Mýrar in Skriðdalur

Project description

ID: GS11654


A combination of over 130,000 spruce, pine and cotton wood were planted at Mýrar in Skriðdalur during the summer of 2022. The vegetation was characterised by somewhat eroded moorland, but interspersed with more lush areas. The area is subjected to a variety of rough environmental pressures on the windy slopes of Hallormsstaðaháls, and large swathes of the soil are open to further erosion, not least water erosion in the steepest areas. In the coming years, we'll see the forest cultivate the land, prevent further erosion of the soil and hopefully add to the biodiversity of the area. Mýrar in Skriðdalur is part of the Gold Standard programme Arctic Afforestation in East Iceland and is currently in the certification process.


Estimated carbon sequestration
Gold Standard
Certification Body
TUV Nord

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 - Myrar

Aerial photos from Myrar

A video of Myrar recorded for us by Svarmi

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.