We have already been in Iceland during three different seasons – we were only missing the summer – so we finally got there. I can tell you one thing for sure: Icelandic summer is fascinating. Wherever you go – it`s full of colours, plants and animals.
Although, I was focused on wildlife photography (see my last blogpost), I was able to create some landscape scenes.
In terms of the weather we were lucky, again! Like the last three trips, we only had one (actually a half) day with a bit rain, and apart from that there was only nice or sunny weather.
The „setting“ of our journey was quite unusual. Sunset and sunrise happened straight in a row. In my eyes this fact has both advantages and disadvantages.
If it were up to me I´d prefer a sunset and a sunrise with „normal“ daytimes during the Icelandic summer. You would have enough time to give yourself a rest and also to change the place without ruffle or excitement.
But as I mentioned before there are several advantages as well:
- Above all, the photo spots are not overcrowded in those time periods during the night. Especially in the second part of the night you are often all alone.
- Once, you have good light, it stays for a long time and that is a really great experience. For example, it was very helpful during our photo session at the puffin spot (the series will be published soon). This fact enables all new perspectives. There were no other people even at Namafjall, at Godafoss, at the Diamond Beach and at the Geysir.
- Last but not least travelling without darkness is very enjoyable – especially while driving, exploring new areas and while longer excursions.
As often I split the landscape pictures in two parts. Today, I show you several photos of different regions in Iceland. The second part contains 16 pictures of just one night, an eminently and unforgettable night.
Have fun watching the pictures!