Watch out for the sheep when you drive around Iceland. In Iceland all of the sheep roam free in the summer. In late spring, soon after the lambs are born, the farmers take the sheep up into the mountains and set them free. Throughout the whole summer the sheep take care of themselves. As autumn comes all the farmers in a given area go together on horseback up into the mountains and round up the sheep. They are then sorted at an event called “réttir”. If you are a farmer, then this event is the highlight of the year, as it involves copious amounts of alcohol.
But really do be careful on the roads. The sheep often hang around on the roads licking salt of the road. If you see a mother sheep on one side and her lambs on the other, then it is guaranteed that they are going to run to their mother with no regard of the consequences.
(Source: mentalmaelstrom, via definitely-high-flying-deactiva)