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Laufskálarétt sheep roundup, north Iceland, a success

By Staff

  • Annual event Laufskálarétt roundup took place in North Iceland on Saturday, with 1.500 adult sheep being gathered from the mountains. Photo/Vilhelm 

In autumn, sheep farmers begin to round up the stocky, short-tailed Icelandic sheep that spend the summer grazing and roaming the open countryside. The annual event is known as “réttir” in Icelandic and is a popular event among many Icelanders.

Laufskálarétt roundup took place in North Iceland on Saturday, with 1.500 adult sheep being gathered from the mountains.

According to the National Broadcasting Service, the warm weather the northern regions have experienced over the past weeks meant the sheep were rather reluctant to leave green pastures and return home.
Young and old came together for the annual event and lent a helping hand, as the National Broadcasting Service’s video bares evidence. 

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