Great day of landscape photography at Gatanöf

Creating a good photo composition in landscape photography is the subject of this video. We had a great time working the scene, trying to create a proper landscape photo. This is how we do practical photography on location. The Gatanöf rock might be the next Instagram photo hit, but it could just as well just be a rock out in the sea.

It can be argued that photography is not only about the conditions needed to get the shot. The main actors are the moments, – the experience and the mindfulness of the experience. When considering the ideal conditions for photography the wind plays an important role. Calm winds offer the possibility of reflections and sometimes the reflections provide great foregrounds. This is what we focused on at Gatanöf.

Gatanöf is in many ways similar to Hvítserkur at Vatnsnes. It is possible to walk right up to it on low tide if you are careful. For photographers, it is one of the more interesting destinations close to Húsavík, north-Iceland. As long as the weather is reasonable it´s possible to walk down to Gatanöf all year around.

We did also visit Gatanöf in the middle of March and had a great time shooting the northern lights. Those northern lights photos are also featured in this video.

Did I mention that our books are now available on our new online store with rather low worldwide shipping. If you order any 2 books the shipping cost is the same since the shipment is under 2 kg.

Our Books About Iceland

Bird Photography in Iceland - Our 40 Favorite Locations

Bird Photography In Iceland—Our 40 Favorite Locations


Bird Photography In Iceland—Our 40 Favorite Locations, is written for those planning to photograph birds in Iceland. We share our secrets and aim to maintain a straightforward, honest, no-nonsense approach, free from tourism companies’ hidden marketing. We recommend these locations to our friends who are into bird photography.

The e-book can be found here…

PHOTOGRAPHING ICELAND – A Photo Guide to 100 locations

It is a must-have if you plan to visit Iceland. It is an excellent guide to Iceland and the book we wish we had read years ago when we started traveling in our country for landscape photography. The book is the result of a vast undertaking that took more than a year. It is available in all major bookstores in Iceland and our online store. It is now also available as an e-book.

The e-book version can be found here…

The print version is here…

The printed version is 21×14,5 cm and 352 pages.

ICELAND: Wild At Heart

Our beautiful bestseller. Available in all bookstores in Iceland and our online store.

Hardcover large format: 26,5 x 22,5 x 2cm and 160 pages.

GRIMSEY – The Arctic Wildlife Wonder

This is a must-have if you plan to visit Grimsey. It is only available in our online store and the Gallery in Grimsey.

Hardcover: 24,5 x 17,5 cm and 120 pages / 7000 words

It is possible to order our books from our online store, which ships worldwide:

Notice that the shipping cost is the same if you order two books.