"The Icelandic sheep" Iceland Off The Beaten Path Tip by Bjorgvin

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  Background: Hunafloi Bay.
by Bjorgvin

The Icelandic sheep did virtually keep the Icelanders alive through the ages. Sheep farming is now in decline, but far from disappearing. This hardy animal has been blamed for erosion of the land where it grazes during the summer months from May to September. In September farmers saddle their horses to gather their sheep together. It can take days depending on the size of the land they have to cover, and meanwhile they lodge in huts in the mountains. Nowadays it is a popular sport with city dwellers and tourists to take part in this activity.

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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