Anyone know how to pronounce Hallgrimskirkja? 🤣 It took me three trips to Reykjavik to actually go to the top of the big church. I’m more into random funny adventures when travelling, so normal sightseeing isn’t my best skill 😬, but it turns out this view is not be missed. Reykjavik from the sky is so beautiful and super cute cause it looks like one of those miniature towns that’s too perfect to be true. Swipe to see! @icelandnatural#IcelandNaturally *hosted
Skogafoss Waterfalls, my 2nd stop in Iceland. I always thought why these waterfalls were so famous as it was just another waterfall in a country which has more than 1000s of them but my mind got completely blown off when I saw it and stood infront of it. The sheer size of the falls made me feel so small standing infront of it and how small are we compared to nature.
Iceland. What can I say? There is so much that will be left unsaid. My gosh. I can’t describe the feelings in my heart as I look back on the place that opened my eyes to the rest of the world. One day, I will be back. But for now, I will just say “Until we meet again“. ❤️🇮🇸
Iceland The Series: Rock, Episode 2
Imagine a volcano erupt for a whole year straight. Disease, crop failure and disaster would follow. In 1783, this actually happened in Iceland and a 565km2 lava field, known as the Eldhraun came to existence. It is believed that the ashes blocking the sunlight may have caused so much crop failures in Europe it sparked the French Revolution. Now after decades, the fertile lava has been overgrown by moss so delicate and fragile, it would take years to recover if you step on it. I was really enjoying this out-of-this-world kind of landscape. It was like we were walking on Mars.
✈🇮🇸___ L'altra volta vi ho mostrato la parte superiore della cascata, quella che si può vedere da vicino percorrendo un sentiero che la costeggia (a sinistra, nella foto, potete vedere il punto da cui avevo scattato la foto precedente). D'inverno, con la neve ed il terreno ghiacciato, quel sentiero non è percorribile perché non sarebbe sicuro. Così come non si possono fare altre cose che vi dirò man mano. Ecco perché penso che il periodo migliore per visitare l'Islanda come prima volta sia ottobre/novembre. Dopo la prima volta poi si può anche pensare di tornarci d'inverno per vederla con la neve e pregare che non ci cada il naso per il freddo 😍😂 ⠀
Intanto vi lascio la foto in cui si vede tutta la maestosità della Gullfoss, niente male no? ⠀
🇬🇧___ Last time I showed you the upper part of the waterfall, the one you can see up close along a path that skirts it (on the left, in the photo, you can see the point from which I took the previous photo). In winter, with snow and in frozen ground, that path is not passable because it would not be safe. That's why I think the best time to visit Iceland as a first time is October / November. Meanwhile, this is the photo where you can see all the majesty of the Gullfoss, not bad right?⠀
The importance of being yourself, specially in landscape photography! With @oli.szoke / "Living in Stuttgart, Germany, has one big advantage: Reaching the German or Austrian alps within 2 hours by car! This area certainly motivated me to go outdoors and inspired me to dive deeper into photography. As my passion for photography grew, I began to experiment with new angles, perspectives and hiking routines... As a result, one day I found myself at the top of Pico do Arieiro, one of the highest mountains in Madeira. The effort and the fatigue to witness the sunrise up there were significant. Yet, the experience was totally worth it. At that moment, the landscape photographer within me was born.
Since then, I went on photo trips almost every weekend in order to keep growing as an artist. Nowadays I work as a Director of Photography in Film and my aim is to put spirit into my photos, to tell a story and to evoke a mood or feeling.
I try to always keep my goal in mind and remember why I am a landscape photographer, a creator of visual art and adventurer. Exploring nature and finding quiet places full of beauty and without tourists is the best. The most important thing I need is my creativity, and of course my camera. There is also perseverance and motivation though, because hiking with a backpack full of camera gear, food and warm clothes isn’t always easy. As a landscape photographer, you need to learn how to go about a couple of inconvenient circumstances and step out of your comfort zone sometimes to achieve that stunning photo, taken from a surprising perspective and having this magical touch after editing: Dreaminess, this is the feeling I want to convey.
At the end, I guess it’s the most important that you have the right motivation for what you are doing, and for me this always lays in oneself. Finding inspiration elsewhere is fine, but always apply your talent, your personal creativity, your fascination for nature and your adventurous mindset, whether it’s about traveling to places, shooting from certain angles or about editing the photo to give it that extra dimension!” You can find @oli.szoke's original story visiting the link in the bio! A must read!
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Looking through old photos on my phone brings back so many good memories 🇮🇸 Here’s a shot of Skogafoss, the most powerful waterfall I’ve seen!
Do you ever have this feeling like the adventure is just about to happen?... Tingling in your feet and fingers... Overtaking excitement? That's how we feel looking out from this porthole 👀 Like we are about to arrive in a special place...
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No pidas permiso. Las alas son tuyas y el cielo de nadie.
Could my last night in Iceland be any more perfect?! Yes it could. After pizza and beer I set off in search of the Aurora Borealis. I sat in the pitch black waiting and hoping that the aurora would show. The lady with us said "I've said a prayer to the trolls asking for the aurora to show herself." I was sceptical. After a bit of waiting around there was a green glow in the sky. People around clapped, whistled and shouted for joy. I sat there speechless. What an incredible force of nature to witness. It was magical. It was special. Not the best photos in the world but it was something special to sit there and witness the aurora, taking in the colours and the way it moves across the sky. Absolutely stunning sights. I am priveleged to have witnessed something as magical as this. I have tried to describe how it felt to sit there and witness this but all I can say is "it was special". Truly special. Bucket list ticked. Iceland is a special place. I fell in love with the country during my short time here. I will return and visit again. My limited time in Iceland was amazing and topped off by witnessing this spectauclar phenomenon. #northernlights#auroraborealis#aurora#icelandtrip#special#pretty#auroras#northernlightsiceland#nightsky#northernlightsphotos#stunning#beautiful#nature#gorgeous#bucketlist#iceland#icelandadventures#magicoficeland#stars#spectacular#beautiful#lucky#luckytobehere#ourpic#bucketlist
Have you ever wondered how cold it is in Iceland in the winter? ... Or when is the best time to come visit so you will see the fabled puffins? ... We have tried to answer the questions in the stories! If you have any other ones, leave us a comment or send us a DM 😉
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🧊 Paisajes islandeses que todos deberíamos ver al menos una vez en la vida. 😍
No where else have I felt so utterly speechless.
Every time I visit I find myself feeling completely overwhelmed by the beauty and awe of nature. Iceland really is one amazing place.