A live web feed from the Reykjavík Pride Parade.
The Reykjavík Pride Parade draws thousands of spectators from all over the country every year. Unfortunately not everyone is able to attend, especially those who live outside the city and abroad. Therefore Míla is offering people the chance to see a live web feed of the parade via one of it’s webcams.
“We want to give everyone the chance to enjoy this big celebration that is important not only to the queer community but the entire nation. The Reykjavík Pride Parade unites us as we celebrate diversity and the right to be accepted,” says Sigurrós Jónssdóttir Communication and Marketing manager at Míla that has received international recognition for it’s live webcams located all over Iceland.
“We already have a big audience worldwide and we expect the Pride Parade will attract a lot of viewers.”
Mila’s first webcam was used to broadcast live feed of the volcanic eruption on Fimmvörðuháls in the year 2010, and was an instant success.
The following eruption at Eyjafjallajökull was a spectacular sight that caught even more attention and Sigurrós say that the feed was watched from every single country in the world except the few that don’t have an internet connection.
“The Reykjavík Pride Parade unites us as we celebrate diversity and the right to be accepted.”
The Reykjavík Pride Parade attracts thousands of people every year in Reykjavík, but those that haven’t been able to attend have only been offered a glimpse into the celebration with photographs and a short section on the evening news.
What Míla is doing will change all that and will most certainly attract even more people. “We want to give our support,” says Sigurrós ,“and show how the people of Iceland celebrate Pride together.”
Go to livefromiceland.is to watch The Reykjavík Pride Parade on Saturday August 8th at 2 PM. You can also follow Míla on Facebook and Twitter.
Smile you’re on camera! The Míla webcam is located on top of Iðnó and usually turned towards Tjörnin (The Pond), but for The Reykjavík Pride Parade Míla is offering a different angle that will give a great view of the parade.
Main photo: Sigurþór Gunnlaugsson.