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9893

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9893 Hámundarstaðir 2 Vopnafirði. Ábúendur: Hafdís Bára Óskarsdóttir og Jón Þór Dagbjartsson Hafdís og Jón fluttust í Hámundarstaði árið 2017. Ábúendur fram til ársins 2007 voru þau Ingileif og Guðni sem fluttust þá á Vopnafjörð. Silvia og Edze bjuggu síðan á jörðinni til 2015. Hámundarstaðir teljast innsti bær á Vopnafjarðarströnd. Jörðin er all stór. Þurrir bakkar eru meðfram sjónum og þar upp af hallalitlar mýrar, en nær fjallinu hallamýrar og mólendi upp á heiðarbrún. Í heiðinni er gróðurfar fjölbreytt, melar og holt,flóar,harðvelli og mólendi á víxl, allt fremur vel gróið. Vötn eru þar all nokkur. Fuglabjarganes skagar í sjó fram…

 

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9366

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HALLGILSSTAÐIR II (Hallgils´s Place II), Langanes (Long Peninsula district) Current occupants: Brynja Reynisdóttir and Jóhannes Ingi Árnason The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers at HALLGILSSTAÐIR II participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Brynja and Ingi have pursued farming at HALLGILSSTAÐIR (Hallgils´s Place II) since 2015. The residence house and outhouses at HALLGILSSTAÐIR II are situated a bit to the west of HALLGILSSTAÐIR I on the peninsula. The hayfields belonging…

 

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9379

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HVAMMUR III (Hollow III), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupant: Ólafur Aðalsteinn Sigurðsson Ólafur participates in the following national initiative: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Ólafur started farming at HVAMMUR III (Hollow III) in 2015. The residence house and other buildings in HVAMMUR were previously situated on a small hillock close to the riverbank, a bit south of the current buildings. Here, the decendants of Aðalsteinn Jónasson and Jóhanna Sigfúsdóttir who pursued farming in HVAMMUR for decades, erected a monument in their honour in 1980. South of this place the rivulet flows in a relatively deep channel. Gravel bed crests are…

 

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9378

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HÓLL (Hillock) and HÖFÐI (Cape), Raufarhöfn (Slit Harbour district) Current occupants: Nanna Steina Höskuldsdóttir and Steinþór Friðriksson The farmers at HÓLL and HÖFÐI participate in the following national initiative: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Nanna and Steinþór have pursued farming at HÖFÐI (Hillock) and HÓLL (Cape) since 2015, following in the footsteps of Nanna´s parents who pursued farming here for years. A third part of the ancient farm of HÓLL (Hillock) now belongs to HÖFÐI (Cape) and this part was named HÓLL II (Hillock II) when the property was divided into three parts in 1922. The couple Árni Pálsson and…

 

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9377

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BRÚARLAND II (Bridge Land II), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Ólína Ingibjörg Jóhannesdóttir and Benedikt Líndal Jóhannsson The farmers at Brúarland participate in the following national initiative: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Current occupants bought the farm and started farming at BRÚARLAND II (Bridge Land II) in 2012. In 1945, Jónas Aðalsteinsson from the farm HVAMMUR (Hollow) and his wife Anna G. Jóhannesdóttir from the farm GUNNARSSTAÐIR (Gunnar´s Place) built the new farm BRÚARLAND on a 7/24 part of land of GUNNARSSTAÐIR. The residence house and outhouses are situated on the edge of a gravel bed, only a short…

 

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9348

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KELDUNES II (Morass Peninsula II), Kelduhverfi (Morass district), Current occupants: Sturla Sigtryggsson and Bára Siguróladóttir The farmers at KELDUNES participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Current occupants have pursued farming in KELDUNES II (Morass Peninsula II) since 1971. KELDUNES II is a relatively recent farm, established in 1953 by Sigtryggur Jónsson and his wife Rakel Sigvaldadóttir. Sigtryggur and his twin brother Karl Helgi then divided amongst themselves a 2/3 part of the land of KELDUNES (Morass Peninsula). Previously their brother Jóhannes had built his new farm FRAMNES…

