The sheep round-up in Iceland in September



The sheep round-up in Iceland in September

10.08.2011
Hildur Fjóla Svansdóttir

One of the biggest events in the autumn each year in the Icelandic countryside is the sheep round-up – „réttir", which takes place in September all over the country. After running free in nature all summer, people on horses head out  to find the sheep which are then gathered to a fold where they‘re sorted out by farms to which they belong. Not only farmers participate, but also people from the city and elsewhere who like to get away from their daily routines and experience some country action and nurture their Icelandic roots in this special tradition.  Everyone is welcome to participate in the action during the day and the celebration at night after the gathering is over.
 
We have planned the perfect 4 day self-drive tour with 3 night farm accommodation for you where you can both see the most popular "réttir" and visit the many beautiful nature wonders in South Iceland wearing the beautiful autumn colours. The price is from EUR 390 person and the tour takes place September 15th to the 18th – you can view more information here and make reservations! 
 

 


 
 

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