Plöntun - Egilssel

Egilssel in Fell

Project description



A combination of over 200,000 spruce, pine and cotton wood were planted at Egilssel in Fell during the summer of 2022. Vegetation was characterised by sparse loam and erosion, but with pockets of decently lush moorland. Part of the moorland in the planned planting area was omitted from the project due to its particularly high level of growth. The area is both wet and sparse, but with a wide distribution of pleasant cliffs, rocks, ponds and lakes. It will be interesting to see the many ecosystems working together in the coming years, and it is abundantly clear from the outset that Egilssel could become an exceptionally diverse outdoor recreation area. There are still 100,000 plants to be planted in the area, which will be carried out in the spring of 2023. Egilssel has been pre-registered into the Gold Standard programme and is planned to be added to the Arctic Afforestation programme in East Iceland, but the first project in that programme is taking place at Mýrar in Skriðdalur.


Estimated carbon sequestration
Gold Standard
Certification body

Auka upplýsingar

Senda inn ábendingu

Í tengslum við hvert vottað loftslagsverkefni, skal vera farvegur fyrir ábendingar og fyrirspurnir frá hagsmunaaðilum og almenningi allan verkefnatímann.

Video of the area - Egilssel

Aerial photos of Egilssel

A video of Egilssel recorded for us by Svarmi


3D Digital twin

Here you can view a 3D rendering of the area.

Contribution to the United Nations' Global Goals

Life on Land

Life on Land

Aðgerðir í loftslagsmálum

Aðgerðir í loftslagsmálum

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Decent Work and Economic Growth

Pending certified carbon credits

These are carbon credits issued for the estimated amount of carbon sequestration over the lifetime of a project in whole or in part. Pending carbon credits become active carbon credits once the necessary measurements and certification procedures have been carried out. As it is verified, the carbon credit offsets emissions. Pending carbon credits cannot offset emissions.

Active certified carbon credit

A real, measurable, permanent, verified and unique transferable item recorded in a central register corresponding to one tonne of CO2. The credit is verified and thus offsets the carbon emissions of organisations and companies.