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Witness the annual sheep roundups

By Staff

  • The annual round up of the sheep In autumn, sheep farmers begin to round up the stocky, short-tailed Icelandic sheep - and you can be part of it. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

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 often features much singing, dancing, and drinking.

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Guests are invited to witness the annual sheep roundups that take place all over Iceland at different dates. We recommend that you do if you want to get in touch with Icelandic farming culture. 

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