Reykjavik is a truly unique city and one that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Full of extraordinary landscapes, ranging from waterfalls to snowy mountains, you’ll surely have a pleasant (and instagrammable!) holiday to Iceland’s capital city. Explore the Viking history and culture throughout Reykjavik or wander around the capital to catch an eyeful of its colourful buildings and unusual architecture. Also, don’t miss out on an opportunity to get that insta-worthy shot of the breath-taking Northern Lights. Whatever you choose to see and do on your Reykjavik holiday, you’ll no doubt find a fascinating moment worth capturing.
It’s clear to see why Reykjavik is such a popular choice in travel these days. One of its top attractions is the natural occurrence of the Northern Lights. Many people flock to the Nordic countries to catch a glimpse of this natural phenomenon. But, Iceland’s sleek landscapes add to the allure. This is definitely a view worth snapping!
Best places to photograph the Northern Lights:
- Grótta Lighthouse
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A beautiful aurora over the Jökulsárlon glacier lagoon in Iceland’s south! ✨☃️ – This is one of my favourite photography locations, where you can photograph icebergs that have calved off the nearby Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. The icebergs float serenely in the still waters of the lagoon, before drifting out through a small inlet towards the sea. This location is particularly good for shooting the Northern Lights, as it offers a number of incredible foregrounds, which make for fascinating compositions 📸 – Don’t just dream of visiting Iceland for landscape photography in winter. Make it a reality! 🤩🇮🇸 Check out our range of winter photography workshops at the LINK IN MY BIO. – 🌠 MORE INFO: https://iceland-photo-tours.com – #iceland #guidetoiceland #MyStopover
Reykjavik is home to a wide range of architecture and modern buildings. Not only are they wonderful to witness in person, but they make a great instagrammable post too. Discover modern wonders boasting intricate details and shapes during your Reykjavik holiday.
Best architecture to photograph:
- The Sun Voyager
- Landakotskirkja Church
A holiday to Reykjavik offers some of the best surrounding views you’ll ever encounter during a trip abroad. Everywhere you turn, there’s an opportunity to snap an amazing shot. Instagram snowy mountain tops, glistening lakes and ponds or old harbours. Reykjavik is full of unforgettable moments all around!
Best views to photograph:
- The top of Hallgrímskirkja Church
- Tjörnin Pond
- The Perlan viewing platform
On top of the wonderful views you can expect in Reykjavik, there are plenty of insta-worthy sights just outside of the Icelandic capital. We’re talking about amazing geysers, rushing waterfalls and misty geothermal baths. Iceland is the home of natural geological marvels and there’s no doubt that they make an interesting Insta post too!
Best sights to photograph:
- Gullfloss Waterfall
- Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
Icelandic hot dog
Finally, you can’t visit Reykjavik without sampling one of its biggest hits. Hot dogs! Stop off at a hot dog stand and refuel as you taste one of the cities popular street foods. But, before you gobble it all up… snap it and post it!
Best hot dog spots to photograph:
- Baejarins Beztu Pylsur
- Pylsuhusid Hot Dog House
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