"They're both strong symbols for Iceland itself...A rock in the middle of the ocean, [...] talented and dedicated people."
It was a difficult and dangerous operation, Janse says. The fact that the film crew was also shooting from a helicopter only heightened the stakes.
"Our helicopter was equipped with the camera, and this enormous orange Coast Guard helicopter was undertaking very difficult choreography to make our FlyOver shot work," Janse says. "This operation only worked because we worked with highly trained professionals."
FlyOver's film-helicopter pilot Jón Björnsson—a local legend—actually trained the Coast Guard Helicopter pilot, who claimed he learned all he knows about helicopter flying from Björnsson.
It's nearly impossible to visit the Þrídrangaviti Lighthouse. And yet it represents the isolation, exposure and ingenuity of Iceland so well. Get a look at it yourself in the thrilling FlyOver Iceland flight-ride.