What is the most beautiful place in Iceland? I’m often asked this question. And, of course, there is no one place the most beautiful. The light, the atmosphere, the season, and history make a place or moment come alive. But Langanes and Arnarfjörður are the first two places that come to mind. Langanes is number one. If I give it a little thought, then, of course, Vatnajökull and Öxarfjörður are fighting for first place. But suppose I add everything I have seen and experienced in Iceland’s nature. In that case, Langisjór in Vatnajökull National Park, west of Laki, in Vestur – Skaftafellssýsla, is the most beautiful spot in the country. That is my opinion today…. tomorrow it could be Ásbyrgi, Landmannalaugar, Melrakkaslétta, Álftanes, Þingvellir, or of course, Hornbjarg, which has no equivalent in our nature. But at least here are pictures of Langisjór.
Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
Iceland 2018/2021: A7R III, A7R IV, RX1R II: FE 1.4/50mm Z, FE 2.8/100mm GM, 2.0/35mm Z