The boy from Skaftholtsréttir

Category: People

 

Photo and caption by Erin Ainsley Lough

Réttir has been an annual event in Iceland for the past 300 years. In the small town of Skaftholtsréttir, they round up the Icelandic sheep as they are saddled up. After months of feasting on grass and exploring the hills of Iceland, the sheep are brought together in the autumn months by the hard working men and women in orange coats (and some very fast dogs) for distribution. While the men were in a circle singing traditional folk songs behind me, I snapped this picture. A powerful sense of community, family and support was felt all around me. Skál!

Location: Skaftholtsréttir, Iceland

 

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