Magical Iceland is captured flawlessly for the Alexander von Humboldt series of puzzles. The skill by the photographer for framing a view will make this 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle a firm favorite. Iceland’s remote landscape is fascinating and enchanting. The Iceland puzzle with its waterfall radiates tranquillity, the rushing water cascades dreamlike down the mountain edge - creating shimmers of light in the pool below. The rising sun illuminates the volcanic land. The puzzle’s completed size is 27.6” x 19.7”, and the perfection of the print is guaranteed, due to it being manufactured in Germany by Heye. The Seljalands Waterfall is fascinating and doing this puzzle will have you enthralled right from the start.
Warning: Choking hazard. Small parts. Not for children under 3.
What I liked: quality puzzle pieces with a matte finish that helps reduce lighting glare; beautiful, sharp landscape photo (it’s exactly as advertised); decent-sized box for sorting; pieces were completely separated on arrival (completely cut, so no hassle trying to separate conjoined pieces); very fun to build with such vibrant, colorful sections. It’s a quality product for sure.
Why I gave this four stars instead of five: puzzle piece fit. Many—too many—pieces fit multiple places. Rookie mistake, you may be thinking. However, I’ve built hundreds of puzzles, and have never encountered anything like this. Several times mid-build I had to dismantle different sections, including the edge (twice, different sides) to hunt for a piece that had been errantly placed. This had to be done trial and error, as pieces appeared to fit seamlessly, front and back, when in reality they did not. Many pieces have extremely narrow necks, which would be very easy to damage when trying a piece out in more than one place.