It is no secret, I am completely obsessed with Instagram. It is the first social media I check, and the one I most frequently am active on. All those beautiful pictures that people share, it is like getting to take a vacation every time I open Instagram, what’s not to love?!
A few months ago I decided to find another excuse to spend even more time on Instagram looking at pretty pictures and created #UnlockingIceland a hashtag for all to share their Icelandic adventures.
Before we get into my favorite pictures from #UnlockingIceland I have to say a huge thank you to everyone who has shared their gorgeous Iceland pictures! Every time I scroll through the feed it just makes me so happy, and reminds me that I live in such a gorgeous place. I am loving following along on everyone’s adventures around Iceland and now have lots of new places I want to visit thanks to your pictures! Keep them coming!
And now onto my favorite pictures in #UnlockingIceland from the pasts few months.
Favorite Waterfall Picture
I am a sucker for a waterfall picture, and isn’t this one a beauty?! This image captures the massive size of this beautiful waterfall so well. This picture also reminded me that I really must visit Skógafoss during the winter months when it is surrounded with pretty snow.
Favorite Beach Picture
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Beaches are probably not the first thing that come to your mind when thinking about Iceland, but the black sand beaches, you really have to see them. This image is such a perfect capture of the Icelandic beaches, black sand and ice with the sunset, gorgeous!
Favorite Icelandic Horse Pose
Oh how I adore the Icelandic horses! A trip to Iceland is really not complete without stopping to pet these cuties, and Instagram some pictures to share at #UnlockingIceland of course.
Favorite Snow Picture
The record breaking snowfall we got in Reykjavik in December turned the city into a gorgeous winter wonderland, I loved it. It is pretty tough to complain about your daily commute when that is your view!
Favorite Northern Lights Picture
Those colors! This Northern Light capture is stunning, and reminds me that I have yet to photograph the Northern Lights well, fingers crossed this happens soon.
Favorite Landscape Picture
One of my favorite views on the south coast, the charming town of Vik sure looks pretty with all its summer colors. I can’t wait for those gorgeous green landscapes to return!
Favorite Blue Lagoon Picture
This picture needs made into a poster or something, such a pretty shot of the Blue Lagoon! Every time I have been to the Blue Lagoon I fail to get a nice picture, this picture has inspired me to work those modeling skills and get a good shot next time I am soaking in the blue waters.
Favorite Swimming Picture:
While I would definitely not recommend taking a swim at the Glacier Lagoon this picture made me laugh, and shiver, they have to be freezing!
Favorite Steamy Picture:
Geothermal areas are bubbling all over Iceland! There is something so unique and beautiful about these steamy areas that tend to smell like rotten eggs. I mean just look at the landscape in the picture, you don’t see views like that just anywhere!
Favorite on my Bucket List Picture:
Take me here now! How gorgeous is this place?! Fjaðrárgljúfur has been on my radar for awhile now and I am determined to visit this year. I need to see this amazing canyon with my own eyes!
Favorite Picture I Took:
This winter Iceland has been extra gorgeous and Instagrammable, but this picture with the snow, it pretty well sums up my favorite memories from the past few months. I know I keep going on about it, but really the snow we got in December, it was gorgeous. I wouldn’t mind another snowstorm or two this winter :)
Thanks to all who shared their pictures last month! If you are heading to Iceland be sure to share your pictures with #UnlockingIceland so we can all feed our Icelandic wanderlust!
Question of the Day?
What are your favorite Instagram hashtags to browse? What is your go to social media?