It had been 80 years since Iceland’s capital had last seen more than 50 cm of snow fall from the skies in one single night, and just 4 more cm would have made last Sunday break the overall record of 55 cm from January 1937. Unsurprisingly, public transportation came to a standstill and all roads leading out of Reykjavík were closed. Most of the capital’s inhabitants had a cozy day in, but both local and visiting photographers had a field day. When scrolling through Instagram, we certainly are jealous of those lucky enough to be in Iceland this weekend.
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“It was very fun to shoot and people seemed very excited by the weather. I took pictures of lots of couples holding hands – everyone was getting into the romantic vibe because of the snow,” Gunnar Freyr, also known as the Icelandic Explorer, said to BBC. He woke up around 3 a.m. by the sound of trees breaking in his backyard, and immediately decided to get out and take some photos. “It was a difficult shoot because my camera kept getting covered with snow, but there was so much light from the snow reflecting on everything it was great conditions for night photography.”