SOUTH ICELAND TRAVEL GUIDE
How to get there
main trades of this county are agriculture, services and tourism. A few
of the inhabitants are employed by the hydro electric power stations on
river Sog and gradually hamlets have developed there at Borg, where it started with a school building, a
cultural community centre and a shop. At Solheimar the
development started in 1937. There is an increasing co-operation between this
parish and the Thingvellir parish in the areas of education and social services. The
churches of the Grimsnes parish are at Mosfell, Stora-Borg and Burfell and a chapel at
Solheimar, where there is a centre for self supporting mentally handicapped people.
Geothermal power is being
exploited increasingly for house heating, fish farming, industry and
horticulture. The number of summer and holiday houses is ever increasing
and is by far the largest in the country.
The most renowned
places of the parish are the crater Kerid and Seydisholar, the woodland
Thrastarskogur and the power stations on river Sog. The crater Kerid and its
neighbour Kerholl are nature reserves.
Hiking Trails. All over the country, the
old routes most used in ancient times have sprung to life again as the
modern hiking trails. Many of them have already been marked and
others have to wait for the endeavours of the future generations,
depending on their interest in healthy outdoor activity.
22 km <Minniborgir> Laugarvatn
17 km, Laugaras Skalholt 19 km.