vallalaug skagafjordur north iceland
is the lowland area between rivers Huseyjarkvisl and Heradsvotn.
It is mainly an alluvial plain, created by the glacial rivers.
Parts have become bogs, grazings and cultivated land. Floods
make the now vegetated plain more fertile. The compaly
Vallholmur was founded in 1982 to operate a grass pellet factory,
which still stands (2011). Large parts of the estates
Langamyri and Krossanes in county Seyluhreppur were drained for the
factory grass fields. The main offices were located at farm
Lauftun, directly east of hamlet Varmahlid. The fate of such
factories all over the country was similar. Their operation
was terminated before the end of the 20th century.