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Winter is Coming – Northern Iceland

It’s September and in the UK it’s already starting to feel cold especially in the mornings.

It’s nowhere near cold enough to snow but another couple of months are it won’t be far away – especially in Akureyri in the North of Iceland where this shot was taken.

It was fun taking the camera and pointing it in the headlights of oncoming traffic as the snow was falling all around.

If you are visiting Iceland this winter, or at all, it’s well worth getting out of Reykjavik for a while and heading up to the North of the country. The landscapes are amazing and much greater chances of seeing the Northern Lights.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 135mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
Christ the King Cathedral and Vibrant Skies


So firstly this is dramatically over processed and gone beyond being a ‘photo’ – but it’s fun to do sometimes particularly when there are impressive colours in the sky around sunset.

This is Christ the King Cathedral in Reykjavik and worth a visit, particularly when there is snow on the ground.

  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 21mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
Snowy Streets of Reykjavik

Coming from the UK we don’t get too much snow so one of the things I love about Reykjavik in the winter is the snowy streets. It gets a bit icy, which is always interesting when carrying a camera, but I can easily spend hours walking around the streets in the snow.

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 22mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/25s
The Sun Voyager – Reykjavik

This sculpture is The Sun Voyager found on the bank of the harbour in Reykjavik. I’ve shot it a number of times but it’s always nice to get the changes in light through the day.

It’s also a good spot for if you want to include something in the foreground with a Northern Lights shot.

More on the Sun Voyager on wikipedia.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/50s
Looking out over Reykjavik

The previous two shots have been of Hallgrímskirkja Church and I mentioned that it’s worth heading into the church and going up the tower.

This is why – great views across the town and in the winter amazing winter wonderland cityscapes as snow covers Reykjavik.

Be warned – the wind chill up there is seriously cold!

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/20s
Reach for the Sky!

Hallgrímskirkja church and not and easy building to shoot – there isn’t that much open land nearby so a wide angle needed and a fair amount of lens distortion is the result.

That aside it’s an iconic building in Reykjavik and as it stands on top of a hill a great building to navigate the city by.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
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