Iceland is Drone Paradise: Breathtaking Photos from Above

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Iceland has been on our bucket list for several years and we are so thrilled to have crossed it off our list this winter. We debated about whether to visit during the summer or winter but when Wow Airlines had a 24-hour sale offering $200 roundtrip tickets from Baltimore, we jumped at the opportunity to experience this winter wonderland for less. It turns out March is the perfect month to visit Iceland. You get to experience the beauty of winter while the days are longer, giving you more time to explore and take breathtaking photos. We were able to capture epic drone photos of Iceland.

We have brought our beloved drone (well, we are actually on our 3rd drone since the 1st one got lost in the ocean in the Maldives and the 2nd one was stolen from our checked luggage) to many beautiful destinations, but Iceland is the ultimate drone paradise. In the United States there are restrictions on how high you can fly your drone, and we got in trouble for flying the drone above a museum in Slovakia. In Iceland there are very few restrictions making it the perfect destination for drone owners (let me just call them dronees). We saw signs posted at Gulfoss Waterfall and at a musuem prohibiting drones, but everywhere else we went was free reign. There were drones everywhere, and we can see why.

You’ve probably seen stunning photos of Iceland before, but you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen it from a drone’s perspective. It’s unbelievable what you can discover with a higher perspective in Iceland. Beauty surrounds you and can be seen in places you’d never imagine if you didn’t go a few hundred meters to a few miles up into the sky. A black lava field covered in snow transforms into a masterpiece of art when seen from above, with swirls and strokes of the paintbrush dancing across the landscape as water creates beautiful pathways. It is a mind-boggling experience to peer down into the icy blue crevices of a glacier and explore floating chunks of ice from above in the glacier lagoon. The snow-covered mountains and deep blue lakes are stunning from a drone’s perspective. Oh and don’t forget the waterfalls and black sand beaches- it is so much fun to fly over them alongside the birds. Don’t take our word for it- check out our best drone shots from Iceland that will make you want to visit this awe-inspiring island that is one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever visited and a top bucket list destination.

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Lake Kleifarvatn on a clear winter day in Iceland

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Beautiful Lake Kleifarvatn was the filming location for the British TV series Black Mirror while we were there

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Svinafellsjokull Glacier was one of our favorite spots to fly the drone in Iceland

Getting some perspective on Svinafellsjokull Glacier, part of Skaftafell National Park in Iceland

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Get an unbelievable perspective of a glacier with a drone in Iceland

Solheimajokull Glacier covered in fresh snow. Do you spot the people on the glacier trek?

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Black sand beach from above Dyrholaey Peninsula near Vik, Iceland

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Capturing sunrise with a drone at Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach is epic

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Seljalandsfoss Waterfall is even more beautiful seen from above

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Skogafoss Waterfall was amazing from a drone’s eye view

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Beautiful cascades of icy blue water alongside the snow-covered road in South Iceland

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Dramatic landscape in South Iceland with mountains reaching into the clouds and snowy lava fields

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We sent the drone a little higher to capture the melting snow creating pathways on the lava fields beautiful enough to be a work of art

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Our drone flew among floating chunks of glacier at the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon in Iceland

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Getting closer! Check out our video from Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon on our Instagram and Facebook pages @WorldTravelAdventurers

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Going higher above the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon. We spotted some seals from high above.

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Venturing out over the ocean to capture Dyrholaey Peninsula’s lava arch. Puffins hang out here in the summer.

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A huge thanks to our friend Jude for sharing this epic shot of glacier in Skaftafell National Park

Have you seen enough to book your flight to one of most popular tourist destinations of 2017? If you want to see videos taken from our drone around Iceland, check out our YouTube channel where we will soon be posting more from Iceland. If you have been toying with the idea of buying a drone, now may be the time to go for it! Visiting Iceland with a drone is way too much fun! Bertaut was almost giddy with excitement! He really was like a kid on Christmas morning who was playing with his favorite toy. Did you see his hip gyrating video on Facebook after he was so happy about flying his drone over the glacier? Yeah, he’s pretty crazy but he was cracking me up. He made some new friends who are fellow dronees who share his passion and they were trading tips. So if you have a drone and want to fly it with very little restrictions, head to Iceland for drone paradise to capture epic photos and videos. If you’ve already been there and done that, where did you capture your best drone photos of Iceland? If you’re planning a trip to Iceland, check out our tips for visiting Iceland in the winter, dreamy winter landscapes, top attractions in South Iceland, and how to spend a day in Reykjavik. For all the dronees out there, where is the best place you’ve ever flown your drone? If you liked this post, please share it! Sign up for our email newsletter for more travel tips and inspiration to explore the world!

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Iceland is Drone Paradise: Breathtaking Photos from Above
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