Vijciems was the ideal location for a cone drying facility due to the need for reafforestation as a result of vast forest fires in Northern Vidzeme at the end of the 19th century. Vijciems cone drying facility is among the eldest in Latvia (since 1895) and it is still working, and seeds are extracted for sowing new forests. The facility is open for tours to track the way a seed makes to a forest.
Virtual tour