Runaway Photo: Aerial View of Iceland in Winter

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Runaway Photo: Aerial View of Iceland in Winter

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Flying over Iceland

There’s a reason why I visited Iceland two times within one year, when I don’t live anywhere near Europe. I showed my affection to Iceland more than enough times. Hotdog and coke are not the only reasons why Iceland attracts me. This little island at 66deg made me felt like I was in a totally different world. Any place remotely similar was volcanic area of New Zealand. The black and brown, deep green and blue are almost surreal. My camera was, and I was very happy to be in Iceland.

During my second time visiting the island, I found out this little island is spectacular not only in land, but also up in the air. As we are slowing approaching the island, I could see the dark black sand beach and thick blanket of clouds. Occasional smoke from the natural hot spring, small and craters with snowy cap, and light gray molecule of water were making mysterious atmosphere. I felt like we were entering a whole another world, like opening the door to Narnia.
Here are some photos from the short airplane trip over Iceland. I’m saying once again, Iceland is amazing.

 

Iceland air

Iceland and snow

Iceland and snow

Iceland and snow

Iceland and snow

Iceland and snow

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Iceland from up in the air

Volcano

Milky blue natural spring

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .

8 Comments

  1. Andi says:

    GORGEOUS shots!!!!

  2. Yishyeeene says:

    I agree that New Zealand is probably the most similar place I’ve seen to Iceland (so far)! I LOVE Iceland and I think it’s fantastic in the winter. Did you do the Ring Road?
    My friends and I drove the circle in November and I loved the eerily beautiful ‘snow desert’ (as they called it) as you drive up to Myvatn from the south coast. Beautiful nothingness.

    Love from London xx

  3. Lance says:

    Wow! Great photography. It’s always tough shooting out of a plane (reflection, lighting, etc.). These are great shots.

  4. Wow, looove these photos. Looks like a stunning place. I can’t believe I never went when I lived in Europe.

  5. Sonya says:

    These aerial views of Iceland are stunning! Iceland is a such quirky, wild place. I’ve traveled Iceland several times and my favorite experience has definitely been riding the Icelandic horses.

  6. WOW, these pics are amazing!! I flew Icelandic air over Iceland last summer (on my way to Copenhagen). Such incredible views from up high, I should have spent some time in Iceland itself!

    Cheers and Happy Travels 🙂

    Drew

  7. Michelle says:

    Desperate to get to Iceland as it seems to be such a liberal place with some of the most open minded people.

    Great photos BTW.

  8. Those are great photos. Thanks for visiting my home country Iceland. I hope you enjoy your stay here and if you have any questions that you want to ask about the country or the people let know. Safe travels.

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