A herd of 40 to 50 reindeer were found grazing on the football pitch in the East Fjords town of Djúpivogur yesterday.Archive photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
Mayor of Djúpivogur Gauti Jóhannesson said the community was happy to receive a visit from the reindeer. “These are beautiful animals,” he commented to visir.is. A herd of 180 reindeer were located on Road 92 in the narrow valley connecting Reyðarfjörður and Egilsstaðir last week, crossing back and forth over the road and posing a hazard to drivers.
East Iceland is the only area of the country where wild reindeer are found.
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