The rounding from sheep on horseback is definitely an Icelandic tradition with roots back previously when pastures and fields close to the farms were so precious they needed to be stored for that hay harvest. Thus the stock was driven towards the mountain tops throughout the summer time.
About this unique tour we join the maqui berry farmers in South Iceland once they gather 1000’s of sheep in the mountain tops. Riding the challenging, sure footed pure bred Icelandic equine starting our journey within the not inhabited interior of Iceland and stick to the sheep completely to the farm lands. This adventure continues to be fortunate to maqui berry farmers as well as their buddies so far. The very first time this season you’ll be able for other people in the future along and experience this exciting event that is restricted to no more than eight.
We gather sheep in Landmannafréttur, the grazing area near to famous Landmannalaugar. Yellow, red and greenish rhyolite mountain tops give el born area an enchanting touch. Mt. Hekla is towering in this region so we gather sheep within the black sand and ashes that have been sent in to the sky with this great volcano through the centuries. Kristinn Guðnason may be the “King from the Mountain tops” and responsible for males and animal. He, his fellow maqui berry farmers as well as their forefathers happen to be gathering sheep in this region for hundreds of years and know all there’s to understand about this old tradition. Grow from them how you can manage the flock, drive sheep lower hill sides, across rivers and from protected valleys for their resting spot for the evening, simply to venture out again the following day to collect more. Benefit from the singing during the night within the cabin rentals once the maqui berry farmers celebrate a effective day within the mountain tops. It’s possible to not have any nearer to the life blood from the true Icelanders – the maqui berry farmers.
All participants join a yearly tradition and never a personalized riding tour. Therefore, a balanced view, good health and the opportunity to work submit hands with other people is needed. Be prepared to be treated among the crowd, needed to satisfy your duty every single day and relish the camaraderie of individuals taking part within this great adventure from the fall.