Barley harvest early this year in Iceland

The fields this year are beautifully dense.

The fields this year are beautifully dense. Jónas Erlendsson

Farmers in South Iceland are already harvesting which is unusually early for Iceland- two weeks to be precise. 

The weather has been particularly good this summer and the crops are good. 

"Our fields are dense and beautiful," says Ólafur Eggertsson, farmer at Þorvaldseyri in today's edition of Morgunblaðið. "They're a joy to look at and I almost don't want to harvest them. A lot of tourists have been attracted to them. We're harvesting at the same time as farmers in Scandinavia."

Icelandic barley variety Kría is a fast growing, two-row variety. "Most of the fields are ready. There's a draught and no reason to wait longer to harvest."




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