Icelandic Landscapes: Visual Creative Writing Prompts

Dear readers,

Today I thought I’d share a few photos from my trip to Iceland that could spark some ideas for new stories. These places are all incredibly special to me, and I go back to them in my mind whenever I need some clarity. I hope these photos can inspire some great scenes, settings, or even worlds in your stories.


Laugarvatn. A rusty gate at the foot of a mountain. Lake up ahead. Cemetery on one side, and woods on the other.



Swans fly over lake Tjörnin. Crisp air. Hands in warm pockets.



Laugarvatn morning. Sunrise reflecting on a thawed patch of lake. Winter ending.



Blurry Reykjavik after a snow storm. 10 o’clock in the morning. Empty streets. Overworked streetlamps. Days and nights roll into one another.



Log cabin morning. Windows heated by the sun. Coffee and porridge.



Herd of Icelandic horses. Smell of hay. Round bellies, well-fed. Soft fur, soft clouds, soft snow. Hard ice, numb nose.


As always, thank you for being here. I wish you all the best in your writing endeavours.


Tamara Drazic


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