 

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9323

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REISTARNES (Reistur´s Peninsula), Melrakkaslétta (Fox Prairie district) Current occupants: Kristinn Steinarsson and Ágústa Ágústsdóttir The farmers at REISTARNES participate in the following national initiative: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) In 1954-1955, Steinar Kristinsson and his german wife, Jóhanna Kristinsson, who moved to this part of Iceland along with a few other women at the end of the Secod World War, started to build a new farm on a one-fifth part of the farm NÝHÖFN (New Harbour). Steinar decided to honour the settler “Reistur” who settled on the land of LEIRHÖFN (Pelitic Harbour) by naming the new farm REISTARNES (Reistur´s Peninsula). Other…

 

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9133

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YTRA-ÁLAND (Outer-Riverland), ÞISTILFJÖRÐUR (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Ragnar Skúlason and Úlfhildur Ída Helgadóttir The farmers at YTRA-ÁLAND participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) The curret farmers have pursued farming at YTRA-ÁLAND (Outer-Riverland) since 2010. The farm is situated in the north-west side of a ridge called BÆJARÁS (Farm Ridge) or ÁLANDSÁS (Riverland Ridge) which reaches approximately 100 m above the sealevel. A panoramic view is from the top of the ridge. A rocky ridge stretches from the ridge all the way to the coast where it forms…

 

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9124

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YTRA-LÓN (Outer Lagoon), Langanes (Long Peninsula district) Current occupants: Sverrir Möller and Mirjam Blekkenhorst The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers at YTRA-LÓN participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) A reforestation project (Skógræktarverkefni) Sverrir and Mirjam have pursued farming at YTRA-LÓN (Outer Lagoon) since 1991 The farm is situated approximately 3 km from the ocean and its tracts of land primarily consist of flat marshes, with low hillocks and gravel bed ridges in between. River LÓNSÁ (Lagoon…

 

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9118

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FJALLALÆKJARSEL (Mountain Creek Shack), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Gunnar Þorleifsson and Ina Leverköhne The farmers at FJALLALÆKJARSEL participate in the following national initiative: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Gunnar and Ina have pursued farming at FJALLALÆKJARSEL (Mountain Creek Shack) since 2010. The secondary road turns from the district highway road 85 at the bridge crossing river SVALBARÐSÁ (Cool Ridge River), then south alongside the river on the east side and passing the deserted farm of SVALBARÐSSEL (Cool Ridge Shack). The residence house and outhouses at the farm are situated on a low gravel bed, a short distance east…

 

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9212

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ÞÓRSHÖFN (Thor´s Harbour), Langanes (Long Peninsula). Current occupant: Gísli Jónsson Gisli and his father Jón Gíslason both reside in the village of ÞÓRSHÖFN (Thor´s Harbour - Thor was the god of thunder in Nordic mythology) and have for many years pursued farming in the outskirts of the village. Photo album. Here you can send a message to farm.

 

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9184

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GARÐUR (Wall - could also take the meaning of Garden), ÞISTILFJÖRÐUR (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Soffía Björgvinsdóttir and Jónas Pétur Bóasson The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers at GARÐUR participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) A reforestation project (Skógræktarverkefni) The curret farmers have pursued farming at GARÐUR (Wall / Garden) since 1997. The secondary road to the farm turns from the district highway road 85 shortly…

 

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9169

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MIÐFJARÐARNES (Middle-Fjord Peninsula), LANGANESSTRÖND (Long Peninsula Coast district) Current occupants: Sigríður Ósk Indriðadóttir and Krzysztof Krawczyk The tracts of land belonging to the farm stretch from the spit of SAURBÆJARTANGI (Filth Farm Spit) to the south end of lake REIÐAXLARVATN (Riding-Ridge Lake) which is situated approximately 19 km into the heathlands to the south. A deserted farm named KOT (Cottage) was situated alongside the creek of ÓTRÆÐISLÆKUR (Untrampable Creek) but no acknowledgement of farming in this place exist, except sagas, place names and ruins. Two farms were operated in MIÐFJARÐARNES (Middle-fjord Peninsula) until 1972. Photo album. Here you can send…

