Reykjavik Einherjar inviting teams to play football in Iceland

The Reykjavik Einherjar from Iceland, fresh off of two lopsided wins this fall, are inviting teams, both youth and adult, to head to this remote island nation in the far north to play football in February and March of 2019.

Teams are not only offered a unique travel experience but also an outstanding football game. Facing the Einherjar on their home turf is no easy task.

In the space of a week in late October/early November, Reykjavik defeated Sweden’s Tyresö Royal Crowns 56-22 and rolled over the Cologne Falcons 50-0.

The Royal Crowns play in Sweden’s division one while Cologne are a third division team from Germany.

Earlier this year, the Einherjar lost to the Carinthian Lions from Austria and then downed the Uppsala 86ers from Sweden.

In the past two years the team has hosted teams not only from from Austria, Sweden and Germany but also Norway, and Great Britain, winning seven games and losing three.  They traveled to Mallorca in late October last year to play the Spanish first division team the Mallorca Voltors. Reykjavík won the game, 21-14.

Iceland is an island nation with a population of only 300,000, located 1,200 miles north of London, England and so as remote as it gets in terms of American football. The team spends most of the year practicing, while trolling the international American football community for games.

Reykjavik is looking for an adult team to play the 10th international game in Iceland in February. In March, they are looking for a U19 team to play the first ever international U19 game in Iceland.

This is what is offered:

  • Free bus transport once in Iceland
  • Free housing in a gymnasium or a great hostel deal
  • Great deals on food
  • A game in a huge indoor stadium with a large crowd
  • A 3 camera TV broadcast

If your team or a team you know of is interested, you are asked to send the club a message on their Facebook page.

Check out the Einherjar’s most recent win over the Tyresö Royal Crowns.

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