15 photos of Iceland in Summer to inspire your next trip

Iceland during Midnight Sun

Looking for inspiration for your next photo tour to Iceland in summer? We want to help you with our best 15 photos of Iceland in Summer. Iceland is a great destination all year, but during summer you can enjoy the midnight sun and great light conditions.

Even if you think that visit Iceland during winter is the best time, summer not will disappoint you.

During summer you will get a lot of hours of light. Not only this, the midnight sun is the perfect moment for landscape photography in Iceland. Travel to Iceland during summer will bring to your adventure epic moments.

Also is a perfect moment for a road trip all around the Ring Road. The conditions during summer should be better than in winter. Another point is that during summer you could capture the beautiful pink and purple wildflowers.

At the end of this post, you will find a map with the best locations for your next trip.

Photos of Iceland in Summer

Enjoy this gallery with the best photos of Iceland in Summer. Below each image, you will find the camera settings. So it can help you in your next Photography Workshop in Iceland to capture yourself.

Reyniskyrka Church (Vik), Iceland during summer
Reyniskyrka Church (Vik), Iceland during summer
  • Camera: Nikon D810
  • Lens: Nikon 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal lens: 24mm
  • Aperture: f/11
  • Speed shutter: 1/60
  • ISO: 200
Hvitserkur The Stone Rhino - ICELAND
Hvitserkur The Stone Rhino, Iceland
  • Camera: Nikon D810
  • Lens: Nikon 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal lens: 24mm
  • Aperture: f/8
  • Speed shutter: 2,5 sec
  • ISO: 64
Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
Reynisfjara Beach, Iceland
  • Camera: Nikon D800
  • Lens: Nikon 24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal lens: 24mm
  • Aperture: f/14
  • Speed shutter: 1/8
  • ISO: 200
Diamond beach, Iceland
Diamond beach, Iceland
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Lens: EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Focal lens: 16mm
  • Aperture: f/18
  • Speed shutter: 1 sec
  • ISO: 100
Long Exposure in Vestrahorn, Iceland
Long Exposure in Vestrahorn, Iceland
  • Camera: Nikon D750
  • Lens: Nikon 14.0-24.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal lens: 14mm. Panorama of 5 vertical photos
  • Aperture: f/22
  • Speed shutter: 4 sec
  • ISO: 64
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach
  • Camera: Sony ILCE-7R
  • Lens: FE 16-35mm F4 ZA OSS
  • Focal lens: 21mm
  • Aperture: f/16
  • Speed shutter: 2 sec
  • ISO: 400
Dyrhólaey viewpoint, Iceland
Dyrhólaey viewpoint, Iceland
  • Camera: Nikon D750
  • Lens: Nikon 14.0-24.0 mm f/2.8
  • Focal lens: 14mm. Panorama of 7 vertical photos
  • Aperture: f/22
  • Speed shutter: 1/4
  • ISO: 64
Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland
Skogafoss waterfall in Iceland
  • Camera: Nikon Z7
  • Lens: Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S
  • Focal lens: 30mm
  • Aperture: f/10
  • Speed shutter: 2,5 sec
  • ISO: 100

Best locations in Iceland during Summer

And here are the map with these locations and some other that you should visit in your next trip to Iceland:

Is Iceland good in summer?

Summer is the most colorful season in Iceland. It’s a perfect time for hiking the beautiful landscapes and access the incredible Highlands. Also to swim in the natural hot springs.

Can you see Northern Lights in Iceland in summer?

The northern lights are visible briefly even between May and August. But it’s not the best time to see it because it never gets properly dark in Iceland during summer. September through March is the best season to see Northern lights because the nights are longest.

What is Iceland like in the summer?

Iceland in summer can be very sunny and quite pleasant. Although the temps in Iceland are unlikely to drop to tropical or subtropical temps, it’s generally not so cold. On average days the temperatures are closer to 10-15 °c (50-59 °F). While on a really warm summer day, the peaks can reach temperatures around 20-25 °C.

How long is summer in Iceland?

The days during the Icelandic summer are long. Around the summer solstice (21st of June), the sun sets in Iceland just after 00:00 and rises just before 03:00. This means that the day is 21 hours long. During these three hours, the light of the sun is still visible, so sunlight is 24 hours.

Remember to look for more inspiration in pages like 500px or Flickr. If you come with us to our next Iceland Photo Tour, we will bring you to the best spots and teach you how to capture the same photos. Also, you will be able to try Kase Filters for free, and if you need help with a good camera for this trip, read our post about it.


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About the author

Eduardo Fuster is a Spanish landscape & travel photographer. Graduate in Art & Design, and master in Motion Graphics. More than 15 years of experience working for advertisement, tv, cinema, real estate & stock agencies.
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