British Man Journeying 825 Miles Around Iceland On Foot Scooter

A British man is journeying 825 miles around Iceland on a manual-push scooter with just a rucksack of bare essentials.

Hugh Graham, 26, set off from the Icelandic capital Reykjavik on 5th August and said he will “embark on a 820-mile across Iceland’s Route 1, which is a ring road that goes all the way around Iceland”.

Graham is documenting his travels on Instagram, where he has 2,100 followers, and TikTok, where he boasts 19,300 followers, including a growing number of Icelandic supporters.

British man Hugh Graham 26, is travelling across Iceland by scooter he started his journey on 5th August 2021. (@thatguyhughgraham/Newsflash)

In the first video filmed in Reykjavik, the British man shows his Swifty Zero MK2 adult kick scooter to the camera and says “I’m doing it on this bad boy” and that he believes the feat hasn’t “been done before”.

He adds that the Viking longboat monument behind him is the start and end point of his journey around the Nordic island nation, and that he is “extremely nervous but also extremely excited”.

Graham said he is receiving lots of advice from Icelandic residents online and has even begun noticing their support on the road.

British man Hugh Graham 26, is travelling across Iceland by scooter he started his journey on 5th August 2021. (@thatguyhughgraham/Newsflash)

He aims to travel over 30 miles a day and calls on anyone who notices him on the road to wave and say hi.

In 12 days, Graham travelled over 370 miles to Faskruosfjorour on the east coast on his foot-powered scooter.

The 26-year-old Brit said he is enjoying some of his best weeks ever while scootering around Iceland.

British man Hugh Graham 26, is travelling across Iceland by scooter he started his journey on 5th August 2021. (@thatguyhughgraham/Newsflash)

In 18th August, he posted an update on TikTok to say that he is at the halfway point after he “smashed” 410 miles along Route one.

He added that he next has to “tackle the north” which he understands will be tougher than his journey along the southern half of the ring road.

He previously posted: “I am now in the East Fjords where the roads are very steep. This is crazy but well worth it, because at the end of a difficult day I feel good after seeing all these amazing places. This island is just so beautiful.”

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