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Smölun – A Preview

Annual sheep round-up.

Smölun is the nationwide sheep round-up in Iceland that takes place at the beginning of every Autumn. The animals are guided through valleys, lava fields, sand deserts, over mountain ridges – depending on the part of the country – to a sorting pen known as Réttir. It is a social and cultural event with a long history.

In due course I shall publish a detailed photo essay on this yearly ritual. For now, a photo from the black desert near the Hekla volcano, with the sheep making their way to Áfangagil.

Smölun from Hekla area to Áfangagil, Iceland

Smölun, near Hekla
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