February 2, 2016

Nathaniel Martin is a Vancouver, Canada-based adventure photographer who focuses on vast landscapes and how people connect and interact with them. Enjoy his words and photos from a trip to the naturally distinct country of Iceland…

I was in Iceland for two weeks with four of my friends taking in as much of the country as we could. We toured the entire island via the Golden Circle and ventured off the beaten path to see areas like Landmannalaugar and Djúpavík. The landscapes were incredible and so diverse, but what really struck me is how quickly they change. It seemed as if the top of every hill had a new and more spectacular view.

Taking risks near the Varma River hot springs
Taking risks near the Varma River hot springs
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    Casual cliff jaunt

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    Rough terrain

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    Wool you be my friend?

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    Sólheimasandur beach, plane and simple

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    Landmannalaugar’s lava field

Fjallsárlón lake is a magical place
Fjallsárlón lake is a magical place
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    This Fagrifoss waterfall view cost us a tire and a rim

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    Wandering the floor of Fjaðrárgljúfur canyon

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    Icy navigation

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    Looking out from Djúpavík village

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    Getting lost

The basalt sea stacks of Reynisdrangar
The basalt sea stacks of Reynisdrangar
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