|A truly great tour. Our footballing abilities were tested to the limit, but this is only half of the reason for coming over. We wanted to experience the culture and pastimes of a country that most of us never had the opportunity to visit. We were certainly not disappointed with what we found, and will return. We were treated to the genuinely warm hospitality and care furnished upon us by Captain Maggi and his friends, from the moment we landed until the presentation gala party. They simply couldn’t do enough for us, for which we are most grateful. All of us had a positive experience that will live long in the memory. We left Iceland much richer in many ways. Mark Trinder, Team GB from Woking, England|
|The Boston Express Team wants to say thank you for a wonderful soccer tournament this year. The competition was excellent, as was the reception and closing party. Our women’s team could not be happier with the hospitality extended to us throughout the weekend, and the sportsmanship shown on the field. We are looking forward to participating in the Wurth Football and Fun Tournament in the future. Thank you again for an excellent Icelandic experience. Lisa Zagura, Boston Express from Boston, USA.|
It was a great success for our team in several ways. First of all, we got to meet our Nordic brothers and sisters´ hospitality, their marvellous cooking, in very nice restaurants downtown Reykjavik with a lot of open bars with a great night life. The sightseeing tour around the beautiful island was very different from little Denmark. The hotel was right in the middle of everything. And you are really ahead with your heated indoor hall, where we played some exciting matches. And your gala dinner was outstanding, thank you for a wonderful time in Reykjavik. Our team can truly recommend your tournament to everybody from Denmark, in the age from 30 to 50 plus. Flemming Degn, Boldklubben Fremad Valby from Copenhagen, Denmark.
If the teams spend three or four days in Reykjavik there is time to discover Iceland. In Reykjavik you can go from shopping for designer products and sipping coffee in a cafe to sitting in an empty field, watching the Northern Lights dance above without another soul in sight. Our guests can also take The Golden Circle-tour and see Gullfoss and Geysir or/and visit the world famous Blue Lagoon, a unique geothermal spa situated in lava field.
The traditional foods of sheep’s heads and cured shark may not make you hungry to visit Iceland. You might even be hesitant to try mink whale, puffin and foal, but if you have a hankering for some of the freshest seafood around, you’ll find yourself well fed in Iceland. If red meat is more your style, get adventurous with some Icelandic delicacies, or try the tender, hormone-free, grass-fed, free-range lamb.
Iceland always seems to be a step ahead when it comes to design, and you’ll see that fact reflected in every shop window in Reykjavik. From logo t-shirts at Dogma to high-end performance gear at 66° North to the mix of furniture, clothes and accessories at Kraum, to the once-again-popular traditional Icelandic sweaters, design in Iceland seamlessly mixes new and old, earnest and ironic. And the stylings of Icelanders, old and young, adhere to the same sensibilities. Unless you plan to stock your wardrobe in Iceland, bring at least one of your most stylish outfits. People dress to impress when out on the town in Reykjavik, and your performance gear and hiking boots just aren’t going to cut it on a Friday night.
On weekends in Reykjavik, partiers hit the town around 11 pm and stay out dancing and drinking until well after 3 am. By 4 am the streets are packed with post-party revelers, and the line at Bæjarins beztu pylsur (the best hot dog stand in town) snakes around the corner. If you haven’t partied in Reykjavik, you haven’t partied at all.
And, as an added bonus, Iceland’s pain is your economic gain. Iceland’s infamous 2008 financial collapse left the country in a bad way, but the good news is that your tourist money now goes a lot further.