The Iceland poppy is a native plant to Iceland. It is a short-lived perennial and blooms from late May to the end of June. Large fields of poppies can be seen in Iceland, particularly in the Mývatn area and the Westfjords. The Icelandic poppy has a long history of use in Icelandic folk medicine.
Come springtime, the Icelandic landscape transforms into a sea of red as the country’s famous “blómkalli” flowers bloom in full force. Although Iceland poppy blooms in many of America’s states, such as California and Georgia, Iceland’s poppies are much more sought after for picturesque photography. If you want to capture the iconic image of the Icelandic poppy this spring, make sure to head straight for the Blue Lagoon.