 

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9168

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FELL (Mountain), LANGANESSTRÖND (Long Peninsula Coast district) Current occupants: Reimar Sigurjónsson and Dagrún Þórisdóttir The farmers at FELL participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) The farm of FELL (Mountain) is situated south-east of the small bay of GUNNÓLFSVÍK (Gunnolfur´s Creek) which takes it´s name from the close by mountain GUNNÓLFSVÍKURFJALL (Gunnolfur´s Creek Mountain). A radar station is located on the top of the mountain, previously run by the United States Army and currently by the Icelandic government. More information is on the way. Photo album. Here you can…

 

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9286

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HALLGILSSTAÐIR (Hallgils´s Place), Langanes (Long Peninsula district). Current occupants: Maríus Snær Halldórsson and Lára Sigurðardóttir The farmers at HALLGILSSTAÐIR participate in the following national initiative: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Maríus and Lára started their farming at HALLGILSSTAÐIR (Hallgils´s Place) in 2014. The farm is situated on a peninsula formed by river HAFRALÓNSÁ (Goat-Buck River) where it turns to west in a large curve a few kilometers before it mouths to fjord LÓNAFJÖRÐUR (Lagoon Fjord). The farmhouses are situated on a dry area of the peninsula, with marshlands stretcing out and east of the buildings, uninterrupted to begin with and…

 

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9220

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GUNNARSSTAÐIR ehf. (Gunnar´s Place Ltd.), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: the couples Axel Jóhannesson and Valgerður Friðriksdóttir & Sigríður Jóhannesdóttir and Júlíus Þröstur Sigurbjartsson The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers at GUNNARSSTAÐIR participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) The current occupants acceded the farm in 2013. The farm of GUNNARSSTAÐIR (Gunnar´s Place) is situated on the west side of the head of the fjord ÞISTILFJÖRÐUR (Thistle Fjord) and…

 

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9217

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HOLT (Hillock), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Sigurður Þór Guðmundsson and Hildur Stefánsdóttir The farmers in HOLT participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) A reforestation project (Skógræktarverkefni) Sigurður and Hildur have pursued farming in HOLT (Hillock) since 2008. In 1913, Kristján Þórarinsson from the neighbouring farm of LAXÁRDALUR (Salmon River Valley) and his wife Ingiríður Árnadóttir from the neighbouring farm of GUNNARSSTAÐIR (Gunnar´s Place) built a new farm on the land of GUNNARSSTAÐIR and called their new farm HOLT (Hillock). The land belonging to the farm…

 

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9216

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URÐIR ehf. (Screes Ltd.), SANDFELLSHAGI I (Sandy Mountain Meadow I), Öxarfjörður (Axe Fjord sistrict) Current occupant: Sigþór Þóarinsson, Kristín Gunnarsdóttir and Rúnar Þórarinsson The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers at URÐIR ehf. / SANDFELLSHAGI I participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Reclamation under the auspices of the Land-remidy fund (Uppgræðsla á vegum Landabótasjóðs) The current occupants have pursued farming at SANDFELLSHAGI I (Sandy Mountain Meadow I) since…

 

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9316

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HAGALAND (Pasture Land), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Gunnar Þóroddsson and Hike The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers at HAGALAND participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) In 1942, Einar Kristjánsson and his wife Guðrún Kristjánsdóttir built a new farm, HAGALAND (Pasture Land), situated north of the hayfields of the farm HERMUNDARFELL (Hermundur´s Mountain). The new farm received half of the tracts of undivided land belonging to HERMUNDARFELL. The land…

 

