Iceland | The Land of Fire & Ice | Part II

Iceland, a Nordic Island in the North Atlantic Ocean, is considered a European country.  [Nordic countries consist of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway & Sweden and their corresponding territories; the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Svalbard and Åland.]  It has an area of approximately 40,000 square miles with a population of a little over 330,000 people.  It's considered Europe's most sparsely populated country.  [To put it in perspective - the state of Ohio is of similar size but has a population of 11.6 million.]  Reykjavik is Iceland's capitol and largest city.  There are over 10,000 waterfalls in Iceland.  Here are some of the ones I had the opportunity to photograph.


Sunset shoot at Gygjarfoss near Kerlingarfjoll.  Foss means waterfall in Icelandic.


Selfoss - the view of this beautiful waterfall is partially blocked by mist created as the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river roars over a 36 foot vertical drop.


Aleyjarfoss is the second of two beautiful falls in the Skjalfandafljot river. The basalt columns on either side of the falls makes for an absolutely breathtaking waterfall (and a favorite of our Viking - Skarpi).


Goðafoss is considered one of the most spectacular and popular waterfalls in Iceland.  It is 273 miles from Reykjavik.  But after the long drive it's a short easy walk from the parking lot to the falls.  This image was captured at sunset.


Somewhere in the highlands...  The installation of a damn was expected to dry up this river bed.  Instead the water has found a way through the lava rock and is leaking out of the sides of the gorge.

My gear:
Canon 5d Mark iv
Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC
Breakthrough filters
F-stop Gear Kashmir Backpack
Really Right Stuff - BH40 Ballhead + TVC-33 Tripod