13 Mar 2015

Travel Photography, Iceland by Bernd Vogel


Travel is at the front of my mind this year and I don’t seem to be alone. While writing about my recent trip skiing in France and tweeting about our more recent jaunt to Brighton, everyone who replied mentioned places they’re keen to go or plans they’re about to make. And all that does is makes me want of travel some more!

It’s the quiet times that get you too. On a rare Friday night spent at home, I sat on the sofa reading up on some travel blogs and searching through Instagram for destination inspiration. It didn’t take long until I ‘stumbled’ across Iceland. It’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit, so I think my mind led me in that direction anyway.

Iceland is one of those countries that’s full of mystery, intrigue, and excitement. The rugged, almost alien landscape, looks like something imagined in a dream. Some of the buildings in the towns and cities aren’t far behind either. And when you see photos like these from Bernd Vogel's recent trip - boy does that make you want to get plans moving and book a package holiday. Iceland is also a place that I can’t find a single bad word about. Come on, the realities of travel are that not everyone is going to have a great time, each and every time - sometimes you just have bad luck! But no, not in Iceland. Every word written is a plus point and every photo (with a person in it) has someone smiling.

With my winter wear freshly laundered since the Alpine expedition, I think it’s time to load that suitcase up and start thinking about a trip to see our friends in the North. Have you been to Iceland, and what's next on your travel list?

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33 comments:

  1. Wow - these photos look like paintings! Stunning!
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  2. I definitely need to go to Iceland! It looks amazing. Hopefully sometime next year.

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  3. Different level. These photographs are insane! Iceland is firmly on my to-do list, especially for the fire and ice!

    Ben | www.twentyfirstcenturygent.com

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  4. Stunning! I know a few people that have traveled there and their pictures are incredibly breathtaking!

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  5. Stunning photos! You're right - it almost looks alien or dream like!
    I've already mentioned this in a comment hehe, but I'm headed to Europe soon! Just booking all my airbnb's this week, making it feel so much more real, so I'm with you on the travel lusting lately!

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  6. I loved this post. I know absolutely nothing about Iceland -even though I always thought it looked like a quite magical place.

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  7. Thanks Kelly! I don't know that much about the place either, but as you say - it's magical!

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  8. Where are you headed?

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  9. Beauty Follower19:10

    Awesome photos!

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  10. This is such a wonderful post! These photos are amazing! I've always wanted to go to Iceland...it looks like such a stunning place!

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  11. These photos are stunning. I've been to Iceland myself and it's a country well underrated! Best of luck on your endeavours x

    Louise
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  12. Stunning scenes here. Iceland certainly has a strong pull. I know at least 8 people who have either been, are going or are planning to. It is also on my list I must admit!

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  13. It is planet of its own, these are stunning pictures! Must go to iceland.

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  14. I've just come back from Iceland so absolutely loved reading this post! I recently did an Ice Cave tour in a glacier by Jokulsarlon, breath taking - it's a must see: http://www.roundtheworldwego.com/destinations/europe/ice-cave-tours-iceland

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  15. Wow! Loved that post. What an amazing experience. It's on the list for when / if I go!

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  16. Would love to see a blog of yours from Iceland. I imagine the pics alone would be amazing. I might try and invest in a decent camera (and some photography lessons) before I head there...

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  17. Iceland is a place i have always wanted to visit, looks like such an amazing place!

    Andrew. | thatmck.com

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  18. So beautiful! My sister visited recently and said it was very pretty, despite being caught in a bad storm all weekend.


    Katrina Sophia

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  19. David09:10

    Fantastic staff. I highly appreciate all of the above photography that are looking cool and showing us real natural views. I can't wait myself to visit that Iceland.
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  20. Bit late on this one; looks wonderful doesn't it

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  21. Seems like a pretty magical place, everyone seems to want to visit.

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  22. It's just one wonderful looking place.

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  23. have you done any blog posts on it?

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  24. it seems that way, everyone wants to visit!

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  25. have you thought about visiting?

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  26. No, unfortuantely I haven't! I travelled there before my blogging days started.

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  27. I have definitely thought about it! I just need to save up for it :)

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