Two beautiful countries with various things to see and do, not just only for landscape and scenery but “outdoor” attractions is what I would call it. These two countries are the perfect place for those who seeks peace and tranquility in addition to their beautiful scenery, and last but not least, the most happy and friendly people that I’ve encountered during most of my travel. However, if you only interested in photography, then Iceland is “The” place. If you’d like to enjoy outdoorsy things, relax, hikes, foods, etc…then maybe Norway. I’ve not traveled to the upper northern area of Norway, where I understand that it might be better for photography, so that would be my focal point if I come back.
Similarly, Iceland also has so many more places to explore, off the beaten paths that I had not had time to do, so maybe next time too. Literally, when driving around Iceland, I wanted to stop every few miles to take some pictures! But doing so would have robbed me of the time I needed to visit these major touristy spots, and that was the purpose of this first visit.
One thing to note, these two countries are both expensive to visit. If you’re used to how much things cost in USA, then you might be shocked. But the price is worth the visit, IMO.