Einar Þór Gustafsson

Espresso and whisky drinking foodie that likes to run up mountains and swim in the cold ocean. Co-founder of Getlocal 

2 minute read17 Jul 2017

15 photos of Iceland you won't believe are real

This is Iceland like you've never seen it before, it's hard to imagine that these photos are actually real but they were all taken from high above Iceland in a helicopter by photographer Jon Gustafsson and published in his book Iceland is a Work of Art.

These photos of rivers, lava fields, volcanos and glaciers show how amazing and different Iceland can be. Can you be believe they are real?

Þjórsá river
Þjórsá river

Blanda river
Blanda river

Þjórsá river
Þjórsá river

Ölfusá
Ölfusá river

Eyjafjallajökull
Eyjafjallajökull glacier/volcano

Vatnajökull
Vatnajökull glacier

þjórsá
Þjórsá river

Álftarhólmi
Álftarhólmi

Galdrahraun
Galdrahraun lava field

Þjórsárósar
Þjórsárósar

Hvítárvatn
Hvítárvatn lake

Þjórsárósar
Þjórsárósar

Ölfusá
Ölfusá

Eyjafjallajökull
Eyjafjallajökull glacier/volcano

Þjórsárósar
Þjórsárósar

If you are in Iceland we recommend you check out the exhibition "Iceland is a Work of Art" at the coffee house Mokka kaffi on Skólavörðustígur in Reykjavik where Jon's exhibition is currently being shown and the photos are on sale.

You can also order a copy of his book online, in the book it you will find 80 pages of artistic aerial photographs of Iceland for just $49. 

Experience the breathtaking Icelandic scenery first hand by going on one of the great helicopter tours sold on Getlocal.is

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Here are some great tours we recommend

 

Geothermal Adventure to Hengill

A helicopter ride to a site of boiling mud pools and hot steam

kr 47,000 1 Hour

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Reykjavík Helicopter Tour

Get an aerial view of the city where two-thirds of Iceland lives.

kr 27,000 20 Minutes

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Landing On A Mountaintop

A flight around the city with a landing up on Mount Esja.

kr 0 50 Minutes

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Heli Happy Hour

This round trip to a nearby mountain takes in breath-taking views of Reykjavik as you overfly the city and land on one of the table top mountains.

kr 38,900 45 Minutes

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