Photos from my Iceland trip

Click on photos to see larger versions.

I was there with my friend Charlie Pooser, June 11–15, 2018. Charlie and I went on bus tours by Reykjavík Excursions. These proved to be a comfortable and enjoyable way of seeing some of Iceland's most famous natural sites. Charlie left Iceland a day before me; I spent the last day by myself exploring Reykjavík.

Most of these photos were taken with a Sony A6000 mirrorless compact camera, with the 16–50mm kit lens. A few of the photos, including selfies, were taken with my iPhone6. Other than resizing, none of these photos have been edited. Most of the originals are 6000 by 4000 pixels, but shown here at 1500 by 1000 pixels (or similar sizes).


A large hydroponic greenhouse tomato farm. The first photo is of my friend Charlie.

Geysir hydrothermal park

Geysers get their name from Geysir. Geysir itself rarely erupts, but a smaller geyser close by erupts every few minutes.

Gullfoss waterfall

(The first two photos show mountains with a glacier visible.)

Þingvellir National Park

This is the site where Iceland's first parliament was formed (the oldest in the world). The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is visible here, where the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates are spreading apart (one or two centimeters per year); creating many fissures. The basalt wall is the edge of the North American plate.

Skógafoss waterfall

(The first photo, of distant glaciated mountains, was taken enroute.)


A black sand beach with basalt columns.

A glacier at Sólheimajökull

Seljalandsfoss waterfall

Hellisheiði Power Station

A geothermal power station. This is one of the largest in the world, with a 300 MW capacity. (Iceland gets all of its power from renewable sources, but mostly hydroelectric power.) These photos show some motion blur because they were taken from the bus.


I walked around Old Reykjavík and visited a variety of museums and other locations. The views from above were taken from Hallgrímskirkja church, which has a 74 meter tall tower.