How to get there.
Skeid County lies between the rivers Hvita and Thjorsa
north of road # 1 in the Southwestern Lowlands.
The landscape is mostly flat and boggy and the foundations are
mainly an 800 km² and 8000 years old lava field.
In 1924, River Thjorsa irrigation system was
excavated at great costs, but also to a great advantage to the farming
community. Large areas of the Skeid County have been cultivated and it
is relatively densely populated. The
sheep pen, Skeidarettir, is among the largest and
picturesque of such constructions in the country.
It is made of lava stones and blocks of which there is plenty in
the area. The walls are about
1½ m high with a layer of sod on top.
large, round shaped night
beside the sorting pen. The greatest number of sheep
processed there in the past was about 15.000. Sometimes River Hvita is
blocked with ice during spells of thaw in winterr,
and swells above the ice dam and causes floods, which sometimes isolate
individual farms near the river. Thermal activity is common in the area
there is a
nice swimming pool at Brautarholt.
Laugaras 28 km.
SKEIDARETT - SHEEP PEN
entert Skeid County
15 Km from Selfoss