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9314

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SVALBARÐ (Cool Ridge), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Einar Þorláksson and Aldís Gunnarsdóttir The farmers at SVALBARÐ participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Einar and Aldís have pursued farming at the fee tail of SVALBARÐ (Cool Ridge) since 2001. The farm is situated east of river SVALBARÐSÁ (Cool Ridge River), where the river winds along flat fields past the farm approximately two kilometers from the coastline. A church has been situated at SVALBARÐ at least since the 12th century. The current church is situated a short stretch…

 

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9313

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ÆRLÆKUR (Sheep Rivulet), ÖXARFJÖRÐUR (Axe Fjord district) Current occupant: Guðný María Sigurðardóttir Guðný participates in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Reclamation under the auspices of the Land-remidy fund (Uppgræðsla á vegum Landabótasjóðs) A reforestation project (Skógræktarverkefni) Guðný and her family have pursued farming at ÆRLÆKUR (Sheep Rivulet) since 1978. The farm is situated approximately in the centre of the district, a short distance east of the district highway road 85. The tracts of land belonging to the farm is called HÓLMUR (Islet), a well grown but not…

 

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9311

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SANDFELLSHAGI II (Sandy Mountain Meadow II), ÖXARFJÖRÐUR  (Axe Fjord district) Current occupants: Gunnar Björnsson and Anna Englund The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers at SANDFELLSHAGI participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Reclamation under the auspices of the Land-remidy fund (Uppgræðsla á vegum Landabótasjóðs) A reforestation project (Skógræktarverkefni) Gunnar and Anna have pursued farming together in SANDFELLSHAGI II (Sandy Mountain Meadow II) since 2004 and Gunnar since 1991…

 

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9114

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PRESTHÓLAR (Priest Hillocks), Núpasveit (Crag district) Current occupants: Sigurður Árnason and Alda Jónsdóttir The farmers at PRESTHÓLAR participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) A reforestation project (Skógræktarverkefni) Sigurður and Alda have pursued farming at PRESTHÓLAR (Priest Hillocks) since 1990. PRESTHÓLAR is an old vicarage and a parliamentary place. A church was situated here since time immemorial and until 1929 when the church was torn down and a new one built on land belonging to the farm of SNARTARSTAÐIR (Snortur´s Place). Many famous clerks served at PRESTHÓLAR…

 

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9110

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ÆRLÆKJARSEL (Sheep Rivulet Shack), Öxarfjörður district (Axe Fjord district) Current occupants: Bernharð Grímsson and Eyrún Egilsdóttir The farmers in ÆRLÆKJARSEL participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Eyrún and Bernharð have pursued farming in ÆRLÆKJARSEL (Sheep Rivulet Shack) since the turn of the century in year 2000. The current farm was established in 1954, on a tract of land collectively belonging to the farm of ÆRLÆKJARSEL (Sheep Rivulet Shack) and the deserted farm of HRÓARSSTAÐIR (Hroar´s Place) which bordered on each other. The residence house of ÆRLÆKJARSEL is located…

 

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9106

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VESTARALAND (Westerly Land), Öxarfjörður (Axe Fjord district) Current occupant: Sveinbjörn Aðalgeirsson The farmer at VESTARALAND participates in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Reclamation under the auspices of the Land-remidy fund (Uppgræðsla á vegum Landabótasjóðs) Sveinbjörn has pursued farming in VESTARALAND (Westerly Land) since 1982. In 1922 the property of VESTARALAND was split into two parts of equal size, VESTARALAND I and II, a splitting that has persisted throughout the years. A substantial sheep farming has been operated on both farms through the years and during a…

 

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9103

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LUNDUR (Grove), Öxarfjörður (Axe Fjord district) Current occupants: Sigurður Tryggvason and Vigdís Sigvarðardóttir The farmers at LUNDUR participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Sigurður and Vigdís reside in a bungalow in the elemenatary school of LUNDUR (Grove), but keep their sheeps in sheds belonging to the vicarage of SKINNASTAÐUR (Fur Place – or possibly Gleam Place, based on an old folktale reporting a gleam of light shining from the churchyard). The school of the ÖXAFJÖRÐUR district (Axe Fjord district) was built in 1928, on a land belonging…

