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Iceland’s Second Christmas – With Sheep

A herd of sheep is driven into a pasture.

Finnbogi Johannsson lets his sheep into their home pasture at the end of a long day.

Embark with Arctic Deeply as it makes its way into Iceland.

Meet one family as they celebrate the annual Skaftholtsrettiror sheep round up, in the small municipality of Gnupverjahreppur.

“The rettir is like a second Christmas,” said Olga Andreason, the matriarch of Minni-Mastunga farm located about 7 kilometers (4 miles) away. Her six kids and several of her grandchildren were home for the weekend – little did I know how much food and family time would come later.

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