• World Harmony Run

    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

  • 1,000,000 Participants

    Across 6 Continents
    1,000,000 Participants

  • Dreaming of a more harmonious world

    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

  • Schools And Kids

    Make a Wish for Peace
    Schools And Kids

  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

  • Carl Lewis: World Harmony Run Spokesman

    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

  • New York, USA

    New York

  • London, Great Britain

    Great Britain

  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


  • Around Australia

    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

  • Around Ireland

    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

  • Wanaka, New Zealand

    New Zealand

  • Arjang, Norway


  • Rekjavik, Iceland


  • Beijing, China


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

  • Belgrade, Serbia


  • Lake Biwa, Japan

    Lake Biwa

  • Kapsait, Ethiopia


  • Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    Pangkor Island

  • Bali, Indonesia


  • The All Blacks, New Zealand

    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

Iceland 2 September: Vík í Mýrdal - Jökulsárlón

Day three is upon us and what a day it will be. Today we are making our way to the Vatnajökull Glacier - the largest in Europe at 8,300 square kilometres - and the Jökulsárlón lagoon, a place that has to be seen to be believed.

We awoke to beautiful clear skies, and with refreshed legs we were all very keen to take a run along the beach at Vík before setting out for the day; two of our team members from Hungary were very excited to be able to run along the beach and in the waves.

The beautiful weather stayed with us on our journey to Vatnajökull. We travelled through long stretches of old lava fields created in 1783 by the greatest volcanic lava eruption in human history, and on what used to be the seabed, giving us spectacular cliffs on one side and long stretches of flat land on the other. It is quite an eerie feeling to know that what you are running on used to be under water.

Scooting around Iceland's highest mountain Öræfajökull - 2,119 metres - we finally reached Jökulsárlón lagoon.

Now if you are wanting something to take your breath away, this has to be one of the things on your To Do List.

No words can describe this stunning place, and I will just have to let the pictures speak for me.

We were allowed to go on a boat ride to get a closer look at the ice. Many thanks to boatman Páll Sigurður Vignisson, Ágúst and the staff at the lagoon.

One game team member Viktoría even plunged into this icy lagoon.

Sharing her swimming spot, not only with massive and numerous icebergs but also with the odd seal or two.

Our next detour was up to the Vatnajökull glacier.

After brief rain, the sun shone and we were greeted by a beautiful rainbow.

This brought out the best side of nature.

On our way back to Reykjavík, Ondrej wanted to stop at Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where we had been the day before.

The weather was so nice and the sky was so clear, that he wanted to try to get better shots of this amazing waterfall; we happily obliged.

Stacey Marsh

Distance: Local events

Team Members:
Ondrej Vesely (Czech Republic), Klaus Schulz and Mathias Eckerle (Germany), Maria Horvath and Erika Pongracz (Hungary), Martin Prettenhofer (Austria), Stacey Marsh (New Zealand), Suren Leósson and Viktoría Áskelsdóttir (Iceland).

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