highlights

As the end of 2012 approaches, the annual reflection activities start to resurface as people count down their favourite TV shows, sporting moments, number one songs, travel destinations, favourite movies, top  games…the list goes on. “When you can’t beat them, join them.”  As I shared my travel experiences with friends and family throughout this year, […]

Photo of the Week: Sunset on the Ice

With just over a month to go until I head to Antarctica, I am currently obsessed with all things icy.  Reflecting on my first Icelandic experience early this year is helping build upon an already insane sense of excitement at the thought of heading south. Sunset at Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon in south east Iceland was […]

PHOTO GALLERY: Greenland Huskies

I came across these strong and powerful dogs on the way back from an adrenalin-fuelled afternoon snowmobiling on a glacier in Iceland.  We made a short stop to say hello to the beautiful animals who were in a playful and friendly mood as they waited for other members of their pack to return from carting […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Greenland Huskies

As I continue the countdown towards my dream trip to Antarctica later in the year (71 days to go!) and start practising with my new 100-400mm lens, my mind has been floating back to the amazing wildlife I’ve seen in other parts of the world. I came across these Greenland Huskies by accident in Iceland, […]

PHOTO STORY: A Day At The Beach…in Iceland

Iceland is a photographer’s dream and I had already been treated to some of the best the great outdoors can provide in my first few days in the country – waterfalls, volcanos and glaciers, lava covered countryside, wild beaches, geysirs, and so much more.  I had just reached the Jolkulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and was mesmerised […]

PHOTO STORY: Ice, Ice, Ice – Jokulsarlon, Iceland

Iceland has always been on my bucket list and it finally moved from the list of ‘places to see’ to ‘places I’ve been’ earlier this year.  Heading to Iceland in May before the peak tourist season rewarded me with relative solitude and four-seasons-in-a-day weather that saw me repeating the local phrase ‘if you don’t like the weather in […]

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Ice, Ice, Baby

This week I came a step closer to fulfilling one of my biggest travel dreams, when I booked an expedition cruise to Antarticta.  In keeping with the theme of “ice, ice, baby” this week’s photo is one I recently took at Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Icelend.

(ICELAND) Memorable Moments of Insignificance

My next three days in Iceland would see me join a photographer in a trip that was designed to explore Iceland beyond the day trip extensions of Reykjavik, pick up some landscape photography tips and capture Iceland best I could with my camera.

(ICELAND) “That” Volcano

“That” Volcano There are many day trips possible from Reykjavik and there are a number of coach trips available to transport you (along with a busload of other tourists) from photo stop to photo stop.  When planning my trip I knew my budget had to stretch far enough to avoid one of my travel nightmares […]

(ICELAND) Destination Iceland

Iceland has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent years.  Volcanic ash from the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in spring 2010 caused travel chaos across the skies of Europe.  Grounded travellers had unplanned holiday extensions and a legitimate reason for not turning up to work, whilst trains, cars and ferries faced their […]