Favorite Instagram Spots in Iceland

Mossy lava field near Grindavik, Iceland

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.
Grindavik, Iceland

Reykjavik from above.
Church Tower at Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík
360° views of downtown Reykjavík.
Hallgrímstorg 101, Reykjavík, Iceland

Mineral Pool at Ion Adventure Hotel
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

Kerið Crater Lake in Iceland

A bright red crater lake near the Golden Circle. You can hike around the rim, or hike to the bottom.

Biskupstungnabraut, Iceland

Skógafoss Waterfall
Large volume, stunning waterfall in Southern Iceland. Photograph from the bottom or hike to the top for a different view.
Skogarfoss, Iceland

Fjaðrárgljúfur Canyons, part of a guide to driving Ring Road in Iceland

Beautiful glacier-cut canyons that allow you to photograph from below, or above.
Unnamed Road, Iceland, 63.771207, -18.171663

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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

Windy road down an Icelandic Fjord.
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

Church of Akureyri in Akureyri, 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.
Arnarstapi, Iceland


If you missed my guide to doing a road trip around ring road in Iceland, you should definitely check it out!

11 thoughts on “Favorite Instagram Spots in Iceland

  1. These photos are gorgeous and scream Insta snaps. The red chair in the middle of nowhere, that is breathtaking. So many gems.

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  3. Hej Jessica! 🙂 Vad rolig! I just purchased those same Ugg snow boots to use as a “city” snow boot as I travel through Norway/ Finland this January (and hopefully I can even use them in the northern areas we visit… if the snow isnt too deep where we explore)! Was nice to see you wearing them because I can see how careful you are about choosing functional, yet stylish pieces, which I have been admiring since I found your blog several years ago! That has been my goal as well as I travel with only a carry on or carry-on approved backpack. Great photos of Iceland as well! I adore it there…I spent 10 days there visiting some Icelandic friend of mine last autumn, in 2014. Hands down the best 10 days of my life so far! 😉

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