Where can I watch webcams from Iceland?

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The recent eruptions on the Reykjanes peninsula have certainly increased the interest in webcams from Iceland, and now viewers throughout the world can watch the eruptions live as they unfold.

Beyond the volcanic eruptions, however, there are many reasons why travellers and residents alike may want to check out a webcam. They can provide real-time information on weather conditions, give you a new perspective on a potential vacation destination, or just make for some interesting people-watching. Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of the most interesting webcams in Iceland.

Webcams from Iceland

National broadcaster RÚV operates several webcams. At the moment, most of them cover the ongoing eruption near Grindavík. Below is an embedded mosaic, which allows you to view all of the perspectives of the eruption.

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration also operates many webcams. You can find a list of webcams broken down by region, in addition to a live map that has links to all of the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration’s webcams. This is an especially useful resource if you plan on travelling and want to check road and weather conditions.

Live from Iceland also has a large collection of webcams, with everything from the recent volcanic eruptions, Perlan in Reykjavík, Þingvellir National Park, Akureyri, and more.

Travellers to the Westfjords will also find Snerpa especially helpful. The Westfjords-based company currently has live webcams in 15 locations throughout the Westfjords, including Ísafjörður, Dynjandi, Súðavík, and Þingeyri. The Westfjords can have especially unpredictable weather conditions for Iceland, so this is an excellent resource.

The Icelandic Met Office operates several webcams, including from the roof of its Reykjavík offices and more remote areas, such as the highland, Mývatn, and even the volcanic island Surtsey.

Many port authorities throughout Iceland operate webcams. Fans of boats, shipping, and everything maritime may find these of interest! Most harbours have a webcam, including the Faxaflói harbour in Reykjavík, the Kópavogur harbour, and Hafnarfjörður harbour.

Many municipalities also operate webcams, from large towns to small villages. The municipality of Fjarðabyggð in the East Fjords has webcams in many of its settlements, for example, as do many towns on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The town of Akureyri also operates a webcam, in addition to webcams near the ski slopes.

Many park areas and popular nature destinations also have webcams, such as Vatnajökull National Park. The iconic Kirkjufell mountain also has a webcam, so you can time the weather for your next photo shoot, or watch the northern lights glitter over this famous landmark.

The hardware store Byko also has a webcam in their Selfoss location so viewers can stay up-to-date with a pair of ravens that nest there, Hrefna and Hrafn.

Additionally, bird watchers may also enjoy this live webcam from the harbour in Borgarfjörður Eystri, East Iceland. It’s a popular spot for puffins to nest, so it’s one of your best chances to see the iconic bird if you can’t make the trip to see them!