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Photo of the Month: Chasing Waterfalls

By: Jessica
Last Updated: 25/03/2024
Posted in: General, Iceland, Contests

Autumn brings a chill to the air in Iceland, but that only means you’ll want to sit a little closer to your favourite travel mate at stunning viewpoints, like the Kolugljúfur waterfall – pictured above in our new Nordic Photo of the Month.

Thankfully, cold temperatures and changing seasons won’t keep anyone from enjoying Iceland’s abundant waterfalls. There’s seemingly one around every corner, and the most popular ones are easily accessible off the main roads. But there are a few hidden gems among these waterfalls, places that require a little extra legwork. That’s how our winners, Matt and Alexis Booth, found their strikingly beautiful photo spot. As Matt recounted:

“We ended up going to the Kolugljúfur waterfall after my wife found it in the Lonely Planet book for Iceland the night before and thought it was close enough that we should check it out.  It was actually nice going to one of the lesser visited waterfalls as we only saw two other people as we were leaving. As far as the trip goes, it was amazing! We were looking for an adventure and Nordic Visitor was able to provide us with a fantastic itinerary and accommodations along the way.  We can't wait to come back to Iceland!”
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Waterfalls weren’t the only sights Matt and Alexis stumbled upon during their tour. They were also lucky enough to capture a great northern lights show just a short drive from the village of Kirkjubæjarklaustur in South Iceland.

Matt and Alexis celebrated their honeymoon on the winter version of our Iceland Full Circle Tour, a self-drive journey around the 1,332 km Ring Road (Iceland’s main highway).

Good to know: Any of our tour packages can be tailored with special touches for a honeymoon or other special occasions. All you have to do is make a note of it when booking online or mention it to your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant.

Go chasing waterfalls: And some other natural wonders while you’re at it. A self-drive tour is the way to go for anyone interested in landscape or aurora borealis photography. And Nordic Visitor equips you with all the bells and whistles – like a personally annotated road map, free in-car Wi-Fi, our Iceland travel guide, extra brochures and more – so can wander freely in search of the perfect photo without feeling totally lost.

This month’s winning picture will be the cover image on our Facebook page until another winner is chosen next month. Will you be our next winner? Learn more about the contest.

And don’t forget to hashtag #NordicVisitor on your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pictures!

Post by: Jessica

When not writing about Northern European tourist attractions, Jessica Bowe is busy daydreaming about her next trip or scouring Instagram for travel inspiration. Originally from Wisconsin (USA), she's lived in Iceland since 2008 and has since become fully immersed in Eurovision mania and Scandinavian coffee culture.

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We'd love to give you the same amazing travel experiences as you read about in our blog! To visit the destinations and attractions mentioned in this post - and to discover a few new highlights along the way - check out these recommended Nordic Visitor tours.