 

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9101

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Leirhöfn Melrakkasléttu. Current occupants: Kristinn Steinarsson and Ágústa Ágústsdóttir The farmers at LEIRHÖFN participate in the following national initiative: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) LEIRHÖFN (Pelitic Harbour) is a settlement homestead and carries extensive tracts of land that are considered good grazing grounds, particularly for sheeps. One of the biggest sheep farms in Iceland has been operated on the farm and extensive hayfields have been grown on the farm´s land. Farmers from the east side of the praire of MELRAKKASLÉTTA (Fox Prairie) and from the small village of RAUFARHÖF (Crack Harbour) have also been permitted to grow hayfiels on the…

 

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9096

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NÚPUR (Crag), Öxarfjörður (Axe Fjord district) Current occupants: Jón Ingimundarson and Björg Guðmundsdóttir The farmers at NÚPUR participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Jón and Björg have pursued farming at NÚPUR (Crag) since 1976. The farm is situated on the south side of the crag ÖXARNÚPUR (Axe Fjord Crag), east of the district highway road 85. River BRUNNÁ (Spring River) runs alongside the highway road on the west side where it spreads widely on the sandbars. The residence houses and outhouses on the farm are situated in…

 

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9092

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SNARTARSTAÐIR (Snortur´s place), Núpasveit (Crag district) Current occupants: Helgi Árnason and Sigurlína Jóhanna Jóhannesdóttir The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers at SNARTARSTAÐIR participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) A reforestation project (Skógræktarverkefni) Helgi and Sigurlína have pursued farming at SNARTARSTAÐIR (Snortur´s Place) since 1979. The farm owns extensive tracts of land, providing good grazing grounds and land well suited for cultivation.  Heathlands and mountain slopes dominate the…

 

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9085

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DAÐASTAÐIR (Dadi´s Place), Núpasveit (Crag district) Current occupants: Guðrún S Kristjánsdóttir and Gunnar Einarsson The farmers at DAÐASTAÐIR participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Reclamation under the auspices of the Land-remidy fund (Uppgræðsla á vegum Landabótasjóðs) A reforestation project (Skógræktarverkefni) Guðrún and Gunnar have pursued farming at DAÐASTAÐIR (Dadi´s Place) since 1982. They also utilize the hayfields and grazing grounds of the deserted farms ARNARHÓLL (Eagle Hillock) and ARNARSTAÐIR (Eagle Place). A relatively large tracts of land and carrying good grazing grounds belongs to DAÐASTAÐIR, the…

 

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9083

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BREKKA (Slope), Núpasveit (Crag district) Current occupant: Dagbjartur Bogi Ingimundarson The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmer at BREKKA participates in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) A reforestation project (Skógræktarverkefni) Dagbjartur Bogi has pursued farming at BREKKA (Slope) since 1982. The residence house and other buildings are situated on the hillock of BREKKUHÓLL (Slope Hillock), a short distance south of the farm SNARTARSTAÐIR (Snortur´s Place). A large sedge-pond is…

 

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9082

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ÞVERÁ (Tributary River), Öxarfjörður (Axe Fjord district) Current occupants: Benedikt Kristjánsson and Erla Ingólfsdóttir The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2014 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers at ÞVERÁ participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Reclamation under the auspices of the Land-remidy fund (Uppgræðsla á vegum Landabótasjóðs) Erla and Benedikt have pursued farming at ÞVERÁ (Tributary River) since 1982. The residence houses and outhouses at ÞVERÁ are situated on the south edge of the…

 

