My trip to Iceland was a visual wonder…from the brightly painted buildings to the mountains to the people and their history. But while so many people do the Ring Road or stay close to Reykjavik, I went east to the less visited side of the island where the people, their ponies and, especially, their scenery, provide an amazing journey for a visitor. Below is a selection of my images, a few of them shot not with my full size interchangeable lens camera but with my cell phone.
In Your Bucket Because
- You want to see a part of Iceland most folks don’t.
- You love nature and the outdoors and can do without pounding nightlife.
- It’s a great way to meet the locals and learn their history.
The height of tourist season is July and August, though people do visit Iceland year round.
Activities in summer focus on the out-of-doors with trips to glaciers, waterfalls and riding stables. Activities in winter turn to festivals, watching northern lights and exploring the snowy landscape.