Gunnarsholt, formerly a substantial farm and a church, abandoned in 1925.
A monument in memory of the church built there around 1200 and abandoned in 1837 when it was engulfed by sand. Now a growing settlement. It houses the headquarters of the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland which runs a big seed processing station.
A team of scientists and executives and are working to improve and restore land quality throughout the country.
A new Visitor Centre Telling the Story of Restoring the Land is now open. Learn about the unique story of Iceland´s environmental history: A 1000 years of devastation by nature and human activity and 100 years of restoring of the land.