Has Traveled Around Iceland Five Times this Summer

Jón Ragnar Jónsson.

Jón Ragnar Jónsson. Photo/JonFromIceland

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Photographer Jón Ragnar Jónsson, a.k.a. Jon from Iceland, has been traveling Iceland since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. He graduated with a business degree from Reykjavík University a few years ago, and his work involves traveling and producing marketing material for individuals and businesses.

In April, he traveled the West Fjords and so far this year, he has made five or six trips around the country, in addition to countless daytrips.

He tells mbl.is it is hard to pick a favorite place. The weather and the company matter most, he states.

Jón has spent most nights in a tent this summer.

Jón has spent most nights in a tent this summer. Photo/JonFromIceland

“Recently, I’ve been in the highlands quite a bit since those roads opened in June. Those trips always stand out, because reaching your destination is such an adventure. My last trip there is possibly the highlight of the year, when 25 of us traveled in five large vehicles through Fljótshlíð and from there to Álftavatn lake.”


Jón has many exciting things coming up. He just completed a diving course and plans to dive here and there in Iceland. In addition, he will be using his newly acquired surfboard. He’d like to spend the coming weeks in the highlands, however, while the highland roads remain open.

Reindeer in East Iceland.

Reindeer in East Iceland. Photo/JonFromIceland

Among his favorite places is Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon. “It has been part of my life as long as I can remember,” he states. “I’ve been there more than a hundred times.”


When asked to recommend places to visit, he responds, “I’d like to point out beautiful places in every part of the country. These are:

Múlagljúfur canyon, South Iceland,

Stuðlagil ravine, East Iceland,

Aldeyjarfoss waterfall, North Iceland,

Rauðisandur, the West Fjords,

Snæfellsjökull glacier, West Iceland,

and last, but not least, Mælifell mountain, in the highlands.


Stuðlagil ravine.

Stuðlagil ravine. Photo/JonFromIceland


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