In case you were wondering how the Icelandic football team was greeted when they came back home yesterday, you can find your answer here above.
After driving through downtown Reykjavík on a double decker bus, the team arrived at Arnarhóll, where most people have been watching the games, and did a little HÚ chant with the crowd.
The earth trembled and the echo sounded like fireworks (I'm told by my sister, I wasn't actually there - I stopped by but then went to a bbq in the stunning sunshine - thinking I would hear the noise anyway). It sure does sound impressive!
Pretty good greeting for returning home, right? :)
Now lets see how they'll do in the World Cup and lets hope for continuous celebration!
In the meantime, there's also the Olympics - where I'll be rooting for Hrafnhildur Lúthersdóttir, who's been winning medal after medal in 50, 100 and 200 m swimming competitions - including silver for 50 and 100 meters and bronze for 200 meters at the European Championships that were held in London last month! It would be great to hear some HÚ shouting for her in Brazil later this summer as well and see her take some medals home! :)
And next year the European female football championship takes place in the Netherlands (July/August 2017), where the Icelandic female team has been a regular partaker. So far in the qualifying group the Icelandic team has won all of their games very convincingly, and haven't received a single goal! You can check out the qualifying stages here. Next Icelandic game will be on the 16th of September against Slovenia, their second game against Slovenia. Iceland beat Slovenia 6-0 in their first game. And on the 20th of September they'll have their second game against Scotland, who they defeated 4-0 last June.
Both of these games will be taking place in Reykjavík, so if you want to come to Iceland and cheer on the Icelandic female football team, you should book your flights to Iceland now for September - and experience the Viking chant for yourself! :)
- Find all information about flights to Iceland here