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ICELAND VETERANS FOOTBALL FESTIVAL

Saturday 12th November 2022

Price £275 per person

Mens and Ladies tournaments for senior teams held indoor in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.

New for 2022 is the addition of a 60+ category for men and a 22+ category for Ladies.

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Location

Iceland is a unique country that offers pristine nature, breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture. Widely known as the ''The Land of Fire and Ice'', Iceland's most distinctive features are active volcanoes, glacier cut fjords, roaring rivers, spectacular waterfalls, black sand beaches, and it's world famous geysers and 'Northern Lights'. 

The capital Reykjavik is the world's northernmost capital. By day this attractive and cosmopolitan city boasts art galleries, museums, and a relaxed cafe culture. The city has some excellent restaurants, and a lively nightlife scene, with many bars and clubs offering live music and open until 4am or later. 

Reykjavik is the gateway to Iceland and day trips can be taken to the surrounding mountains, glaciers, volcanoes and hot springs, including the Blue Lagoon.

  

Program

Friday 11th November Teams arrive Iceland. Transfer to your hotel in Reykjavik. Free time in the Icelandic capital.  Welcome Reception of participating teams including tournament draw.  
Saturday 12th November Reykjavets, the Iceland Veterans Football Festival is played today. In the evening is the Icelandic style Tournament Party, which includes The Trophy Presentation and 3 course dinner.    
Sunday 13th November Free Day. There's time to discover the delights of Reykjavik and explore scenic Iceland.  Relax in the capital or at the Blue Lagoon, or take yourself off and discover Iceland. 
Monday 14th November Teams depart Reykjavik for the airport and your return flight.

Teams also have the option of arriving Thursday 10th November or departing on Sunday 13th November.

   

Football

The tournament is played on 3G pitches in a modern indoor arena in Reykjavik. 

       

Categories

AGE DURATION No of GAMES
Mens 30+ 6 a side 1 x 12 minutes Min 5 Max 7
Mens 40+ 6 a side  1 x 12 minutes Min 5 Max 7 
Mens 50+ 6 a side 1 x 12 minutes Min 5 Max 7
Mens 60+  6 a side 1 x 12 minutes Min 5 Max 7
Ladies 22+ 6 a side 1 x 12 minutes Min 5 Max 7
Ladies 35+ 6 a side 1 x 12 minutes Min 5 Max 7

    

History

2022 will be the 15th year of the Reykjavik Veterans tournament. The following teams and countries were represented in the last full edition of the competition, prior to the pandemic. 

CLUB  No of TEAMS COUNTRY
FC LIBERTY CREW 1 Canada
FIELDHOUSE SOCCER MOMS 1 USA
I FUSILLLI CRINITI 1 Italy
FC MIRACLE 1 Hungary
BALLYBRACK SEAGULLS 2 Ireland
MALCOLM FC 1 England
B36 1 Faroe Islands
KI KLAKSVIK  2 Faroe Islands
FAROE BOYS 2 Faroe Islands
PINK LADIES 1 Faroe Islands
SKANSIN FC 1 Faroe Islands
B67 REIDABLIK 2 Greenland
VANLOSE IF 1 Denmark
AKADEMISK  BOLDKLUB 1 Denmark
BREIDABLIK 1 Iceland
KEFLAVIK 2 Iceland
EIMREIDEN 1 Iceland
HVITI 2 Iceland
KR 2 Iceland
GG 1 Iceland
KORMAKUR 1 Iceland
HVOLSVOLLUR 1 Iceland
IB VALUR 1 Iceland
MAN CITY SUPPORTERS 1 Iceland
FYLKIR 1 Iceland
IR DROTTNINGAR 1 Iceland
FJOLNIR 1 Iceland
FC BOMBUR 1 Iceland
BERSEKIR 1 Iceland
LETTIR 1 Iceland
SINDRI 1 Iceland
STALULFUR 1 Iceland
THRYMUR 1 Iceland

    

Accommodation

Teams stay in 3* Hotel accommodation in central Reykjavik, such as the Hotel Fron,  Foss Hotel Baron, Hotel Cabin. The rooms are twin bedded rooms and stay is on a bed and breakfast basis. 

   

What's included in the £275 price:

  • Participation in Reykjavets - Iceland Veterans Football Festival¬†
  • 3 nights stay in central 3* Reykjavik Hotel
  • Twin bedded rooms on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Airport transfers to / from your hotel
  • Welcome Reception for participating teams featuring tournament draw
  • Icelandic style party including Trophy Presentation and 3 course meal
  • Transport between hotel and tournament / Welcome Reception / Tournament Party
  • ISL assistance throughout including pre-tour and in Iceland

Getting There

Direct flights to Reykjavik in 3 hours or less from Gatwick, Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow with Icelandair. Other airlines such as Easyjet and Jet2 also fly direct to Iceland. Flight costs are not included in the price. 

 

Testimonials

''Our hosts were very hospitable, good organisation and hotel, and met some great people, plus amazing food at the gala dinner''.  Steve Brown, Axbridge Saxons

''We had a great time at Reykjavets, thank you. Hopefully we see you somewhere else next year, maybe Jersey Veterans''. Kjarten Talseth, EOIL Old Boys, Norway

''Many thanks for an excellent weekend. Iceland was superb and everyone in the party had a great time''. Tim Smith, HCT Vets 

''We attended for the 3rd time in 2016. The competition is great and the social events even better. The hotel is great and situated in the heart of Reykjavik. All the staff are very helpful and supportive. We have already booked for next year and are looking forward to it''. Oda Andreasen, Pink Ladies, Faroe Islands

''The level of the competition, the hospitality of the host club, and the camaderie of all the players and teams make this tournament a must. Iceland alone is a great destination, but if you are looking for some good football and fun, don't miss this tournament!'' Lisa Zagura, Boston Express, USA

Further Information

Please contact your nearest ISL Football Tours office for further information or to check availability. Deposit requirements are £50 per person with balance of tour due 8 weeks prior to departure.


SOUTH
ISL Football Tours
32 The Coppice
Horndean
Waterlooville
Hants PO8 9PL
United Kingdom
Tel: 02392 230 023
Email Stuart

NORTH
Malcolm Ward
19 Harvey Street
Bolton
BL1 8BH
United Kingdom
Tel: 01204 465058
Email Malc
 

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