Remote sensing

Our True Passion

Svarmi grew from a hobby to a company specializing in remote sensing data and data analysis.

Simply put: We do this because we enjoy it.

Our strength is finding creative and innovative methods for challenging projects requiring aerial imagery. Let’s work together to find a solution.

Since 2013

Experienced and knowledgeable

Svarmi was founded in 2013 by two mechanical engineers with a shared interest in flying. Both founders had years of experience designing and building drones and RC model planes before they took the obvious step to start a company around their passion.


Usage of drones has expanded since then, and the focus of the company has shifted from selling custom built drones to data services. Svarmi is now a leading expert in Iceland in remote sensing data for scientific and industrial purposes.

The Svarmi Team

Tryggvi Stefánsson

Drone Pilot, CEO, Founder of Svarmi

Victor Pajuelo Madrigal

GIS and Earth Observation Specialist, Drone pilot

Hallgrímur Davíð Egilsson

Software developer - automated solutions expert

Daniel Ben-Yehoshua

Drone Pilot, Data Specialist

We build lasting relationships



The Soil Conservation Service of Iceland (Landgræðsla Rikisins) has a strong collaboration project with Svarmi. Together with other institutions, we are pursuing a joint effort to use Remote Sensing and Earth Observation to conduct research within spatial ecology.


The Marine & Freshwater Research Institute of Iceland (Hafrannsóknastofnun) has been collaborating with Svarmi in order to estimate the distribution and extension of seaweed in West Iceland.


The engineering company (Verkís) is collaborating with Svarmi to bring better datasets for planning and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) data for infrastructure projects.


The waste management company SORPA required the services from Svarmi to conduct monitoring projects at their landfill site. Thermal imagery was used for detecting methane leakage spots, NIR imagery to study vegetation distribution and photogrammetry for conducting topographical analysis.


The National Power Company of Iceland (Landsvirkjun) has contracted Svarmi's services for a variety of projects that include vegetation monitoring, land erosion and sedimentation at their hydro-power plants.