Landscape photography competition offers special prize for Iceland

ByDavid M. Conte

May 10, 2022

Despite its remoteness, Iceland’s extraordinary natural beauty draws visitors from all over the world.

Gushing waterfalls, active volcanoes, steaming hot springs and, if you’re lucky, the Northern Lights, the country leaves a lasting impression on those who visit.

To celebrate the stunning natural beauty of the island, the Icelandic hotel Rangá has launched the Midnight Suncatcher Contest for photographers around the world, with an incredible price of a free 10-day hotel stay in June. And yes, flights are also included.

In exchange, the winner will be invited to spend part of their stay taking photos of the midnight sun, with the best images featured on the hotel’s website.

Hotel Rangá, located about 5o miles southeast of the Icelandic capital of Reykjavík, decided to hold the contest following the huge success of a similar contest held last winter focusing on the Northern Lights. .

This time, however, it’s all about the summer sun.

“During the summer months in Iceland, the sun barely sets, providing endless opportunities for daytime adventure photography,” the hotel says on its website, adding that the winner will have a great opportunity to develop his portfolio of photographs.

The lucky guest will also have the chance to “explore the photogenic land of fire and ice on their days off,” the hotel says, but if photography is your passion, take photos for the hotel’s website. hotel will hardly look like work.

Think you have what it takes to be Hotel Rangá’s midnight sun-catcher? The application form on its website requires you to include samples of your work and also provide links to any social media accounts you manage.

But if you want to get involved, you better hurry. The contest ends on Sunday, May 15.

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