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- Iceland 23 July: Reykjavík-Explorer
- Iceland 16 July: Borgarnes-Reykjavík
- Iceland 15 July: Frank's reflections
- Iceland 15 July: Laugarbakki-Borgarnes
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- Iceland 10 July: Möðrudalur - Reykjarhlíð
- Iceland 9 July: Egilsstaðir-Möðrudalur
- Iceland 8 July: Fáskrúðsfjörður - Egilsstaðir
- Iceland 8 July: Impressions
- Iceland 7 July: Djúpivogur - Fáskrúðsfjörður
- Iceland 6 July: Höfn - Djúpivogur
- Iceland 5 July: Fagurhólsmýri - Höfn
- Iceland 4 July: Kirkjubæjarklaustur - Fagurhólsmýri
- Iceland 3 July: Markarfljót-Kirkjubæjarklaustur
- Iceland 2 July: Opening Ceremony
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- Söngur World-Harmony Friðarhlaupsins
Iceland 8 July: Impressions
"Keen is the visitor's eye" says an ancient Icelandic proverb. Bearing this in mind we got two of our World Harmony Runners who have come from afar to run in Iceland to share their impressions of the run and the country.
Neelabha Senkyrova, Czech Republic:
Is it easy to run the World Harmony Run in Iceland?
It is so easy.
Put your legs on the road,
hold the torch in your hand,
and then start to run.
Every step I feel the land is moving
and I do not have to do anything,
because I am in harmony with a such beautiful country.
Frank de Lange, the Netherlands:
Friday morning. The most beautiful day imaginable. Golden sun, hardly a cloud in the sky. The pure and clean Nordic light is showing every beauty here around Fáskrúðsfjörður at Iceland’s east coast.
We have now been six days on the Iceland World Harmony Run, and for me personally it has been a privilege and blessing. Is there a better way of spending your time than to run around this very special country enjoying its great variety of landscape, while sharing a message of hope and friendship?
Many things have happened in the past six days. A few personal notes and highlights:
It is amazing how quickly the Icelandic weather can change. Never a dull moment – every hour something new. The boy scout’s “be prepared” comes in handy here. I was a new thing for me also that rain does not necessarily come from above. Iceland shows us the concept of “horizontal rain”.
The many, many birds that we passed and that accompany us with their shouts and songs are a constant joy. So are the Icelandic horses, with their short legs and strong bodies. More often than not they are inspired by the passing of the World Harmony Run and run along with us. And we are getting inspiration from them. They are very joyful and happy, and seem somehow more youthful than the European horses.
Being a lover of nature, Iceland has given me everything that could be hoped for. Volcanoes and mountains in many shapes and forms, vast desert-like landscapes, the many ice-tongues of Vatnajökull, one of the biggest glaciers in the world (it took us two days to pass it), a beautiful coastline with the wide ocean. The country is vast and empty, and exudes a sense of well-being and stillness. This seems to spread to its people, who are kind and friendly. As we are lovers of the inner stillness ourselves, all of this appeals to us very much.
But I have been mostly touched by the children of Iceland. Quite a few have joined us in passing the torch, a symbol of harmony and friendship, from hand to hand across the country. Their enthusiasm, openness and purity are beautiful, their strength and stamina quite amazing. Great World Harmony Runners they are!
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