When Mike Murat and his family visited Iceland in June, they left no stone unturned on their 8-day journey.
Travelling on Nordic Visitor’s South and West in Detail self-drive tour, they packed their week full of outdoor adventures that saw them experiencing Iceland’s extreme contrasts in landscapes, from the aftermath of ancient volcanic eruptions to the icy expanses that give the country its name.
A geophysicist by trade, Mike combined his deeply-rooted interest in geology with his love of Leica photography for some truly stunning results on his Instagram account. And for that, he is our Nordic Photo of the Month winner for August 2016.
When they weren’t trekking over volcanic black sands, like at the eerie-looking Sólheimasandur (this month’s featured photo on our Facebook page, pictured at top), they met friendly horses, hiked on glaciers, felt the mist of waterfalls, saw marine life on a boat tour and more.
To get the stories behind the photos, join us for a Q&A session with Mike below… Continue reading…