LAUFSK┴LAR╔TT HORSE CORRAL
LaufskßlarÚtt in Hjaltadalur is the most popular horse corral in the land; every year it hosts a total of three thousand guests. The LaufskßlarÚtt weekend begins on Friday night with lots of fun in the riding hall at Svaast÷um. On Saturday, the horses are herded out of Kolbeinsdalur valley and corralled, and then at night there is a popular dance party. LaufskßlarÚtt happens in the last weekend in September.
Friday, September 29
20:30 á The weekend festivities start in the riding hall at Svaastair, in Saußrkrˇkur. The horsemen and breeders in Skagafj÷rur get together to entertain the guests with great horses and music. Very lively and fun evening in the great company of locals from Skagafj÷rur who are known for their hospitality and passion for singing.
Saturday, September 30
11:30 ááHundreds of horses come over the mountain and form a line, for as far as the eye can see, on their way to LaufskßlarÚtt.
13:00 ááWatch the breeders go through the hundreds of horses and "escort" them to their corral. It's fascinating to see how they can pick out their horses from the herd, how they know their black horse from all the other black horses. You will hear the echo's of Icelanders singing all around the area, where they celebrate the annual round-ups.
Nightá ááIn the evening after the round-ups, people get together in several places around Skagafj÷rur to party and celebrate. Among these places are the riding hall Svaastair wherer there is a big dance ball, MŠlifell in Saußrkrˇkur, and Migarur cultural house and Hˇtel VarmahlÝ - both in the town of VarmahlÝ.