Recently, Icelandair asked the passengers that fly on its airline to take some photographs of Iceland and share them. Over 90,000 pictures were submitted and some of the results were truly stunning and spectacular. Any fan of great photography will love what they are about to see. Waterways, skies, ice tunnels, glaciers, mountains, waterfalls and animals are only a few of the things that appeared in the photos. If you never had any desire to go to Iceland, and let’s face it, most of us haven’t, these pictures will surely change your mind. But before you go, remember that they only see about five hours of daylight during the winter months and it is one of the coldest places in the world. But if you want to see the Northern Lights it’s a perfect spot to see the beautiful green skies. There are a lot of beautiful places to visit in the world but few can compare to Iceland. Most vacation destinations have blue water and sandy beaches and others have historical sights and old beautiful buildings to enjoy. But nothing can compare to what nature creates all by itself. So plan your trip now so you can experience these fantastic sights in person. But bring plenty of warm clothes because you are going to need them!If you ever wanted to see the Northern Lights then you have to visit Iceland. Saying that the views are spectacular is an understatement. This is the black church in Buoir under the Aurora Borealis.
If you live in tornado alley this would be a sight that would be pretty scary. But in Iceland it’s majestic. It may be the country with the fewest residents in Europe but you can clearly see why it’s a destination that everyone wants to visit at least once.
This is the infamous Blue Lagoon. It’s a natural geothermal spa that’s located right in the middle of a lava field in Grindavik. That’s right on the Reykjanes Peninsula. It looks like a great place to go, doesn’t it?
Here you see a great picture of someone jumping across some frozen stones in an ice cave. Take a good look at the person to gain full perspective of how big that thing is.
Here you can see a great picture of a seal that has come out to take a look around. This was in a glacier lagoon and the seal looks right at home!
This is a fantastic picture of the Strokkur erupting. It’s a natural occurring fountain and it goes off usually about every six to ten minutes. It’s in the southwest region of Iceland.
This photo was taken at 5:30am and shows the sun starting to peak over the powerful waterfall. If you are wondering how big it is use the person standing next to it to gauge its size. That waterfall is huge!
This is an awesome photo of the Langjokull glacier tunnels. Look at the beautiful shade of blue and how it illuminates in the light.
The Barnafoos waterfall is known around the world and it’s located above the lava falls of Hraunfossar. Here you can see the beautiful blue running through the snow covered rocks.
A United States Navy plane crashed on the black beach at Solheimasandur, back in 1973. The ruins of the plane are still there on the southern coast of Iceland. While it’s a great picture you have to wonder why it’s still there.
It may not look like it’s a top of the line residence but with a little work this could be a dream getaway destination for anyone. A perfect little place surrounded by dense woods would be a great spot to see The Northern Lights.
Here is an awesome photograph of a bird in flight over Iceland. The icy backdrop creates a very picturesque sight.
This photo submission was called a “Fortress of Solitude” by the person that sent it in. The ice cave has an odd shape that allows just enough room for any explorer to enter and take in its beauty.
Taking a look at this photo you can’t help but feel the cold in your bones. The cloud cover above the nearly empty landscape provides a truly chilling photo.
This submission looks more like a painting than a photograph. The beautiful mountain spilling its waterfall to the land below, underneath a tremendous view of The Northern Lights.
Stokksnes is a headland on Iceland’s southeast coast. There are miles of beautiful beaches and the cloud cover always creates a perfect photograph opportunity.
While you are exploring the beautiful landscape of Iceland you will come across many beautiful views. You can even grab large pieces of ice and hold them up in the sun when its out. The colors that will come from it are amazing.