7 Bales of Wrapped Hay on Snæfellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

It is common to see giant marshmallows dotting Iceland’s countryside like these at the Böðvarsholt farm. By wrapping hay in plastic, the bales can be preserved for up to three years. Farmers typically use white because it deflects the sunshine. Only 1% of Iceland’s land is good for cultivation. The largest harvest – up to 99% – is hay. The fodder crop is used to feed the country’s sheep, cattle and horses. In the background is Kambshaus. The mountain reaches an elevation of 2,470 feet.


Bodvarsholt, 356 Snaefellsbaer, Iceland


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