Peace Road participants at the site of the Fagradalsfjall volcano
Since March 2021, the Fagradalsfjall volcano has begun emitting lava.
Peace Road participants start their walk at Reykjavik’s Harpa Concert Hall.
The participants arrive at Höfði, the site of the famous 1986 Reykjavik Summit.
Bjarni Sigurvinsson, a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Iceland, at Höfði

Reykjavik, Iceland—An Icelandic Peace Road event started at a volcano and ended at the site of the Reykjavik Summit.

The event on August 14, 2021, had two parts. The first part took place at Fagradalsfjall volcano, about 40 kilometers from Reykjavik. In March 2021 the volcano started emitting lava after centuries of being inactive.

In the second part of the Peace Road event, 11 UPF supporters carrying Peace Road flags and banners walked from Reykjavik’s Harpa Concert Hall to Höfði, the building where the U.S. and Soviet presidents met for a summit in 1986. This was a distance of about 1.8 kilometers.

UPF founder Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon described Iceland as a mother’s womb. Indeed, at the end of the Ice Age the earth broke the shell of ice by the power of volcanoes and laid the foundation for life as we see it today.

The history of humankind that started on this prepared ground was characterized by war and division. Its climax was the division of the world into democracy and communism. The Korean Peninsula was divided as a result of this.

Höfði is the name of the building where, on October 11 and 12, 1986, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev held a historic meeting, which was the beginning of the end of the Cold War.

So the Peace Road 2021 started at the genesis of life and ended at the location of the end of the Cold War.

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