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.

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