05 Feb Iceland in Pictures: Photo Essay from the Land of Fire & Ice
To kick off the new year I flew to Reykjavik on Wow Air with my friend Anna for a 3-day adventure. I don’t ski or snowboard and usually I’m always jetting off to sunny destinations, so this was my first proper wintry holiday! On the agenda was a tour to the golden circle, a visit to the famous Blue Lagoon and an excursion to hunt for the Northern Lights. It turned out to be one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever been on and I can understand why Iceland is tipped to be one of the top countries to visit in 2015.
For the last few months I’ve been testing out the Panasonic Lumix G6 camera in various destinations- Costa Rica, London, Madagascar…and now Iceland. Most of the time I’ve been using the kit lens although this time I took the Panasonic 20mm f1.7 as I needed something with a low f-stop to capture those pictures of the Northern Lights. Unfortunately the aurora borealis didn’t come out to play but I did get a fantastic shot of the starry night sky.
Here are some of my best images from the trip.
WOW air currently flies 10 times per week from London Gatwick to Reykjavik with twice-daily departures on Monday, Thursday and Sunday. WOW air’s direct route between London Gatwick and Reykjavik costs from just£49 one way, which includes taxes and hand luggage allowance (one bag measuring 56cm x 45cm x 25cm) plus handbag and duty-free shopping bag.
WOW air will launch flights to Boston and Washington in the US in 2015 with prices starting from £99 each way.