Let’s Photograph Iceland

A perfect destination for photography!

The natural beauty and grandeur of Iceland is easily accessible making it a great place to strike out on a photo tour and capture some amazing shots with the help of an experienced photographer. Let’s photograph in Iceland with RAX, one of our most famous photographers whose work has been featured in international publications and exhibited across Europe.

About Ragnar Axelsson

Born in Iceland, 1958

Ragnar Axelsson, also known as RAX is our most famous photographer and has done work and stories for various agencies and magazines, shooting in Iceland, the Faroes, Greenland, Indonesia, Scandinavia, and Siberia. RAX has been traveling the Arctic for almost three decades. His images have won him recognition as a documentary photographer and he has had photographs and picture essays published in Life, National Geographic Magazine, Le Figaro, Stern, La Vanguardia, Time, and elsewhere.

Work Experience

Photographer for Icelandic daily newspaper Morgunbladid, Iceland’s biggest newspaper from 1976- 2020. Freelance work shooting projects in various parts of the world for numerous magazines and agencies.


Photographs and picture essays published in LIFE, National Geographic, Le Figaro, Stern, La Vanguardia, and TIME, to name a few. Faces and Figures: Contemporary Scandinavian Photography, New York: American Scandinavian Foundation, 2001. Faces of the North, a book on vanishing lifestyles in the North Atlantic; Greenland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands, 2004.


TThe Annual Icelandic Photojournalists Awards (Est. 1991): More than 20 awards, including Photographer of the Year, four times, and Documentary Story of the Year, six times. The Oskar Barnack Award, 2001. Honourable Mention – Festival Photo de Mare, Vannes, Grand Prix.

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