Our trip to Iceland may have been a couple of months ago, but it’s still very fresh in my mind. I’m still processing all of the memories in my head, and we miss it every day. The entire country is especially beautiful (and photogenic), but there are a few spots that make for great instagram photos, so today I’m sharing my favorite instagram spots in Iceland.
The Blue Lagoon
I feel like this is an obvious but very necessary addition to the list. Not only is this place relaxing and magical, it photographs wonderfully.
Church Tower at Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík
360° views of downtown Reykjavík.
Hallgrímstorg 101, Reykjavík, Iceland
Mineral Pool below the Ion Adventure Hotel
The architectural detail in the building surrounding this pool is natural and the view is near unbeatabale.
Nesjavellir, 801, Iceland
A bright red crater lake near the Golden Circle. You can hike around the rim, or hike to the bottom.
Large volume, stunning waterfall in Southern Iceland. Photograph from the bottom or hike to the top for a different view.
Beautiful glacier-cut canyons that allow you to photograph from below, or above.
Unnamed Road, Iceland, 63.771207, -18.171663
The Red Chair
This wonderful bright red chair is bolted down to some rocks in the middle of nowhere. Seriously.
Þjóðvegur, Iceland, 64.341729, -14.928522
Highway 92 to Neskaupstaður
This highway traverses a large mountain, then goes through a one-lane tunnel and emerges into a winding road much-like the one Walter Mitty skateboarded down (that actual road is a couple fjords over).
Highway 92, Iceland
The Church of Akureyri
The architectural lines of this are strong and it sits atop a hill overlooking the small town of Akureyri.
Eyrarlandsvegur, 600 Akureyri, Iceland
Highway 56 on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Driving through this area surrounded by detailed and colorful volcanic mountains felt like driving through mars.
Highway 56, Iceland
The coastline at Arnarstapi and Hellnar
Rugged and softened by moss, this lava-field coastline includes plenty of interesting shapes and silhouettes for photos, including an arch in Hellnar.
If you missed my guide to doing a road trip around ring road in Iceland, you should definitely check it out!