An especially great place for photography in southeastern Iceland is Vestrahorn Mountain. The 8-10 million year old gabbro and granophyre rocks are the remains of an ancient magma chamber of an extinct volcano. To get to it, drive on Ring Road 1 about one hour east of Jokulsarlon and exit to Stokksnes (an old World War II NATO radar base). The exit is just before the tunnel entrance east of Hofn. Drive about 3 miles on the dirt road until you reach the remote family-owned Viking Café and pay a small entrance fee.
A short hike through this stunning landscape leads to a former Viking movie set. This Viking village was initially planned to be revived in 2017 to film the movie “Vikingr” by Universal Studios.