September is the month when the farmers start to gather the sheep from the mountains where they roam free in summer. The sheep is brought home in an event called the Roundup, to Réttir, a structure created especially for this happening, where every farm can find their sheep by earmark or number. This is one of the oldest traditions in Iceland, - and you'll get to join!
On this three-day tour, you will stay at Álfheimar Country Hotel, in Borgarfjörður `Eystri, a small fishing village surrounded by picturesque mountains. The local living program will give you the opportunity to taste the local food from the farmers and the fisherman and also get to know a little about life in the village, both today and in the near past.
The area of Borgarfjörður Eystri is known for their spectacular mountain landscape and coastal area where most of the sheep will be found. You'll travel to the wilderness with the locals, while looking for the sheep, away from roads and hiking paths. And, as the roundups take place in September, the Northern lights might make an appearance in the night sky.
This incredible off-the-grid, immersive cultural experience will give you a unique insight into Icelandic country living, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join the natives in this yearly event. Come and experience the foundations of Icelandic culture in the romantic and exciting countryside of Borgarfjörður Eystri. Check availability by choosing a date.
In the evening, you'll be served a locally sourced dinner at Álfheimar restaurant.
After dinner, you'll be treated to an evening at the spa to rest after an eventful day.
You can participate as much as you like to help the farmers