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34 Insane Photos From the Real Land of Ice and Fire

Northern lights over Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon

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Photo: Moyan Brenn /Flickr

Epic battles in equally epic landscapes; who doesn’t love Game of Thrones?

The depictions of vast, barren lands north in of the wall in the series are mostly set in the Earth’s own real-life Land of Ice and Fire: Iceland.

Sitting on the fissure between two tectonic plates Iceland’s ice-covered landscape includes towering mountains, sprawling valleys, active volcanoes, glacial lagoons, natural hot springs, ice caves, and ferocious geysers.

These 34 insane Icelandphotos capture the surreal beauty of one of the world’s most epic geographic wonders. I’ve written before about my desire to take an Iceland vacation, and these photos just make me want to even more.

Before we get to the photos, check out this short (one-minute) video, which highlights the beauty of the country beautifully.

This video was created by Nordic Visitor, which is an excellent resource website for all the nordic countries that enables you to search for travel activities by destination (like Iceland), time of year, or travel style (for example, self drive tours).

**This blog post was brought to you by Nordic Visitor, but all opinions are my own, and the natural beauty featured within is the exclusive property of Iceland.

A lake in a volcanic crater

1_iceland_lagoonPhoto: Lovepro / Flickr

 

The Northern Lights above a river

2_iceland_northern_lightsPhoto: Sigurður Þ Sigurjónsson / Flickr

 

A glacier at Auster-Skaftafellssysla

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Photo: batintherain / Flickr

 

A waterfall

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Photo: – BAT – / Flickr

 

Floating ice off the coast of Iceland

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Photo: Simon Maenlinng / Unsplash

 

Waterfall steps in Thingvellir National Park

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Photo: Cosmic Timetraveller / Unsplash

 

Landscape in Reykjahliy, Sudur-Tingeyjarsysla

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Photo: Juergen Adolph / Flickr

 

Wave breaking on an iceberg ni Vatnajokull, Iceland

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Photo: Alders Jilden / Unsplash

 

Aerial view of Iceland

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Photo: Anders Jilden / Unsplash

A house in Bíldudal

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Photo: Helgi Halldórsson / Flickr

 

Seltún near Krysuvík (geothermal fields), Iceland

Seltún near Krysuvík (geothermal fields)

Photo: Johan Wieland / Flickr

 

Gullfoss waterfall

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Photo: :murb: / Flickr

 

Islands

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Photo: Rob Oo / Flickr

 

Snaefellsnesog Hnappadalssysla, Iceland

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Photo: Javier Rodriguez / Flickr

 

Mountains and fog

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Photo: Florian Bernhardt / Unsplash

 

Stone Arch

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Photo: Ric Gazarian / GlobalGaz.com

 

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

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Photo: Jeremy Goldberg / Unsplash

 

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

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Photo: Jeremy Goldberg / Unsplash

 

House, Vík, Iceland

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Photo: Jon Ottosson / Unsplash

 

Skógafoss, Iceland

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Photo: Jeremy Goldberg / Unsplash

 

Sólheimajökulll, Iceland

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Photo: Jeremy Goldberg / Unsplash

 

Vik, Iceland

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Photo: Annie Spratt / Unsplash

 

Hotsprings

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Photo: Jeff Sheldon / Unsplash

 

Sheep on the road

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Photo: Topich / Unsplash

 

Solheimasandur Plane Wreck, Island

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Photo: Sven Tillack / Unsplash

 

Iceland, Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon with northern lights

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Photo: Moyan Brenn / Flickr

 

Iceland lighthouse beneath the Northern Lights

This isn't your standard lighthouse light, but hey, I think I prefer it to a simple white flashing beam! Captured at the old lighthouse at Gardur on the Reykjanes penunsula of Iceland.

Photo: Kristin Repsher / Boots And A Backpack

The colorful mineral composition of Icelandic geography

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Photo: Lindsay / Frugal Frolicker

 

Iceland islands shrouded in fog

32_iceland_flowersPhoto: Szymon / http://www.znajkraj.pl/

An Iceland harbor

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Photo: Carole Meyers / Travels With Carole

 

Icelandic waterfalls

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Photo: Dave Brett / Travel Dave

The mountains of Iceland

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Photo: Claire Robinson / Zig Zag On Earth

 

Dettifoss

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Photo: Hugo Cura / Breathe With Us

 

Skógafoss

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Photo: Hugo Cura / Breathe With Us

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4 Responses to 34 Insane Photos From the Real Land of Ice and Fire

  1. Cristina February 6, 2016 at 6:05 am #

    Beautiful!!!!

  2. Johnny February 10, 2016 at 10:47 pm #

    I wish to live in a beautiful country like iceland.. So peaceful, tranquil and have owesome nature…

  3. Uma May 30, 2016 at 10:28 pm #

    Iceland is a country that can be described in superlatives … makes me wonder what it will feel like in person!

  4. PolandTraveler August 13, 2016 at 4:33 am #

    What an amazing picture
    This country is not yet touched by human hands

    Greetings from Poland

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