Incredible Landscape Photos Show Why Iceland Is a Photographer’s Paradise

Northern Lights in Iceland by Albert Dros

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.

Scenic Coastline

Reasons to Travel to IcelandIceland Landscape Photography by Albert Dros


Incredible Wildlife

Puffins in Iceland by Albert DrosHorse in Iceland by Albert DrosSheep in Iceland


Stunning Waterfalls

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Surreal Geothermal Activity Areas

Iceland Landscape Photography by Albert Dros


Amazing Rock Formations

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Unexplored Highlands

Inner Iceland by Albert DrosIceland Photo Tour with Albert Dros


Year-round Glaciers

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Spectacular Northern Lights

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Albert Dros.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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