Want a scenic place to flaunt on your Instagram posts? Are you jealous of the recent pic that your friend posted? Well, you are at the right place, every inch of the land of fire and ice are photogenic. There are places on this island that will leave you dumbfounded by their beauty. From colourful cities to stunning black sand beaches and crystal ice caves, Iceland is Instagrammers heaven. So we have listed the 10 most instagrammable places in Iceland for you to rock your Instagram world.
- Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
- The Blue Lagoon
- Lake Viti
- Thingvellir National park
- Fjadrargljfur Canyon
Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon
The Jokulsarlon Glacial Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most popular tourist attractions. Serene ice chunks float in an unearthly blue landscape, the ideal location for photography. It’s located just off Ring Road, and it has plenty of parking as well as a café and gift shop. You can visit this place by choosing our Iceland tour packages at the Pickyourtrail website.
The majority of visitors do not leave the parking lot, but we recommend taking the time to explore the lagoon’s surrounding areas. The best times of day to capture these zones are at dawn and dusk, though the latter is extra congested. Because the ice in the lagoon moves quickly, you’ll need to use a quicker shutter speed of less than one moment to avert smudging your pictures.
The Blue Lagoon
This place isn’t hard to locate, but it deserves to be part of our list of most instagrammable places in Iceland. The Blue Lagoon’s ethereal landscape begs to be captured on film. When the air begins to smell slightly sulphuric, you’ve arrived at your destination.
Don’t worry, you’ll grow accustomed to it! You should plan when and how you will capture your pictures before you leave. Because of the poor lighting, the Blue Lagoon is difficult to photograph at night, so go early in the morning or late in the afternoon instead. However, keep in mind that your tickets are timed, so think accordingly.
Skógafoss, I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of it. It’s the huge waterfall used in many Iceland travel ads, complete with a tiny ant-sized guy standing in the foreground wearing a yellow raincoat.
It is possibly Iceland’s most popular waterfall. Don’t be afraid to be the only person who walks up to the base of the waterfall to get that perfect shot. To avoid the spray, most tourists view it from a distance. However, be warned: you will be soaked. Don’t forget to bring your Instagram-worthy bright yellow or red raincoat!
Kirkewfetl is by far the most unexpected and beautiful mountain in the Viking region. We included it on our list of most instagrammable places in Iceland to help you find the best place to take photos in Iceland.
The mountain’s appearance changes with the weather conditions; in the summer, it is green, and in the winter, it is snow-white.
But it’s not just the hill that will grace your photograph; the surrounding landscape is breathtaking. Especially the Kirküffetlfoss waterfall, which falls directly off the Snyphedelsyokudl glacier, will leave you dumbfounded.
Iceland’s terrain never stops to astound. Lake Viti is one of Iceland’s most extraordinary destinations. It feels like you’ve arrived on some other planet when you arrive. The lake’s name means “hell” in Icelandic. It’s all because it’s in a pit, and the folks of Iceland assumed that holes led to the underworld in ancient times.
Lake Viti’s water is dark blue, but it can range from navy blue to green. Because there are true oceans of magma beneath the earth, there is no life. The ground is coloured by high temperatures and sulphur deposition.
This place is probably one of the most Instagrammable places in Iceland. This location, just a short ride from Reykjavik, entices a large number of tourists for a purpose. Everyone intends to see this huge stream of water emerging from the floor and flying many metres high! If you want to get some really good photos without people, you should show up very early, preferably by car!
Sólheimasandur is unlike anything else in Iceland, and that’s putting it nicely. It’s a vast expanse of pebbles that more closely resembles Mars than Earth. It’s almost otherworldly. The high point, however, is not the unnerving landscape, but instead the plane mess.
You’ll have to walk a little to get closer to the coast to see it, but it’s well worth the effort. The plane wreck is truly a US Navy plane that went out of fuel and ended up crashing into the sand in the early 1970s. Since then, it’s become a relatively sizable tourist attraction, owing mainly to the fact that it’s a photographer’s dream.
This is one of Iceland’s, if not the world’s, best places to see whales. It’s a picturesque port town north of Reykjavik.
On the Dalvik whale tour, there is a 98 per cent chance of seeing a magnificent sea mammal. The magnificent humpback whale is particularly prevalent in these waters, but you’ll also see the stunning grey minke whale, white-beaked dolphins, or – if you’re extremely lucky – the world’s largest mammal, the blue whale.
Thingvellir National Park
Thingvellir National Park has a plethora of Instagram-worthy locations.
There’s the Searfoss Waterfall, a stunning cascade capped by a magnificent smattering of rocks, moss, and calm waters. The tranquil, reflective, and troubling Peningagjá pond is a favourite among visitors. And the tectonic, bumpy gorge of Almannagjá has been the subject of numerous Instagram posts.
All of this is available in Thingvellir National Park. For this vast, beautiful area, we’d recommend hiring a tour guide.
The amazing Fjarárgljfur canyon, with the Fjará River running through it, has a fantastic high view from the hiking trail above. The enormous green grass shrouding the top part of the canyon, the steep rocky walls climbing about 300 feet on either side, and the glittering blue of the river at the bottom can all be seen from there.
It was included in Justin Bieber’s music video “I’ll Show You,” but why should he have all the credit? Take your best photos and post them on Instagram!
These most 10 instagrammable places in Iceland will leave you and your followers awestruck. Of course, you can go to tons of other waterfalls, glaciers and mountains in Iceland because every part is has something unique. We have sorted out the best but you can always explore more on your next trip to Iceland. Pack your backpacks and don’t forget your camera because Iceland is calling you.