Live from Iceland is the offspring of various projects through the years.
It all started with a small volcanic eruption in Fimmvörðuháls on March 20th 2010 when the first webcams were installed to allow everyone to watch it live. That small eruption was soon dwarfed by the eruption of close-by stratovolcano Eyjafjallajökull on April 14th 2010 that resulted in the grounding of thousands of trans-Atlantic and European flights. The world's spotlight was now on tiny Iceland, and its disruptive volcano. Live streams from Eyjafjallajökull were available from multiple different angles 24/7 and over 300 million viewers watched either through LiveFromIceland.is or multiple news outlets around the world.
Soon after the eruption began, Visit Iceland sought to utilize the attention our island was now receiving and launched the Inspired by Iceland campaign, and we added webcams of our most popular tourist attractions, the Blue Lagoon, Gullfoss, Geysir and more. The idea was to show that most of Iceland wasn't affected by the eruption and that life goes by on its usual pace. The ultimate slow TV! We've done similar campaigns through the years in collaboration with Visit Iceland, on land and sea and as high as the stratosphere.
Since then cameras have been installed all over Iceland and events such as landslides, eruptions and extreme weather have all been captured first on our webcams. The cameras serve various purposes, including monitoring for events and weather, both for the casual viewer and government agencies, plus providing beautiful views of Iceland's spectacular scenery.
We respect nature and try our hardest to run on renewable energy sources like solar, wind and hydro. Anywhere we've been, we ensure to leave it better than we found it.
In spring 2022, we began updating our website, services and cameras to provide even more and better views of Iceland. Furthermore we would like to strengthen the community of our users with interactive features and providing detailed information and data. Stay tuned!
You can benefit from our 12 years of experience in setting up and maintaining webcams in some of the harshest conditions on Earth. We are specialists in selecting the right cameras for the job, supporting very limited power budgets and providing connectivity where there isn't any. Contact us with your ideas or questions.