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9078

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VALÞJÓFSSTAÐIR III (Valthjofur´s Place III), Núpasveit (Crag district) Current occupant: Eiríkur Björnsson Eiríkur participates in the following national initiative: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Eiríkur has actively participated in the farming activities at VALÞJÓFSSTAÐIR (Valthjofur´s Place) since he was born. A short distance east of mountain VALÞJÓFSSTAÐAFJALL (Valthjofurs Place Mountain) a small valley dell is found,  VESTURDALUR (West Valley) or EINARSSTAÐADALUR (Einar´s Place Valley).  Optimal grazing fields are in this area, with interchanging marshes and grassy tracts of land surrounded by heathery hillsides rich with berries. A long abandoned farm named KJARNAGERÐI (Core Hedge) is situated in the valley…

 

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9077

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KLIFSHAGI (Cliff Pasture), Öxarfjörður (Axe Fjord district) Current occupants: Stefán Pétursson and Guðlaug Anna Ívarsdóttir. The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers in KLIFSHAGI participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Stefán and Guðlaug have pursued farming in KLIFSHAGI (Cliff Pasture) since 1990. The residence houses and outhouses of KLIFSHAGI I and II are gathered close to each other on the edge of a small slope facing south. Below the…

 

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9075

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HAFRAFELLSTUNGA (Goat-Buck Mountain Spit), Öxarfjörður (Axe Fjord district) Current occupants: Karl S Björnsson, Bjarki Fannar Karlsson and Eyrún Ösp Skúladóttir The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers in HAFRAFELLSTUNGA participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Reclamation under the auspices of the Land-remidy fund (Uppgræðsla á vegum Landabótasjóðs) Karl and his family have pursued farming at HAFRAFELLSTUNGA (Goat-Buck Mountain Spit) since 1963. The next generation with his son Bjarki and…

 

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9071

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VALÞJÓFSSTAÐIR I (Valthjofur´s Place I), Núpasveit (Crag district) Current occupants: Björn Halldórsson and Elisabet Hauge. The farmers at VALÞJÓFSSTAÐIR I participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Reclamation under the auspices of the Land-remidy fund (Uppgræðsla á vegum Landabótasjóðs) A reforestation project (Skógræktarverkefni) Björn and Elisabet have pursued farming at VALÞJÓFSSTAÐIR (Valthjofur´s Place) since 1978. VALÞJÓFSSTAÐIR I and II have now been combined to one, VALÞJÓFSSTAÐIR I, that holds 3/4 share of the undivided land of VALÞJÓFSSTAÐIR.  The remaining forth part is shared by VALÞJÓFSSTAÐIR III and…

 

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9064

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BJARNASTAÐIR (Bjarni´s Place), Öxarfjörður (Axe Fjord district) Current occupants: Elín Maríusdóttir and Halldór Svanur Olgeirsson The farmers at BJARNASTAÐIR participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Reclamation under the auspices of the Land-remidy fund (Uppgræðsla á vegum Landabótasjóðs) Halldór and Elín have pursued farming at BJARNASTAÐIR (Bjarni´s Place) since 1981. The farm is situated on the bank of a small groundwater river north-east of the farm AUSTARALAND (Easterly Land). Relatively low, bush grown hillocks demarcate the dell where the farm is situated and hence, panoramic view is…

 

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9056

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SYÐRA-ÁLAND (Southerly On-Land), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Ólafur B Vigfússon and Karen Konráðsdóttir The farmers at SYÐRA-ÁLAND participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Ólafur and Karen have pursued farming in SYÐRA-ÁLAND (Southerly On-Land), previously called FREMRA-ÁLAND (Anterior On-Land), since 1997. The approximately 4 km long secondary road from the district highway road 85 to the farm runs along the north side of the ridge of SKÓGARÁS (Forest Ridge). The residence house sits on a relatively high gravel bed and the sheepsheds and other outhouses a short…

 

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9052

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HVAMMUR II (Hollow II), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Sigurður Jens Sverrisson and Kristín Jónsdóttir. The farmers at HVAMMUR II participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) The residence houses and outhouses in HVAMMUR II were previously situated on the riverbank, a stretch south of the current location. Here, the descendants of Aðalstein Jónasson and Jóhanna Sigfúsdóttir who pursued farming in HVAMMUR for decades, had a cenotaph built in their memory in 1980. South of this previous location of the farm buildings the farm´s creek runs in a rather…

