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Stone sheepfolds

Mystery Surrounds Centuries-Old Sheepfolds

Centuries-old circular stone sheepfolds can be found across Iceland. Some think they are reminiscent of Celtic architecture and there has been speculation about whether they were used for purposes other than sheltering sheep.

Swans.

Whooper Swan Attacks Sheep

Sigríður Línberg Runólfsdóttir and her husband, Halldór Margeir Sverrisson, captured an unexpected scene yesterday when they were flying their drone over Álftafjörður fjord in the Westfjords: a whooper swan attacking a sheep.

Lamb Killed by Tourists

By greta

A group of foreign tourists caught a lamb close to the village of Breiðdalsvík in East Iceland and cut its throat.

Gathering sheep in Tungnarétt, South Iceland

Map of Sheep Roundups

If you’re planning to take part in the sheep roundups in Iceland, there is now a tool available to make your life easier.

Reindeer and sheep

Reindeer Joins Herd of Sheep

A reindeer cow unexpectedly joined a herd of sheep that was being rounded up from the mountains in Mývatnssveit district in North Iceland Friday night.

keflavik

Sheep Brought Home by Sea

Yesterday, farmers and rescue workers from Grýtubakkahreppur district, North Iceland, picked up 16 sheep by boat from an uninhabited inlet on the east side of Eyjafjörður fjord.

A trailer from the film Rams.

‘Rams’ Wins Award in New York

The Icelandic film Rams (Hrútar), directed by Grímur Hákonarson, won yet another award Monday, when chosen “Best narrative feature film” at the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) in East Hampton, New York.

Innovative sheep roundup.

Video: Sheep Roundup on Skis with Toboggan

Farmers in the scarcely-populated Árneshreppur in the northeastern West Fjords had to resort to unusual sheep roundup measures while fetching leftover sheep from the wilderness late last month, including skiing with one sheep in a toboggan in tow.