Over the past 15 years, tourism in Iceland has grown considerably. Exploding from about 600,000 foreign visitors a year in 2000 to 4.4 million in 2014, the industry shows no signs of slowing down. Iceland’s picturesque landscape is irresistible, particularly for photographers.
From icy glaciers and the Northern Lights to stunning waterfalls and wildlife, Iceland is on the bucket list of most nature lovers. Professional photographer Albert Dros, who also leads photography tours in Iceland, shares some of his most memorable photographs of the Nordic island. Through his lens, it’s easy to see why so many people flock to the country, spreading out over its 40,000 square miles to take in all it has to offer.
Let’s take a look at what Dros feels are the features that make Iceland so memorable for photographers around the world.
Iceland has some of the most magical landscapes, and here’s visual evidence for why photographers love taking pictures there.
Surreal Geothermal Activity Areas
Amazing Rock Formations