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Dreamy Landscapes That Will Convince You to Visit Iceland in Winter

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Iceland is a photographer’s paradise, as well as a nature lover’s paradise and a drone owner’s paradise. To be honest, it is paradise for pretty much everyone because it is just so shockingly beautiful and peaceful. You can’t help but feeling connected to your higher power when in Iceland. A visit to Iceland is food for the soul, restoring your connection to nature and cultivating inner peace. We were mesmerized by this awesome country during our visit this winter. Winter landscapes in Iceland are breathtaking.

Before we left were talking about when we could return, but for a longer visit next time. With shockingly cheap airfare (keep an eye out for Wow Airline’s sales- we scored $198 roundtrip tickets from Baltimore), Iceland is becoming an increasingly popular destination. It is easy to understand why, and since a picture is worth a thousand words, there’s no better way to SHOW YOU than with photos from our fantastic vacation.

Did you know that Icelanders are some of the happiest people on Earth (ranking 3rd happiest country after Norway and Denmark)? It’s understandable when you look at their gorgeous country. Spending time in nature has been shown to make people happier, so Icelanders have many reasons to smile. You will too when you visit Iceland.

Iceland is gorgeous all year long, but winter is especially beautiful as the snow-covered mountains, glaciers, fields and beaches become magical-looking. Winter landscapes in Iceland look so serene. The land is covered in fresh white snow that sparkles in the sunlight, with pops of color from cozy little cabins and picturesque churches. Adorable Icelandic horses frolic in the snow and come greet you at the fences, yearning for some love. Black sand beaches contrast with white crashing waves and snowflakes falling on the black sand. The sun plays hide and seek in the clouds, peaking out at times to shine rays of light on the snowy fields. Mountains that look like they were straight out of a Game of Thrones episode have you keeping an eye out for the White Walkers.

I was secretly hoping to spot John Snow while we were there, but no such luck. In case you didn’t know, Iceland was a filming location for Game of Thrones. For fans of the show like us, that may be enough reason to visit. We also love photography so we were on cloud nine in Iceland. It is obviously a huge draw for photographers all over the world, because we’ve never seen so many tripods, expensive cameras, and drones anywhere else we’ve visited.

The constantly changing weather brings such a moody element to your photos, with heavy dark clouds and fog lingering over the mountains to be followed by rainbows arching over waterfalls. There’s something beautiful or intriguing to capture everywhere you look. From black and white dramatic mountain landscapes to icy blue glaciers and steaming milky blue lagoon water, even the amateur photographer or tourist with a simple camera phone can’t go wrong in Iceland.

We took hundreds of photos of the dreamy winter landscapes in Iceland and have whittled down our collection to share our favorites with you. Check out our collection of best drone shots of Iceland for more epic photos of this stunning landscape seen from above, which is mind-blowing. Here are some of our best Iceland photos that may help you decide to visit this winter wonderland. If you decide to visit, make sure to read our tips for visiting Iceland in the winter and how to spend a day in Reykjavik.

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Mountains reach into the clouds in South Iceland

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Icelandic horses play in the snow and come running to us for some love along the Golden Circle

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Moss grows on lava fields and is dusted with freshly fallen snow

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Black sand beaches covered in snow near Vik

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Sun peaking through the clouds on a cold snowy winter day. We loved the picturesque churches throughout Iceland.

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The sun came out to shine on the waterfalls just a few minutes after a heavy snow

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No this isn’t a black and white photo! Mountains covered in snow with streams flowing down into lava-covered fields

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Thingvellir National Park sits in a rift valley caused by the separation of 2 tectonic plates and is where the first parliament met in Iceland in the 10th century

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Cozy cabins nestled among the mountains are the perfect place to spend cold winter nights in Iceland

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Blue glaciers dusted with snow meet green moss-covered lava fields

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Silica makes the water appear milky blue near the blue lagoon

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Moody skies make for dramatic photos of the snow-covered lava arch at Dyrholaey Peninsula

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Black lava formations at Dyrholaey Peninsula and the black sand beach during a winter blizzard

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Quaint little cabin with stellar views of Iceland’s mountains

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Snow-covered glacier seen from Dyrholaey Peninsula

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Black lava fields wth melting snow creating swirls as seen from above (for more aerial views check out our best drone shots)

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We loved the juxtaposition of the dark moody sky next to the pure white snow!

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Black sand beaches dusted in white snow are a must-see in Iceland during the winter!

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This little yellow cabin surrounded by snow and clouds was picture-perfect

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Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon was so much fun to photograph! Walk along a beach with chunks of glacier floating next to you

Have we convinced you yet to visit with our beautiful winter landscapes in Iceland? Read our tips for visiting Iceland in the winter and top attractions in South Iceland for helpful information to plan your travels and have a safe trip. This winter wonderland looks great in photos, but is even more incredible in person. We hope we’ve inspired you to visit Iceland in winter. The dreamy winter landscapes in Iceland are certainly worth the cold snowy weather. What is your favorite winter wonderland destination? Please share and pin this post for later if you liked it. Sign up for our email newsletter for more travel tips and inspiration to travel the world.

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Travel addicts and proud parents of two young kids who make exploring the world a priority while working full time. Bertaut & Alexis enjoy traveling like millionaires without spending a fortune and share their tips on how to get luxury for less.

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