 

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9050

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HÓFATAK (Hoof-Steps) at GUNNARSSTAÐIR (Gunnar´s Place), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Fjóla Runólfsdóttir and Jóhannes Sigfússon The farmers at HÓFATAK participate in the following national initiative: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) The farm GUNNARSSTAÐIR (Gunnar´s Place), situated on the west side of the head of the fjord LÓNAFJÖRÐUR (Lagoon Fjord), is the easternmost farm owning land adjoining the sea. A collection of buildings are situated approximately 1 km east of the district highway road 85, south of river GARÐÁ (Wall River – may also translate to Garden River), including four residence houses and a number of sheepsheds and other…

 

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9049

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FLAGA (Flake), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Ómar Vilberg Reynisson and Daníel Hansen. The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers at FLAGA participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) The residence houses and outhouses at FLAGA (Flake) are situated alongside the district highway road 85, approximately 250 m west of river SANDÁ (Sandy River). The area of land belonging to FLAGA is a relatively narrow stripe of land…

 

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9044

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SYÐRI-BREKKUR 2 (Southerly-Hills II), Langanes (Long Peninsula district) Current occupants: Kristín Kristjánsdóttir and Úlfar Þórðarson The farmers at SYÐRI-BREKKUR 2 participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Kristín and Úlfar have pursued farming at SYÐRI-BREKKUR II (Southerly-Hills II) since 1972. Their son, Þórður, recently bought the farm and formally takes over all its assets and liabilities in 2017. SYÐRI-BREKKUR II are south of SYÐRI-BREKKUR I and own the hayfields on the upper side of the highway road. The area of land of at the foot of the…

 

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9041

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SYÐRI-BREKKUR 1 (Southerly-Hills I), Langanes (Long Peninsula district) Current occupant: Kristján Indriðason Kristján participates in the following national initiative: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Kristján has pursued sheep farming at SYÐRI-BREKKUR I (Southerly-Hills I) since 1992. Mountain BREKKNAFJALL (Hillsides Mountain) is situated inwardly on the LANGANES peninsula (Long-Peninsula), a short distance from the small village of ÞÓRSHÖFN (Thor´s Harbour - Thor was the god of thunder in Nordic mythology), but at the same time quite far into the heathlands.  The mountainsides of BREKKNAFJALL are quite steep on the west side, in many places rocky but overall relatively well grown with…

 

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9031

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KOLLAVÍK (Kolli´s Cove), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Jakobína Björg Ketilsdóttir and Hreinn Geirsson The farmer at KOLLAVÍK participate in the following national initiatives and projects: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) The current occupants, Hreinn and Jakobína, have pursued farming at KOLLAVÍK (Colli´s Cove) since 1988. According to the Icelandic Sagas, KOLLAVÍK was settled by the settler “Kolli”. The farm faces south from where it is situated at the foot of the fairly high mountain side of mountain LOKI west of lake KOLLAVÍKURVATN (Kolli´s Cove Lake) which at first sight seems…

 

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9030

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LAXÁRDALUR (Salmon River Valley), Þilstilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Eggert Stefánsson and Hjördís Matthilde Hendriksen. The farm was listed amongst the highest rated farms in Iceland for the production year 2015 by Rannsóknamiðstöð landbúnaðarins (The Agricultural Research Centre). The farmers at LAXÁRDALUR participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) The area of land belonging to LAXÁRDALUR (Salmon River Valley) stretches in a more and less straight line from the seashore to the mountain ridge of HELJARDALSFJÖLL (Death Valley Mountains), in an approximately 3 km wide stripe the…

 

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9021

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SVEINUNGSVÍK (Sveinungur´s Cove), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupant: Árni Gunnarsson The farmer at SVEINUNGSVÍK participates in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Árni took over the farming operation at SVEINUNGSVÍK (Sveinungur´s Cove) from his parents in 2013. A sheep buck owned by Árni was enominated as “The best ewe father” in Iceland in 2015 (see article on page 16 in the Icelandic Farmers´ Newspaper (more information here). According to the Icelandic Sagas, the settler “Sveinungur” settled in SVEINUNGSVÍK (Sveinungur´s Cove). The farm together with the animal sheds and…

