Monday, June 18, 2012

The International Appalachia Trail comes to Iceland

I had the pleasure of welcoming a multinational delegation from the International Appalachia Trail. The Group is on a quest to extend the hiking trail from its current 2,250 mile length which begins in Springer Mountain in Georgia and ends at the tip of Belle Isle, in Newfoundland and Labrador. The group wants to follow the ancient path of the Appalachian mountain range when North American and Europe were one continent. This would take the path to Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Scandinavia, the British Isles, France, Spain and Morocco. The delegation included citizens from the U.S., Canada, Iceland, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. I have no doubt their quest will find a sympathetic ear in Iceland as their quest is underpinned by a desire to build mutual understanding between people of different nationalities.