Webcam Iceland provides a nice tour of a place few of us will ever see

Mel Martin
M. Martin|07.05.14

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Mel Martin
July 5, 2014 5:00 PM
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Webcam Iceland provides a nice tour of a place few of us will ever see

Iceland has always been on my list of places I simply must go to. The spectacular scenery (prominent in some recent films like Oblivion and Prometheus) is something I would like to capture with my own DSLR.

The food, the culture, and the history are all very attractive, so I jumped at the chance to get a look at Webcam Iceland, (US$0.99) even though I usually don't review webcam apps. I'm glad I tried it out. There are the usual traffic cameras, but also there are dozens of live views of Iceland, cities and spectacular wilderness. Some of the views are live with motion, others are just constantly updating snapshots.

It's an interesting time to get a look at Iceland. Due to its northerly location, summer days are long -- about 20 hours long at this time of year.

When you open the app, you get a choice of webcams or traffic cams. Next, you select the quadrant of the country you are interested in, and then a specific location. The view are great, and even though it is summer some views show snowcapped mountains.

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The app worked well, and the 103 cameras offered certainly cover interesting things to see. My only suggestion is the app should let you move from location to location with a swipe, rather than have to return to the list of locations each time.

Webcam Iceland requires iOS 7.0 or later. It's not a universal app, and it is optimized for the iPhone 5. It's just the app to view in our long hot summer here in the U.S.

If the app ignites your interest in Iceland, give the $2.99 Iceland Explorer Guide app a try. It's quite detailed, with great photos, maps and a Hot Spring Guide.

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