Top 10 Unearthly Places in Iceland from Above

Top 10 Unearthly Places in Iceland from Above

Photographer Jakub Polomski traveled to Iceland and depicted its wonderful nature using a drone. The contraption would take pictures from above, allowing to see the landscapes from a different angle. See the staggering results bellow.

10. Vik

The southernmost village posited next to the Ring Road, which circles the country and provides a scenic ride, is found in the truly picturesque surroundings. The settlement is established on the shore of the sea, while steep rocky walls rest in the backdrop.

Why to go there?

Nature as well as adorable village make it a great place to visit. Vic Church is the icon of the town and its red vibrant roof can be seen from afar.

Photo by Ivan Castro

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Photo by Izidor Gasperlin

9. Kerlingarfjöll

A 1 477 m (4,846 ft) tall mountain range is connected to a volcano system, therefore it features numerous hot springs among other great things. It is a highland resort, where people come to have one of the best hiking experiences in Iceland.

Why to go there?

The resort provides facilities, necessary to ensure a great trip.

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Photo by Kevin Dempsey

8. Fláajökull

The impressive glacier is found south from Vatnajökull – the neighboring glacier. Found in Vatnajökull National Park, Fláajökull has been shrinking for the past hundred years. It can be explored on foot, however, from above its beauty unfolds in all of its entirety.

Why to go there?

It is one of the most accessible glaciers in Iceland, that can be visited all year round. It also boasts ice caves – one of the most exciting features of these icy terrains.

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Photo by Andrew Storey

Flaajokull Glacier (Fláajökull), Iceland

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7. Jökulsárlón

A glacier lake is found in Vatnajökull National Park. It is a result of a melting glacier and recently it has also become the deepest lake in Iceland as well. The ice floe and icebergs seen from above make it an exciting and picturesque place to visit.

Why to go there?

You can have a boat tour in this lake, which provides a truly unique experience.

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6. Fjallabak Nature Reserve

Known as Friðland að Fjallabaki in Icelandic, is a peaceful mountainous reserve, which provides great hiking opportunities for an entire family. It also attracts horse-back riders. Comfortable cottages provide the facilities, enabling tourists explore the park for a longer time.

Why to go there?

A good choice to go on your own or with a family. Great nature as well as facilities, allowing to eat, rest and have a good night sleep.

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5. Dimmuborgir

The vast area of lava fields creates an unearthly landscape. In Icelandic its name means “dark castles” and indeed it looks like a kingdom of demons. The landscape features craters, lava lakes, lava tubes and various formations of lava.

Why to go there?

Although gloomy, the site is quite inspiring. Its silent noir beauty is depicted in myths, naming it a place, where Earth connects to the underground.

Top Iceland Above-Dimmuborgir-Photo by Christine Peterson

Photo by Christine Peterson

4. Westfjords

Known as Vestfirðir in Icelandic, it is a large peninsula in the nothwestern part of the country. Basically the terrain is very dramatic: sharp fjords, precipitous hills and mountains make it difficult to travel in vehicles.

Why to go there?

The land can be approached from water on a boat trip. Its shoreline is peppered with small fishing villages, whereas the biggest town in the region of Ísafjörður has a Nordic charm.

3. Lakagígar

A volcanic fissure in the south of the island unravels a very unusual terrain. Its black soil is interrupted by lush verdure, ascending the hills and peaks of various height. The fissure was created in 8 months in the 18th century: the clouds of poisonous hydrofluoric acid and sulfur dioxide have killed 75% of Iceland’s population. It also affected crops around the world, killing six million people and becoming the deadliest disaster in human history.

Why to go there?

One can visit the site by car – there are roads open to public, that allow to observe this vast and unfriendly terrain.

2. Berufjörður

A 35 km long fjord boasts striking landscapes and mountains. Búlandstindur is loved by the hikers and some believe it has supernatural healing powers. It lies in the eastern part of Iceland and can also be reached via famous Ring Road.

Why to go there?

Experience unspoiled nature, fresh air and have an exhilarating hike on this mystical land.

1. Mývatn

A shallow lake, found next to an active volcano of Krafla, looks stunning from above. Its shoreline features what is known as “pseudo craters” – the formations that was made after water under the surface of earth had exploded.

Why to go there?

In summer a marathon around the lake takes place, attracting athletes and spectators. And of course come here to admire the views, obviously.

Top Iceland Above-Myvatn-Photo by Jonas Bendiksen

Photo by Jonas Bendiksen

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