Iceland was without a doubt one of the best places we’ve visited. Its vast snow-covered landscapes and natural beauty were vastly different to the usual beaches, mountains and historic cities we’ve been to recently and our whole time there was an adventure!
In this fun and inspiring post, we share our favourite photographs of the natural wonders we visited in Iceland, to inspire you to book your own trip. We visited in February so almost everything was covered in snow, whereas you’ll find luscious green valleys in the summer. Iceland is an all-year-round destination and we’ll definitely be returning.
Without further delay, here are the top reasons why you should visit Iceland in winter, based on our favourite photographs and sites we visited during our trip.
Experience the tranquillity of Thingvellir National Park, where you can scuba dive between continents.
The fierce and stunning waterfall of Gulfoss is a must see.
There’s also the towering waterfalls of the south coast.
OK, there’s lots of amazing waterfalls.
The roads are long, straight and scenic, providing perfect road trip views when it’s not snowing.
Walk the edges of a dormant volcano or the far riskier active volcanoes if you dare.
Capture pictures of yourself with stunning backdrops.
Witness eerie volcanic landscapes that look like battlefield scenes from Braveheart.
And post-apocalyptic style scenery…
Challenge yourself to climb one of the largest glaciers in Europe, amongst icy lakes and mountains.
The unique Reykjavik Hallgrimmskirja church looks even more ominous in winter.
And best of all, the sky is a beautiful array of colours from dawn to dusk and deep into the evening. Aurelia Borealis anyone?
We hope we’ve inspired you to visit Iceland in the winter, for what is sure to be an endless adventure. We fell in love with the snow touched landscapes of the country. Read about our trip and itinerary here or browse our Iceland travel tips guide for essential information on planning your own trip.
If the above isn’t enough to inspire you, check out this awesome video and you’ll be booking flights in no time!