Webcams in West Iceland

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West Iceland is only an hours‘ drive from Reykjavik and is accessible by car all year round. As a result the region is a suitable destination for those who have limited time, but for those with more time on their hands there is plenty to see and do in West Iceland. 

Webcams areas in Iceland

South West - West - Westfjords - North - North East - South East - South - Highlands


The landscape in West Iceland is variable: mountains, ranges, volcanoes, craters, lava fields and valleys and the second largest lowland area of the country. The area belongs to the old, western basaltic region. The geothermal activity is the greatest in the country.

There are many attractions and historical sites. The trades are based on the fisheries, fish processing, industry, farming and tourism and unemployment is at its minimum. This part of the country is the richest in Saga literature and is connected with an abundance of Sagas, such as The Book of Settlements, Gunnlaugssaga, Hardarsaga Njalssaga, Laxdaelasaga, Egilssaga, Eyrbyggjasaga, The Greenlander Saga and the Gislasaga.

West Iceland


Thingvellir National Park

Þingvellir is a place in Bláskógabyggð in southwestern Iceland, near the peninsula of Reykjanes and the Hengill volcanic area. Þingvellir is a site of historical, cultural, and geological importance and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland. It is the site of a rift valley that marks the crest of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. It is also home to Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake in Iceland. - Location Map

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Thingvellir National Park


Stykkisholmur town

Stykkishólmur is a town and municipality situated in the western part of Iceland, to the north of the Snæfellsnes peninsula. With its 1,100 inhabitants, it is a center of services and commerce for the area. Most of the people make their living from fishing and tourism. A ferry called Baldur goes over the Breiðafjörður fjord to the West Fjords (Vestfirðir). It also is the gateway to Flatey. - Location Map

Webcam feed:Stykkisholmur town


Budardalur village

Búðardalur is a village situated on the Hvammsfjörður in the north-west of Iceland. The village also lies at the north-eastern end of the Snæfellsnes peninsula and is part of the municipality of Dalabyggð. Búðardalur has about 250 inhabitants and it is a service center for the area. There are 650 inhabitants in the whole county. - Location Map

Webcam feed: Budardalur village(Búðárdalur)


Laugarvatn - village and lake

Laugarvatn is a lake and small town in the south of Iceland. It is a bit smaller than the neighbouring Apavatn. It is situated at a popular touristical round-trip, the Golden Circle and acts as a popular staging post in the area. There is a small but popular hostel situated in the town. If somebody wants to go from Þingvellir to Haukadalur, it is possible to follow a track through an interesting volcanic landscape and along Laugarvatn. The lake contains some geothermal springs under the surface, making it a popular swimming spot with some warm patches along the shoreline year-round. - Location Map

Webcam feed: Laugarvatn - village and lake


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Webcam feed of road conditions in West Iceland


Here below you can find a direct feed from selected roads in West Iceland.

Hringvegur (1) Ring road, Grundartangi

Location map - Webcam feeds:  Grundartangi to the South - On the road - Grundartangi to the North


Hvalfjarðarvegur road (47), Þyrill (Thyrill)

Location map - Webcam feeds:  Thyrill to the South - On the road - Thyrill to the North


Borgarfjarðarbraut road (50), Litli-Kroppur

Location map - Webcam feeds:  Litli-Kroppur to the South - On the road - Litli-Kroppur to the North


Hringvegur (1) Ring road, Kolás

Location map - Webcam feeds:  Kolas to the South - On the road - Kolas to the North


Hringvegur (1) Ring road, Sveinatunga

Location map - Webcam feeds:  Sveinatunga to the North - On the road - On the road (2) - Sveinatunga to the South


Snæfellsnesvegur road (54), Haffjarðará river

Location map - Webcam feeds:  Haffjardara to the South - On the road - Haffjardara to the West


Vestfjarðavegur road (60), Brattabrekka

Location map - Webcam feeds:  Brattabrekka to the North - On the road - Brattabrekka to the South


Hringvegur (1) Ring road, Holtavörðuheiði mountain pass

Location map - Webcam feeds:  Seen to the North - On the road - Seen to the South


Vatnaleið road (56), Vatnaleið pass

Location map - Webcam feeds:  Vatnaleid to the North - On the road - Vatnaleid to the South


Laxárdalsvegur road (59), Laxárdalsheiði mountain pass

Location map - Webcam feeds:  Seen to the West - On the road - Seen to the East


Vestfjarðarvegur road (60), Svínadalur valley

Location map - Webcam feeds:  Svinadalur to the North - On the road - Svinadalur to the South



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South West - West - Westfjords - North - North East - South East - South - Highlands

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