Introduction to Iceland
Sheep round-up and the Golden Circle
In the fall, the farmers gather the sheep to a fold, the Icelandic term is “réttir". There the farmers sort out the sheep according to their home farm. This used to be the biggest social event in the country provinces and still is a very lively event where people meet . 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”, 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 in Þingvellir, where Alþingi assembly was established around 930 and continued to convene until 1798.
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