Forystusetur Leader Sheep Information Centre

Leader Sheep leading a flock of sheep © Forystusetur
Leader Sheep leading a flock of sheep © Forystusetur

The museum and research center for Icelandic Leader sheep is situated in Þistilfjörður. Leader sheep are a unique strain that exists only in Iceland with a population of 1.400 pure breeds. They should not be mistaken with the common Icelandic sheep roaming wide and far around the island. Leader sheep are known for their outstanding behavioral abilities and intelligence. Throughout the centuries many stories and legends entwine about leader sheep who saved their flock and humans from upcoming dangers. They have been an integral part of Iceland’s sheep farming since the settlement.

Sheep themed handmade products and souvenirs, such as wool, sheep skin, soap and decorative items are sold at at the information centre.

Forystusetur Leader Sheep Information Centre

Forystusetur Leader Sheep Information Centre
Svalbarði
681 Þórshöfn
GPS: 66°12’28.2″N 15°42’42.4″W
Tel: +354 852 8899
E-mail: forystusetur (at) forystusetur.is
Website: www.forystusetur.is
Facebookpage: www.facebook.com/Fræðasetur-um-forystufe
Opening hours: click here