Photo Credit: Jakub Polomski
Polish landscape photographer Jakub Polomski, traveled to Iceland this summer, driving nearly 2500 miles around the country. Using a drone to capture these stunning aerial images of Iceland, they provide a striking bird’s eye view – as if you needed yet another reason to put Iceland on your must-see list. Pictured above is Dyrhólaey lighthouse in the Vik area of Iceland. The lighthouse has been transformed into a boutique hotel, but it will be open for a limited time only, from September 1 to November 1, 2015.
Lakagígar, Vatnajökull National Park
Lakagígar, or the Craters of Laki, is part of a volcanic system set between the glaciers of Mýrdalsjökull and Vatnajökull, in an area of fissures that run in a southwest to northeast direction.
Jökulsárlón, or “glacial river lagoon,” is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland. It’s one of the country’s most popular destinations and has been the setting for a number of Hollywood films, including A View to a Kill, Die Another Day, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Batman Begins, as well as the reality TV series Amazing Race.
Fláajökull is one of many glacier tongues flowing south from Vatnajokull glacier. The area offers good conditions for witnessing the ever-changing state of the glacier that plays a central role in shaping the landscape. Over the last century, its retreated more than a mile.
Geysir sometimes known as The Great Geysir, is located in southwestern Iceland. It was the first geyser described in a printed source and the first known to modern Europeans. Though its eruptions can be infrequent, it can hurl boiling water up to 230 feet in the air.
Skogafoss is a waterfall situated on the Skógá River in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline.