English photographer Kris Atomic (not, unfortunately, her actual name) visited the Icelandic capital recently, and was talked into shooting it from a helicopter by her mom.
Trying not to vomit, she managed to bring back some spectacular shots, made memorable by her use of the tilt/shift photographic technique.
Tilt/shift (fully explained here) changes the shape of the depth of field and allows for selective focus, which is what gives her Reykjavik shots the look of Miniature World at the Empress Hotel.
I hunted around and found more astounding examples of this style from around the world.
Thanks to Michela Byl for bringing Kris Atomic to my attention!