The Icelandic sheep run free during the summertime in the Icelandic nature, from shoreline up to mountaintops. Because of this privilege of the Icelandic lamb, living its life free in the clean and beautiful Icelandic nature, it´s sometimes referred to as a "happy lamb".
In the fall the farmers gather, on horses, the sheep to a fold, the Icelandic term is "réttir". There the farmers sort out the sheep according to their home farm. After the sorting is finished the farmers and their friends and families go horseback riding and help bringing the sheep home to the farm. This used to be the biggest social event in the country provinces and still is a very lively event where people meet and after a hard work it’s customary to warm up the spirit with some traditional Icelandic alcohol "Brennivín" and sing songs about the beautiful countryside.
After visiting "réttir" (approx. 1 1/2 hour) the tour continues to the geothermal area around the great Geysir and Strokkur. From there it is only a short drive to the beautiful waterfall Gullfoss. Before we return to Reykjavík we will stop at Þingvellir, where Alþingi assembly was established around 930 and continued to convene there until 1798. Today Þingvellir is a national park and research has made it clear that it is a natural wonder on an international scale, with the geologic history and the biosystem of Lake Þingvallavatn forming a unique entity.
Cost: 6.500 isl kr.
Payment has to be made in advance at the University of Iceland , Sevice Desk Háskólatorg (Student Service Center) , at the latest Thursday, September 11.
The Service Desk is open Mondays - Thursdays from 8:30-17 and Fridays 8:30-16
Please register here.