While the well-known locations are popular for a reason, I've been more drawn towards the no-name landscapes and dramatic atmosphere that describes the island. In this miniseries, the mysterious atmosphere is exactly what I've focused on.
The weather on Iceland changes quickly and is often hard to predict. Most people experience rain, snow, hail, strong winds, fog, clear skies and heavy clouds during their visit. We got all of this in one morning.
We started driving into the mountains a couple hours before sunrise, to ensure that we would find the best spots to view the rising sun. As our scouting trip a couple days earlier was ended before we even reached the lake, due to extreme wind and snowfall and no visibility of the road, we had not yet had the chance to explore the area. However I had some ideas of where we could go after studying this place on maps and reading online.
After spending the morning photographing the areas around Kleifarvatn on Iceland, it was time to head back to Reykjavik where we were meeting family. Even tho it's hard to get lost on these roads, as there are very few exits, I decided to plot the address into our GPS. After less then 10 minutes driving, the GPS told me to make a right turn. I was certain that this was wrong, as it made no sense at all to turn this early, when I knew the main road was at least another 15 minutes away. However we decided to take this road and see where it would take us. We didn't come far before we met a roadblock and had to turn around.
Iceland is well known for it's stunning landscapes and seascapes, and is turning into one of the most heavily photographed places. Finding unique and places or different approaches to Iceland is not a easy challenge. During my visit I was recommended by my Icelandic family members to visit the Reykjanes Peninsula and the lighthouse Reykjanesviti. Since this is not one of the most photographed places, I honestly had no clue what to expect. Of course I did some research first, and I was surprised how beautiful this place was.