Sixteen-Year-Old Walks Around Iceland in 43 Days
Sixteen-year-old Eva Bryndís Ágústsdóttir has finished her solo walk around Iceland, RÚV reports. The 1,500km (932mi) walk – which Eva Bryndís undertook to raise money for the Iceland Children’s Hospital – took her 43 days, during which time she walked an average of 35km (21.7mi) a day. On her longest day, she walked 46km (28.6mi).
“There are so many feelings,” she remarked at her journey’s end. “I’m tired, pretty exhausted. I’m also a bit down. It was obviously a remarkable trip – it was so much fun and it’s too bad that it’s over. Finally, I get my summer break now,” she said.
Eva Bryndís was raising money for the Children’s Hospital in honour of her brother, who has been struggling with illness for a long time, and received good treatment at the hospital. She said she enjoyed seeing Iceland by foot. “It all went amazingly well. I was really lucky with the weather, which is odd, because this is Iceland.”
Other than a blister and a bit of muscle stiffness, Eva Bryndís is none the worse for wear than she was when she started. She raised ISK 1.3 million ($10,563/€9,538) for the hospital during her walk, but hopes that this amount will increase with company and other contributions now that the walk has been completed. She will continue collecting donations for another month, up until her 17th birthday on August 28.
Donations to Eva Bryndís’ fund can be made via bank transfer: