Four spots to visit
The best time to see and experience much of Iceland is during the height of summer. Here
are four places that are great to visit, but which are slightly off the beaten track, that the
Icelandic Times recommends. These are different places that have so much to offer. The
picture from Þeistareykir geothermal area, which is east of Húsavík, was taken on a cold
summer day—cold since you are up there in the highlands. You just have to dress well in
warm, rain- and windproof clothing, and enjoy the brilliant colours and energy that draw
you into this dramatic area, which has an excellent connection after Landsvirkjun built a
power plant and a straight and wide asphalt road. The photo over Leirhöfn on the
Melrakkaslétta towards Rauðanúp was taken five minutes before midnight, on the brightest
night of the year. The photo from Langasjó was taken in torrential rain, the photo of
Frostastaðavatn in total stillness. So don’t let the weather stop you when travelling in

The splendour of colour is unique on Þeistareik

Midnight sun on the Melrakka plain

At Langasjó, green lava and black sands

Perfect reflection on Frostastaðavatn lake


Ísland :  RX1R II, A7R IV : FE 1.8/135mm GM, 2.0/35mm, FE 1.2/50mm GM

Ljósmyndir & texti : Páll Stefánsson