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The Italian adventurers Ottavio Calabrese and Matteo Cappa will travel around Iceland on skateboards (or longboards). A local reported spoke to Calabrese in South Iceland, not far from Seljalandsfoss waterfall, where he was skating around.

"I was told about this road that leads around the island. I always wanted to explore this country so I thought, why not?" said Calabrese.

He calculated, using Google Earth, that it would take 26 days to travel around Iceland but when he got here he realized that it could take more time. "Maybe 26 days are not enough but we have one month to go around the island. After that the moneys from the sponsors are all spent."

The 28 year old Calabrese went his first long tour on a skateboard through France two years ago. Iceland is the first country outside of mainland Europe that he visits. "Who knows what the future holds? Maybe I will go to Marocco or South-America" he said.

What Calabrese and Cappa are doing is considered quite dangerous, the traffic can be heavy, especially during the summer. "Yes, this is a bit dangerous because the road here is narrow. In France there is an emergency lain where I could skate, but if there is too heavy traffic I pick up the board and hold it" he said and bolted away, racing against time.

 

Source: Visir.is

http://visir.is/hringinn-i-kringum-island-a-hjolabrettum/article/2013706249971

 

Last modified on Monday, 24 June 2013 12:01

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