These stunning pictures of beautiful Icelandic waterfalls will take your breath away.
The mesmerising shots show the striking waterfalls set against the night sky and the hypnotic green glow of the Northern Lights, as well as the picturesque Icelandic scenery and stunning sunrises.
Photographer Arnar Kristjansson, from Reykjavik in southern Iceland, captured the breathtaking images while on a trip away with his girlfriend Simona, from Italy.
The reason for the presence of a large number of waterfalls in Iceland is a special structure on the island of continental crustal layers and a variety of landscapes.
The second reason are the glaciers of Iceland, which in summer is actively melting, filling with water the numerous islands of the river. Rivers become turbulent, the water level rises, and soon formed the magnificent waterfalls, different in size, capacity and shape. (Photo by Arnar Kristjansson):
3. By the way, Reykjavik – the northernmost capital of the world and the westernmost capital city in Europe. (Photo by Arnar Kristjansson):
4. The whole territory of Iceland (except for the territorial waters) lies to the south of the Arctic Circle, so there are no polar nights in the country. (Photo by Arnar Kristjansson):
5. Iceland – the largest island of volcanic origin. (Photo by Arnar Kristjansson):
6. More than 10% of the area covered by glaciers Iceland (12 thousand sq. Km). (Photo by Arnar Kristjansson):
7. Almost all Icelanders do not have family names. In Iceland, the person is called by its own name given at birth, with the addition of patronymic, that is, the father’s name (or sometimes matronima, that is, the mother’s name), that corresponds approximately to the Russian patronymic. (Photo by Arnar Kristjansson):
8. Iceland is almost devoid of forests, woodlands make up only about 1% of the total area of the island. (Photo by Arnar Kristjansson):
9. Contrary to the name and the presence of glaciers, Iceland – not an Arctic country. the country’s climate is maritime, moderately cool, windy, wet and changeable. The average temperature does not fall in the winter months below -4 ° C. (Photo by Arnar Kristjansson):
10. Weather in the country is changing dramatically, sometimes during the day, depending on the passage of cyclones eastward across the Atlantic Ocean. Icelandic proverb says: “If you do not like the weather, wait five minutes, and will be even worse.” (Photo by Arnar Kristjansson):