February is quite special and unique. It’s the shortest month of the year, it’s the only month that gains a day every 4 years, but it’s also a month that’s free from a lot of the noise preceding it.
December is filled with Christmas, January is all about ‘new year, new me,’ but February can be about whatever you want it to be. It marks the beginning of the final official month of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.
February is a great time to reflect on how the start of the year has been for you, and to start looking ahead and plan your best 2019 without the pressure of overdoing it during the holiday season looming over your head.
Perhaps you want to take up a new hobby, finally join that roller derby team, or maybe it’s time to book that trip to Iceland you’ve been dreaming about for so long.
Whatever you decide, you’re going to need to keep track of the time before the 28 days of February are gone, and for that, we’ve got you covered.
We have created a calendar for February featuring some of the spectacular sights of Iceland you can download and use as a desktop photo. Just right click with your mouse on the photo you love and press ‘save as.’
There are four versions to choose from. Each photo captures special moments from around the country, from the powerful force of a waterfall, to the crystalline beauty of an ice cave, to the golden-peach twilight of an early sunset over the shore of a black sand beach in the south.
Whatever you want to get out of this month, just remember it’s yours, and it doesn’t last long so soak it up.
Skógafoss is possibly one of the most photographed waterfalls in Iceland. It’s been an uncredited star in many films like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Snow White and the Huntsman: Winters War.
It’s one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland with a width of 15 metres and a drop of 60 metres. The amount of spray it produces often creates an otherworldly double rainbow, and the constant flow of water makes every photo taken of it completely unique.
Find out what makes Skógafoss such a great photography destination here
Ice Cave Near Vatnajokull
Entering an Ice cave is like stepping into a crystal palace worthy of an epic superhero film. They are an incredibly rare, naturally occurring phenomena. They are formed each year in the fall when the running spring waters freeze.
They are so elusive, experts have to search for them and because their locations change with the seasons, Ice caves are as unique as fingerprints.
Want to explore an Ice Cave? Find tours here
Winter Sunset over Reynisfjara Beach
The Reynisfjara black sand beach is a must see in Iceland. For most people traveling here, it’s a sight unlike anything they have ever seen before. The sand is pure black, volcanic leftovers from the time when Iceland rose out of the sea.
In the distance are some needle-like rock formations which, according to legend, are the bodies of three trolls who tried to drag a ship to shore but were caught by the sun and turned to stone forever.
In winter, the added snow and golden sunset create a colour pallet that would make Bob Ross salivate.
Northern Lights over Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon
This magnificent array of dancing green ribbons of light stretched across the sky is matched perfectly with the almost glowing blue orbs of glacial ice.
The elusive auroras are one of the most common reasons people from all over the world flock to Iceland in the colder months.
In a modern world, where most of us spend hours each day looking down at screens, it’s a relief to encounter something that encourages us to look up and appreciate the natural wonders of our big blue planet.
Want to explore Iceland’s south? Check out this 5 Day Winter Self Drive Tour
Have you been to any of these places? What did you enjoy the most? What would you like to see in our March calendar? Tell us in the Facebook comments below.