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Why you should visit Iceland in winter – Our favourite photos

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.

Thingvellir National Park Iceland

Thingvellir National Park Iceland - small church

 

The fierce and stunning waterfall of Gulfoss is a must see.

Gulfoss Waterfall IcelandGulfoss Waterfall close-up

 

There’s also the towering waterfalls of the south coast.

Iceland Skogafoss Waterfall

 

OK, there’s lots of amazing waterfalls.

Iceland South Coast waterfalls

 

The roads are long, straight and scenic, providing perfect road trip views when it’s not snowing.

Iceland winter road trip

 

Walk the edges of a dormant volcano or the far riskier active volcanoes if you dare.

Kerid Volcanic Crater

 

Capture pictures of yourself with stunning backdrops.

Iceland Volcanic Backdrop

 

Witness eerie volcanic landscapes that look like battlefield scenes from Braveheart.

Iceland thermal landscapeIceland Strokkur Geyser

 

And post-apocalyptic style scenery…

Amazing Iceland landscape

 

Challenge yourself to climb one of the largest glaciers in Europe, amongst icy lakes and mountains.

Solheimajokull Glacier

Solheimajokull Glacier trek

 

The unique Reykjavik Hallgrimmskirja church looks even more ominous in winter.

Hallgrimmskirja church 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?

Iceland sunrise

Iceland Northern Lights

 

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!

 

 


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