Sweden 20 July: Torsby - Mora

Forests and lakes on our first day in Sweden

A big thank you to all the staff at The Fragrance of the Heart Cafe who made our stay in Norway such a joy and kept us so well fed. The food was out of this world, and we highly recommend everyone to come and visit both beautiful locations! Thank you Norway for a wonderful time.

Serenity is a Swedish lake.

Wild berries in the forest.

Always wise to stretch before you run.

Palash, our runner from America, always finds something to laugh about.

The long road through the Swedish forest.

Peace is boating down a river.

Always keep running straight.

Motorcyclist versus runner!

We met a family who stopped and wanted to know more about the Peace Run.

Running in the mid day heat.

Wild blueberries in the forest.

The never ending enchanting forests.

Passing the torch to make a wish/prayer for peace.

Where are you now?

Stretching or pushing the van?

An inviting lake to go for a swim.

Meeting a cyclist on a 1,600km journey. All smiles!

St Michael in the town of Mora.

The famous Vasaloppe 90km ski race ends in Mora each winter.

The finish line of the race.

Meeting with the mayor of Mora, Anna Hed and some youth from the refugee houses run by the municipality.

Our good friend, Ake Nystrom who so kindly looked after us during our stay in Mora.

Anna Hed, mayor of Mora.

The presentation of one of Sri Chinmoy's World Harmony paintings.

The final group photograph of the day. We enjoyed meeting some of the refugees from Iran and Afghanistan. They promised to join us tomorrow morning to run out of Mora with the team.