Power of the river - Snaefjallahreppur parish electricity power plant
The smallest electricity power plant in the country was built in 1965 in Snaefjallahreppur parish close to the river Mýrará. It was not easy to manage because of heavy snow and bad weather. Ten years later there was a built another plant close to the Blaevadalsá river in Nauteyrarhreppur parish. Together these plants served the whole region. In 2005 the Snjafjallasetur Heritage Centre conmemorated 40 years of electricity in the region by publishing a book on the subject written by historian Helgi M. Sigurdsson, called Krafturinn í ánni (Power of the river). On the 20th of August 2005 there was a feast of publication in Dalbaer and a small exhibition was being opened with equipment and tools from the first years of the plant.