My husband and I have wanted to go to Iceland for many years now, and we finally planned a trip to the island of fire and ice. We started our trip in Reykjavík and drove every which way from there. We didn't make it to the North this time, but we were able to see most of the west and south. After being in Iceland for a week we took a little flight over to the Faroe Islands and stayed there for 4 days. Wow, what a trip!! Iceland is the most amazing place I have ever been to and I loved every minute of it. Since we have been back, I literally have thought about Iceland every single day. Obsessed? YES!!
My husband is quite the landscape photographer too, and if you wanted to check out some of what he captured, here is a link to his Instagram
xoxo - Carson
The lupine fields in Iceland were in full bloom in June, and I was so giddy to walk around them and of course take pictures of them. The shades of purple and periwinkle are stunning. Every time we would drive by these fields I would think how amazing a bride and groom would look in them (if anyone is getting married in Iceland in June (or any time)...please pick me to be your photographer!!)
Before coming to Iceland I had visions in my head of these macro shots for the ice on the black beaches, and they did not disappoint! I love how abstract the ice looks and the contrast...AH-MAZING! I could have stayed on this beach forever. It was pretty powerful seeing these huge icebergs breaking off of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and floating around Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. Then seeing the ocean break down the ice and wash them up on the shore, wow. Nature is so breathtaking and this was a moment I will never forget.
If you can't tell by now, I am a lover of macro shots. A tight, compact, crisp shot...what my dreams are made of! These are taken all over Iceland.
Lastly the Faroe Islands. A beautifully remote group of islands that are harsh and delicate all at the same time. You won't find much tourism here, but my husband and I had to go since they were so close to Iceland. The Faroese people are known for their fishing (and whaling), so stumbling across all of these small towns was such a treat.