Walking backwards in Iceland
Last year Ágúst Ingi’s friends dared him to walk backwards from Reykjavík to Hveragerði across the Hellisheiði plateau. So he set out all alone in pouring rain and strong winds and walked the 84km backwards in 7,5 hours. He counted somewhere around 60 cars that stopped and asked him if he wanted a ride.
This year, the weather was great, so he set out a second time along with a few friends. Of course they succeeded and relaxed in the pool in Hveragerði where they ended.
Ágúst plans to make this a yearly tradition and perhaps add in a few new routes. He and his friends are already planning to walk to the Blue Lagoon this summer (45km).