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.