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The annual rounding of the sheep begins in Iceland

By Staff

  • The annual rounding of the sheep has begun all over Iceland. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

This is the time of year that sheep farmers begin to round-up the stocky, short-tailed Icelandic sheep that spend the summer grazing season roaming the open countryside. The annual event is known as “réttir” in Icelandic and often features much singing, dancing and drinking.

For further information on other round-ups in West Iceland click here


Sheep in Northeast Iceland. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson



Sheep round-up near Mývatn.  Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson



A lonesome hearder. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson


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