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Witness Iceland's largest horse round up in Skagafjörður, North Iceland

By Staff

  • Pack of horses. Iceland's only horse round up takes place in Skagafjörður in the end of September. Photo/Vilhelm Gunnarsson

You will only find horse roundups or horse corral in Northwest Iceland. The most famous one is Laufskálaréttir in Skagafjörður fjord, held the last weekend of September, weather permitting. The event draws up to 3,000 guests every year. The horses are herded out of Kolbeinsdalur valley on Saturday and corralled. In the evening there is a big generations-spanning dance.

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