Photos Of The Week: #GVpics Instagram Contest

Photos Of The Week: #GVpics Instagram Contest

Dear Instagrammers, photographers and readers. Thank you for all of your wonderful submissions in our #GVpics Instagram contest. It is always such a joy scrolling through the wonderful photographs of buildings, animals, venues and trips around the country.

The pictures for this week’s contest all have one thing in common—beautiful, strong colours. Landscapes are dominating, and most of the pictures are filled with snow and ice—but spring is coming, as some entries show. Here’s the shortlist:

An often-photographed waterfall, but a unique shot.

The amazing Godafoss in the north of Iceland! #iceland #godafoss #waterfall

A photo posted by Living In Iceland (@livinginiceland) on

A lovely shot of Justin Bieber’s favorite spot in Iceland.

Hey wait, this isn’t Iceland! That’s cheating!

A quiet afternoon

A photo posted by Romain Loubeyre (@romain_loubeyre) on

Their breath stinks.

nose to nose #selfie #horse #iceland #friends #GVpics

A photo posted by Ewa (@ewson_m) on

Ice and all things nice.

Heading into a glacier. This really puts the ice in ICEland!

A photo posted by Shing Yoong (@theculturemap) on

OMG! Sun!

Office sunshine! ☀️✌️#icelandicwinter #phdlife #gvpics

A photo posted by Charla Basran (@cjbasran) on

Snow looks beautiful—until you fall on your face trying to catch the bus.

This tourist skipped the Golden Circle and ran straight to Mjölnir. Our kind of gal.

This is an unrealistic portrayal of Icelandic women. Most of us are not this tan.

Icelandic Barbie. #iceland #gvpics #icelandexplored #icelandicdesign

A photo posted by @21lo on

This is actually the most beautiful thing about driving in Iceland in the winter time, drifting snow.

Into the wild #Iceland

A photo posted by GUNNAR FREYR (@icelandic_explorer) on

And The Winner Is:

This beautiful cat had to win. After all, standoffish fluffy cats are one of Reykjavík’s defining characteristics.

Congratulations hvittlandslag! You have a T-shirt and goodie bag waiting for you.

And thanks for your wonderful photographs, dear readers and Instagrammers—keep tagging your pics with #GVpics for a chance to win the weekly Instagram competition.

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