Iceland - The magical south
July 9th, 2016
I just came back from a great trip to Iceland. I guess it's been a while since the island in the north of the Atlantic Ocean was an insider tip. Some of the highlights are pretty crowded and more and more people from all over the world come to see the rough beauty of this spectacular island. The landscape is shaped by the power of the elements. Fire, ice, storms and the ocean are building a unique masterpiece and though I just mentioned the crowds at some spots, one can easily avoid them. Just go there in the evening or at night, stop next to the road or explore the highlands!
The trip was focused on the southern part of Iceland. Many of the well known highlights can be reached within a few hours of driving. Some of the tallest waterfalls in Europe, the largest glacier of Europe, volcanoes, fields of lava or a Geysir can be found in the area. Not enough? What about the desert like highlands, the colorful mountains of Landmannalauger, the glacier lagoon Jökulsarlon, the geothermal sources, the breeding puffins, the Icelandic horses, the ever chancing weather or the midnight sun...
Iceland is a wonderful place to be, even more if you are into photography. I'm pretty sure it won't take too much time for me to be back on the island to chase the light again.