Iceland is a country unlike any other. It’s home to landscapes that are as varied as they are otherworldly — fjords, coastlines, volcanoes, sand, lava fields, mountains, glaciers, and endless stretches of open road. It has it all: art, history, architecture, culture, unrivalled nature, mystery, and a bit of magic.
It’s a place made for photographers, explorers, and every kind of traveler, a place where the words are impossible to pronounce, where a single road circles the entire island, and where sunsets last forever. It’s a place where trolls, vikings, and elves are just as real as your travel companions. But mostly, it’s a place where you can lose yourself.
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Iceland’s Ring Road is typically regarded as one of the best road trips in the world. The circular route around the country takes travelers on a journey past stunning, varied landscapes, and the drive itself is at least half the fun.
A photo will never do justice to these serene sprawls — they won’t capture the crispness of the air or tranquility of mind you’ll experience as you breathe it in — but you’ll still want to make sure you’re heading home with some unforgettable shots.
Gunnar Freyr is an Iceland-based photographer exploring the country one picture at a time. He was born in Denmark to Icelandic parents, and lived in