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Iceland’s second Christmas … with sheep

Icelanders sort their sheep at the Skaftholtsrettir, the annual sheep round up in the Gnupverjahreppur region.

In Iceland fresh lamb is only available in the fall so the annual sheep run in mid-September is like a second Christmas. Farmers looked for their own sheep and coaxed them into pens, called dilkur, that surrounded the circle like…

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Arctic sound, lost & found

Two polar bears look up at the ship from an ice floe.

When I work as a guide on ships, the Arctic sounds different to me than it used to; it’s harder to find the atmosphere I first fell in love with when I paddled…

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