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Hiker Crosses Iceland, Corner to Corner – Twice

Three hikers, Þórólfur Jarl Þórólfsson, Jón Bjarni Magnússon and Jóhann Torfi Ólafsson, completed their 664-kilometer walk from the Hvalnesviti lighthouse east of Höfn in Hornafjörður, southeast Iceland, to the Hornbjargsviti lighthouse in Látravík in Hornstrandir, the northernmost region of the West Fjords, yesterday.

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Hornafjörður, near the starting point of the walk. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.

In 2010, Þórólfur crossed the country from the tip of Reykjanes peninsula, Reykjanestá in the southwest, to Fontur on Langanes peninsula in the northeast, and he is likely the first person to have walked in a cross across Iceland, Morgunblaðið reports.

The walk that ended yesterday began on May 17 and during parts of it the hikers were accompanied by two friends.

Six women are now planning to walk a similar route but starting at the other end, in Hornvík in Hornstrandir, crossing over to Eystrahorn in east Iceland. Three of them have already walked from Reykjanestá to Fontur.

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