Icelandic sheep

Icelandic sheep

The Icelandic sheep is one of the oldest and purest breed in the world.  It is a hard primitive breed which belongs to the Nordic group of short-tailed sheep. Their wool is internationally known for its two strong characteristics, the incredible range of natural colours and the fantastic double layered fleece.

Sustainable farming is practiced here in Iceland as the farming of the sheep has changed little over the last 1,100 years. The Icelandic sheep are relatively wild with little human contact except over the coldest winter months. In the summer they roam freely in their mountain pastures until gathered in September, in preparation for the arctic winter ahead.