Iceland

December 1st, 2010


(ystenes)

Since my last travel porn post (which has incidentally had about 370,000 visitors to date, nearly all of who missed my I want to go to there 30 rock reference completely and presumably just thought I had crap grammar) I’ve narrowed my sights to one place: Iceland. I’m obsessed. I’ve been lurking expedia and flickr and wikipedia like a crazy person and I think 2011 might be the year. If you’ve been, tell me about it! Is it as expensive as I’ve heard (flights and hotel don’t seem too bad and coming from London, nothing surprises me anymore)? Is the knitwear really that fantastic? Is spring a good time to go? etc


(Berta)


(Kevin Cooley)


(júlía ∆)


(Tomz)


(Dalla*)


(Kevin Cooley)


(Dalla*)


(gunnisal)


(johann Smari)


(j.caron)


(nigey_boy)


(Berta)


(Dalla*)


(Melissa Maples)


(_rebekka)


(The Big Picture)


(Kevin Cooley)


(Bjørn Giesenbauer)


(Dalla*)


(Kevin Cooley)


(The Big Picture)


(Peter Baker)


(Dalla*)


(johann Smari)


(andri elfarsson)


(Kevin Cooley)


(weekend2008)


(Peter Nijenhuis)


(Rosino)

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131 Comments

  1. […] wusste schon immer, ich muss einmal nach Island. Diese Bilder bestärken meinen Wunsch, einmal dort gewesen zu sein… Die Füße meiner Frau und mir, leicht […]

  2. […] [Quelle und mehr Bilder] […]

  3. Isabelle says:

    Utterly beautiful pictures! Go to Iceland and come home with a bunch of more beautiful pictures! I checked your pics from Brighton, you’re an amazing photagrapher.

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  4. shannon says:

    is everyone really that blonde? love the sigur ros photo.

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  5. Loved this post! Iceland has to be one of the most breathtaking places ever. I’m mildly obsessed with glaciers, so I would have to see some of those!

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  6. I’m drooling over this post! Sweden has always been my dream destination and now Iceland is coming in second place.
    What a magical country! I want to go. I will go.

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  7. Sveinn Thordarson says:

    Yes, Iceland is expensive, but islands usually are. I suspect that prices have dropped quite a bit since the economy has crashed, but I don’t know to what degree. I visited last in 2007.

    While the winter pictures that you posted are wonderful, I would recommend visiting in the warmer portions of the year, when the days are long.

    I think I read that you don’t drive. I would bring along someone to provide chauffeur services, since the countryside is so beautiful. Rent yourself a turbodiesel Yaris & drive the perimeter of the island and visit the smaller towns. There are campgrounds for tent camping, if you are in to that (& will save $).

    The landscape in Iceland is simply amazing. The pictures that you posted are of scenes that one can see on most any given day.

    I would recommend a 2 week trip: maybe spend a few days in Reykjavik, then drive the perimeter of the island & then spend another few days in Reykjavik.

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  8. Brittany H says:

    I’m going to Iceland in June and I absolutely cannot wait!

    X,
    http://www.brittanyhavican.blogspot.com

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  9. Jenn says:

    Hi there.
    I went to Iceland this past June with a friend of mine. We spent 3 weeks there. The first week we spent in Reykjavik and the next two we rented a car and drove around the entire country. It is the most beautiful country. We rented someone’s apartment for the week we were in Reykjavik and then camped the rest of the time. It made the trip really affordable. We didn’t find it that expensive. We bought a lot of food at the grocery store and went out for dinners.
    The pools are amazing so make sure you check them out. The Blue Lagoon is wonderful but not the best in the country – there are a lot of wonderful pools that cost A LOT less to go in throughout the country.
    The knitwear is amazing – there are some really lovely wool shops around Reykjavik.

    You will have an amazing time when you go. I miss it everyday.

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  10. Sydney says:

    AHh these pictures are beautiful! Bravo. Love them and now I am even more dying to go to Iceland. Did anyone see the Iceland promotional video they did after the volcano? It was so cute and incredibly well done. Day dreaming about a trip to Iceland now :)

    http://thetastysidetolife.blogspot.com/2010/12/champagne-tasting-trip-at-small.html

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  11. Amy says:

    There are more amazing images of Iceland at my blog:
    http://blog.amysacksteder.com/
    This is my favorite place on earth!

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  12. sara says:

    can we come too?

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  13. Björg says:

    No this is Dettifoss, which is the largest waterfall in Iceland in terms of the amount of water that flows each second. Here is a picture of Gullfoss :)

    http://www.gullfoss.org/

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  14. Björg says:

    You should most definetly come here to Iceland :) and now is the right time, since the krona (icelandic currency) is very favorable for foreigners, you get more for your money here (unfortunately it isn´t the same for us Icelanders… but the crisis will hopefully soon be over). The country is as beautiful as those pictures show and it doesn´t matter which time of the year you come, there is always something wonderful to see. But of course it is unique to come in the early summer, since the daylight is 24-7 :) nothing like sitting outside at midnight and it is as bright as the day :) best time to go camping.

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  15. […] So many awesome photographs of Iceland here! […]

  16. […] as imagens eu tirei daqui. […]

  17. […] about Iceland. It all started when I stumbled upon these beautiful photos featured on the blog: kris atomic. But seriously it’s on my mind non-stop. I know the warmest time of year, accommodations, […]

  18. Martin Lucas says:

    I’ve always wanted to go there as well, and did a fair amount of research – nothing put me off… it just never happened. One day!

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  19. Ryan says:

    these are stunning. I’ve always wanted to travel there, and now I think it just bumped its way up the list.

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  20. […] extensive control-freakish itinerary already. Thank you so much to everyone who gave me tips in this post and the few of you who emailed me suggestions too. Your help is very appreciated! It goes without […]

  21. Renai says:

    I saw this post months ago, and although I had already been dreaming about Iceland- this sealed the deal. I’m buying my ticket for spring 2012 this summer, and planning planning planning.

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  22. […] of Iceland, Kris Atomic did a great post of photos that you should really check out. Looks like such a wonderfully […]

  23. oh god
    I can’t believe that there is such beauty

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  24. […] Wow! Iceland seems so magical and full of hidden gems. More pictures at Kristatomic. […]

  25. dawn says:

    wowzers, how absolutely freakin’ stunning!!

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  26. Mark says:

    best trip we’ve ever taken, and possibly ever will take — until our next visit to Iceland. you’ll love it.

    http://vimeo.com/6805040

    we held down costs a bit by staying in guest houses, and bringing some of our own food. hire a car — we didn’t do it, but now realise it’d be worth every penny to hire one w/ 4wd.

    seriously, we think and talk about this trip and when we’re going back pretty much every day.

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    kris atomic says,

    June 3rd, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    I went in April and I loved it! Nice video :) I think we went to a lot of the same places. x

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  27. […] all started with this blog post. I came across it at the beginning of the year, fell in love with the images and had to go to […]

  28. Lynn Wilbur says:

    I’m going May 7th. Can hardly wait, especially after seeing these pictures. I won’t be able to stop taking photographs. I hope that I can do it justice!

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