Disaster strikes nesting birds in Iceland

This spring started off well for the birds. In late May, a snowstorm struck the country, resulting in terrible consequences for the birds. We've been photographing birds and wildlife for the past few weeks, and this video showcases our photography experience so far in Grímsey and at Lake Mývatn.

They made fun of my bird photography

In this video, we go behind the scenes in Iceland's winter wonderland, where the goal is bird photography. I do my best to photograph ptarmigans in winter conditions. I go camping in the snow, photograph birds in cold conditions, record nature sounds with stereo microphones, and battle the hard-to-find birds. The ptarmigans proved hard to deal with.

Bird Photography in Iceland: Our 40 Favorite Locations

New ebook: Bird Photography in Iceland: Our 40 Favorite Locations We wrote Bird Photography in Iceland—Our 40 Favorite Locations as a practical guide for bird photographers traveling to Iceland. We share 40 of our favorite locations and cover each area's accessibility and avifauna, spilling our guts and secrets. We might overlook some excellent spots, but we do our best to recommend only places that have proven worthwhile for our bird photography. Those who know our work know we have been active...

Photographing Arctic Fox Family Drama

We put a lot of effort into our wildlife photography. Sometimes, it is hard to see whether we are into photography because of the photos or the experiences we witness. This time, we find four cute cubs and a male. The female is missing. Later, the destiny of this small family takes a dramatic and surprising turn.

Bird photography from a kayak

In photography, we strive to get new perspectives - see our subject in a new and different way.  To do so, photographers use all kinds of gear and methods - and buy new lenses. It was a revolution when drones became a standard photography tool for landscape photography. Suddenly, we could look down from the sky and fly into the world like birds. The floating hides were also a revolution for bird photography. In both cases, we got a...

Einar and Gyda are landscape and wildlife photographers living in Iceland. They are the authors of three books about Iceland.

Finally – our e-Book version of Photographing Iceland – A Photo Guide to 100 locations is available.

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Our books

Photographing Iceland is the perfect travel companion for anyone visiting Iceland with a camera. The book is available in our online store (www.ggart.is) with worldwide shipping – and in all major bookstores in Iceland. Check out our video about the book.

Iceland: Wild at heart is a best-seller. It is available in all bookstores in Iceland and our online store.

Grimsey: The Arctic Wildlife Wonder is our latest book about the wildlife and nature of Grimsey. It is only available in our online store and in the Gallery in Grimsey.

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The photographers map of IcelandWe created this map of Iceland based on our book Photographing Iceland – very useful for photographers. Use the map on your phone and read the book for information, pro photography tips and time saving information.


The longest day in Grimsey

The colors of the Summer Solstice on the small island of Grimsey can be mesmerizing. Summer solstices in Grímsey are a special time. This...

Surprising Photography in Greenland

10-Day Photography Expedition 10 days of photographing landscapes and wildlife in Greenland. Possibly polar bears, muskoxes, the red mountains, gigantic icebergs.  Our friend Daniel Bergmann...

3 days of gyrfalcon photography

We were surprised when we found a gyrfalcon nest when we were photographing the landscape. The hike turned into three days of bird photography.In...

Amazing footage of the volcanic eruption

Photographing the 2023 eruption at Litli-Hrutur in Iceland Photographing and visiting the new eruption in Iceland was a fantastic experience. We embarked on a...

Exploring mirrorless lenses and cameras for bird photography

Changing from our trusty Nikon DSLR cameras to the mirrorless Nikon Z7ii for bird photography has been challenging. Changing lenses is also a challenge....

Small house, Big dreams: Building Our Garden Art & Photography Studio

Building and setting up a small, some would say tiny art (photography) studio in our garden is one of our better ideas. In this...