Photo of the day: Réttir

Photo: Svavar Halldórsson

Ever heard of Réttir?

The month of September is the month of Réttir, or the annual sheep round-up. An activity that evolves around, as you might have guessed, rounding-up the sheep from the summer grazing period in valleys and mountains. The event is always highly anticipated by the sheep farmers as it will unveil the result of their all their hard work.

It is one of the oldest cultural traditions here in Iceland and does also involve a fair bit of drinking, singing and dancing after all the sheep’s have been gathered in their sheepfolds. That is exactly what is happening in the above photo taken by Svavar Halldórsson.

That is exactly what is happening in the above photo taken by Svavar Halldórsson.

Curious travellers can even take part in the activity – and believe us, it is a wild one. For more info on that click here. For more info about the Icelandic lamb check out Icelandic lamb’s website.