Sweden 13 July: Oslo - Karlstad

a peace bridge and lots of running

Starting from Oslo we reached the border...

...at Morokulien Peace park

Greeting us were to the right Mayor of Eda Municipality Johanna Söderberg and to the left from the Peace Park Christina

The Peace monument celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The name Morokulien comes from the Norwegian word for fun: moro, in Swedish: kul, coming together in one: i en. Similiary the two pillars of the momument are the two countries comming together as one at their summits.

...an ancient border stone...

This Peace Bridge is the world's smalles bridge connecting two countries

'The Peace between Sweden and Norway has lasted two hundred years...Peace are in our hearts and minds, as brothers and sisters' (from Mayors speech)

Every year Morokulien is visited by some 100.000 visitors from all over the world. It is the hope that they are all affected by the park's peaceful surroundings.

Thank you for sharing your park with us!

...a few symbolic steps...

Our welcoming committee in Arvika...

the young athletes from KFUM Friidrott

Our kind-hearted local coordinator Morgan lead the runners on his bike

Entering the town square...

The hope for a world of Peace-Beauty shines bright

We gratefully received the beautiful emblem of the city.

Thank you Morgan for welcoming us so generously and open-heartedly!

...and for inviting us for dinner at the beautiful Rackstad Museum of art!

Our kind hosts...

...prepared an abslolutely fabulous meal for us!

Inside the Rackstad Museum. Beautiful artwork in a peaceful, contemplative atmosphere...

Thank you to our guide for telling us about the interesting lives of the artists.

We will remember the goodwill and hospitality of Arvika, carrying it with us on the road!

The sun sets over Karlstad, our final destination of the day.