Nightfall in the Land of Thor

Iceland attracts thousands of landscape photographers in the summer. Keith Wilson recalls one of his earliest journeys to a favourite location named after a famous Norse god

This being midsummer it seems all landscape photographers are heading to Iceland. With a rugged coast and a spectacular array of volcanoes, geysers, glaciers and waterfalls, Iceland’s popularity has never been higher. I was reminded of Iceland’s appeal earlier this year when judging the landscape category of an international photo competition. By a considerable margin, more pictures featured Iceland than anywhere else in the world. In particular, the famous black sand beach at Vik appeared in dozens of entries.
Of course, Iceland’s position just below the Arctic Circle means...

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Keith Wilson

Keith Wilson is the founder of both Outdoor Photography and Black + White Photography magazines and former editor of Amateur Photographer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and on-line tutor in travel photography at My Photo School.

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