Paralyzed adventurer Jón Gunnar Benjamínsson, who arrived in Reykjavík on Sunday after crossing the highlands on a four wheeler, is now planning to organize highland tours for the disabled along with his traveling companion Ingólfur Stefánsson, who works at the travel agency Safaris.
Landmannalaugar. Photo by Geir Ólafsson.
Benjamínsson’s journey was successful. “I look like a spanked redfish from all the sunshine,” he told Morgunbladid, describing the weather conditions he had encountered.
The purpose of the journey was to raise funds for improved conditions for disabled travelers at the Landmannalaugar geothermal area and to view the facilities of the highland cabins in general.
“The cabins are old and built during times when people in wheelchairs weren’t wandering about in the highlands,” Benjamínsson said.
“However, it doesn’t take much to improve the conditions there; it would perhaps be a one-day job for two people to repair the cabin in Nýidalur [in Sprengisandur],” the adventurer added.
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