Heidmork was proclaimed
a municipal conservation area in 1950 and derives its name from its
namesake in Norway. Its gravel road network is about 18 miles long. The
Municipal Forestry Service has managed the area from the beginning and the
Raudholar nature reserve has been within its limits since 1950, but under
a different management.
Many volunteers and the Municipal Working School have lent a hand in the
forestry work. More than 4 million trees have been planted there during
the period from 1950 and the already existing vegetation has thrived
much better after the area was fenced off. The most prominent of the 26
species of trees planted there, is the Sitka spruce, and at least 150
wild flower species have been counted. More than 30 species of breeding
birds have been spotted.
Among the various hiking trails is the
The Blue Mountain- and Reykjanes Country Parks adjoin
the municipal conservation area and together they grant access a large and a very
interesting and varied recreational area.