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Cycling, Singing Fundraiser Completes Iceland Trip

Daniel Hutton from England has just completed his seven-week, 3,000-kilometer trip around Iceland. He cycled and sung to raise funds for Ljósid, a rehabilitation and support center for cancer patients and their families in Iceland, and The Carers’ Resource in Harrogate.


Daniel Hutton. Courtesy of Ljósid.

“I expected my trip around Iceland to be magnificent, as it was, but didn’t take into account, as I should have, Icelanders themselves. Everywhere I came I was welcomed with open arms and people were prepared to give me a bed for the night,” Hutton told Morgunbladid.

Hutton first came to Iceland with his choir from Leeds. They visited the Women’s Choir of Kópavogur and the women helped him prepare his trip. “They got me in touch with their friends and family around the country who then helped me bridge the gap where I had no place to stay and that’s how the ball started rolling.”

“Few people knew I would sing but I think it’s a good way to thank the good people who let me into their homes,” Hutton added. He is studying singing and often sang classical songs during his journey which were repaid with Icelandic songs.

Hutton often exited the Ring Road to cycle around the fjords. “I’m told that many people leave out the West Fjords when they circle Iceland but that’s a mistake because it is one of the country’s most beautiful regions. The West Fjords and East Iceland are absolute natural treasures.”

On Thursday, September 29, Hutton will perform in a concert at Ljósid on Langholtsvegur 43, 104 Reykjavík, where visitors can also buy hamburgers to support his cause. The program is scheduled from 3-5:30 pm.

Visit Hutton’s website to learn more about his fundraising initiative.


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