Webcams areas in Iceland
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hvalfjarðarvegur road (47), Þyrill (Thyrill)
Borgarfjarðarbraut road (50), Litli-Kroppur
Hringvegur (1) Ring road, Kolás
Hringvegur (1) Ring road, Sveinatunga
Snæfellsnesvegur road (54), Haffjarðará river
Vestfjarðavegur road (60), Brattabrekka
Hringvegur (1) Ring road, Holtavörðuheiði mountain pass
Vatnaleið road (56), Vatnaleið pass
Laxárdalsvegur road (59), Laxárdalsheiði mountain pass
Vestfjarðarvegur road (60), Svínadalur valley