The most ridiculous claim I have ever heard about not going to Iceland was “it is over-photographed and it is not possible to get an original photo”. Challenge accepted. I got four in one day.
In my latest video, I set out to disprove the idea that Iceland is over-photographed and it is not possible to get an original photo.
Over the past half-decade Iceland has become one of the most popular countries for landscape photography on planet Earth. With an influx of tourists and photographers, the amount of photos from Iceland has skyrocketed and most people obviously go to many of the same locations. Inspired by others, we go to Iceland for a certain reason and with certain expectations and we try to fulfill those expectations. It is not unreasonable to expect newcomers to visit the classics. Kirkjufell, Skogafoss, Seljalandsfoss, The Golden Circle, The Diamond Beach, The Glacier Lagoon, Stokksnes, and the black beach at Vik are probably all on that list. If you go at winter, an ice cave and the auroras are probably on your list too. Therefore,you are only likely to see photos from these locations.
However, seeing many photos from these locations and then concluding there are no original photos left is a bit of a stretch. After all, we are talking about an entire country. Anyone who has actually been to Iceland knows that it is possible to get original photos from original locations.
In my video, I just drove along a stretch of the famous ring road and let my curiosity lead the way. Check out what I got in the video.
Have you been to Iceland and have you got something original?