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Men Walk 450 Kilometers to Buy Ice Cream

Jón Björnsson and Hjálmar Forni Sveinbjörnsson from Ísafjördur in the West Fjords completed their 450-kilometer walk to Reykjavík on Sunday. The sole purpose of their journey was to buy ice cream, the walkers told reporters.

Kaffi Reykjavík, one of the places where the two walkers went to have ice cream. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Björnsson, who is a ranger in Hornstrandir, and Sveinbjörnsson, a high-school student, embarked on their journey in the afternoon of September 17, so the walk took ten days. They spent most nights in a tent. According to, they walked 45 kilometers per day on average.

Once in Reykjavík, the walkers visited the ice cream store in Álfheimar and Kaffi Reykjavík. On Tuesday they were given a tour of ice cream factory Emmessís by the CEO, where they were also given a taste of the products, reports.

“It has been a great trip. As soon as the media started reporting on it we didn’t have to open our wallets anymore. For example, when we were going to have breakfast in Hyrnan [in Borgarnes], the grill was opened especially for us and we were given a fabulous breakfast on the house,” Björnsson told

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