Hraun in Oxnadalur

Hraun in Öxnadalur was protected as a country park in 2007. The aim of the protection of a part of the Hraun in Öxnadalur farm is to preserve the area for outdoor activities, nature viewing and education. The area’s protection value is based on the landscape and natural surroundings, in particular the geological formations, as they are particularly diverse and contain important relics of long-gone farming practices.

Furthermore, the aim of the protection is to facilitate access to and familiarity with cultural relics and the literary history of the nation, as this is the birthplace of the poet and naturalist Jónas Hallgrímsson.

The country park covers an area of 2,286.3 ha.