Iceland is a wonderful place and a country with about 350k welcomes tourists many fold over. Iceland has special place for photographers. In summer months you see the exotic waterfalls, Diamond Beach, the glaciers, sulphur springs, volcanic rocks, horses and sheep and in winter months you can view Northern Lights, snow, ice and natural landscape beauty drapped in white. Whether you use a smartphone or a DSLR, trying to capture the settings and the view as presented ia part of the trip. We undertook a trip and found that most places were very well published like Kirkjufell. There, indeed, is a lot of landscape that can be discovered on a particular day (because light is a natural variable which makes the same scene different). Did you know that Trolls are very popular in Iceland. If you go to the local store, you will find it every where.
I am proud that I used my Sony A7m3 and created abundant videos as well as over 5000 photos. I was successful in recording occurence of Northern Lights, as well! I am a former user of Canon DSLR and Panasonic GH cameras and can relate to the extra effort that would be required to capture Northern Lights (you know, I am talking in relative terms).
In my view, Akureyri and surrounding areas are more beautiful in terms of landscape though Grundarfjörður presents grand setting of Mt. Kirkjufell and Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall. Northern Lights is a special phenomenon that you can wish to see and one must see in lifetime.