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Festive Photo of Downtown Reykjavík Goes Viral

A photo of downtown Reykjavík, taken by Óli Haukur Mýrdal, has gone viral since yesterday, mbl.is reports. He took a series of photos in the twilight on December 2.

“I’ve long dreamt of taking a great picture of downtown and I’ve dreamt of this viewpoint,” Óli Haukur told mbl.is.

“For that to happen, conditions had to be right, which they finally were yesterday [Wednesday]. A lot of snow, good weather, Christmas lights and, of course, a flying camera, something you wouldn’t have dreamt of a few years ago. Today’s technology allows us to capture moments like this one.”

In order to get this viewpoint, Óli Haukur used a drone which connects to 9-17 satellites to position itself at a precise point where it maintains the same height and direction.

The camera is fastened to three Gyro-stabilized motors, which constantly move to keep the camera completely steady.

You can view the most popular of the pictures here, on Óli Haukur’s Instagram page.

Downtown Reykjavík

Photo taken by Óli Haukur Mýrdal, used with permission.

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