 

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9019

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SKEGGJASTAÐIR (Skeggi´s  Place), Langanesströnd (Long Peninsula Coast) Current occupant: reverend Brynhildur Óladóttir Brynhildur participates in the following national initiative: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) The farm of SKEGGJASTAÐIR (Skeggi´s Place) is situated west of the spit of SKARFATANGI (Cormorant Spit), at the fjord mouth and adjacent to VOPNAFJÖRÐUR district (Weapon Fjord district) innermost in the so-called GÆSÁRGILSDRÖG (Goose Ravine River Source). The farm is situated east of the hill ridges of SKEGGJASTAÐAHÁLSAR (Skeggi´s Place Hill Ridges), west of the head of fjord BAKKAFJÖRÐUR (Bank Fjord). SKEGGJASTAÐIR is a churchplace owned by the Icelandic ecclesiastical fund. The current church is the…

 

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9009

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BORGIR (Shelters), Þistilfjörður (Thistle Fjord district) Current occupants: Eiríkur Kristjánsson and Vigdís Valgerður Sigurðardóttir The farmers at BORGIR participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Eiríkur and Vigdís have pursued farming at BORGIR (Shelters) since 1974. The farm is situated at the food of mountain VIÐARFJALL (Timber Mountain), close to the lagoon and facing the farm KOLLAVÍK (Kolli´s Creek) on the other side of the lagoon. The animal sheds are situated on the ravine edge, south-east of the residence house. The rivulet BALDUR (BALDUR was the god of light…

 

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9005

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SAUÐANES (Sheep Peninsula), Langanes (Long Peninsula district) Current occupants: Ágúst Marinó Ágústsson and Steinunn Anna Halldórsdóttir The farmers at SAUÐANES participate in the following national initiatives. Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) SAUÐANES (Sheep Peninsula) holds extensive tracts of land and was earlier said to own numerous tenancies to the east as well as south to the farm of HALLGILSSTAÐIR (Hallgils´s Place). The farm is located 7 km north of the small village of ÞÓRSHÖFN (Thor´s Harbour - Thor was the god of thunder in Nordic mythology), situated on a hillock north of…

 

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32080

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GILSBAKKI (Ravine Bank), Öxarfjörður (Axe Fjord district) Current occupants: Hafsteinn Hjálmarsson and Ann-Charlotte Fernholm The farmers at GILSBAKKI participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) Hafsteinn and Ann-Charlotte have pursued farming at GILSBAKKI (Ravine Bank) since 2012 where sheep farming has been pursued for decades. The farm is situated at the bank of river GILSBAKKAÁ (Ravine Bank River), north of mountain HAFRAFELL (Goat-Buck Mountain). Reconstructions were carried out around 1960, following a decade without farming activity carried out at the farm. The residence house and other buildings were…

 

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9128

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LEIFSSTAÐIR (Leifur´s Place), Öxarfjörður (Axe Fjord district) Current occupants: Stefán Leifur Rögnvaldsson and Hulda Hörn Karlsdóttir The farmers at LEIFSSTAÐIR participate in the following national initiatives: Quality managed sheep farming (Gæðastýrð sauðfjárræktun) Farmers cultivate the land (Bændur græða landið) LEIFSSTAÐIR (Leifur´s Place) is a relatively recent farm, established by Rögnvaldur Stefánsson from SYÐRI-BAKKI (Souther Bank) and his wife Kristveig Friðgeirsdóttir from GILSBAKKI (Ravine Bank), on the land of the two deserted farms of LEIFSSTAÐIR (Leifur´s Place) and LÆKJARDALUR (Rivulet Valley). The residence house is situated on a low hillock in the west side of the forested hillsides, with only a limited…

 

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