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Soccer (football) game?

Vancouver, Canada
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Soccer (football) game?

I was just reading an article about a contest... never mind, you probably don't care how this started....but anyway, at the end point, it strikes me that we might enjoy attending a soccer game. My kids both played soccer for many years and certainly the atmosphere and spirit of the fans in Iceland is making news these days. I'm on this website trying to make heads and tails of it, and frankly, I can't sort it out at all.

https:/…

However it does look like there might be a game at 11 am on Sunday, August 12th? Can someone help me figure this out? Thanks.

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Cologne, Germany
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1. Re: Soccer (football) game?

Looks like the game is at 8 pm (20:00) KR vs. Fjölnir at KR's home field:

https:/…kr-reykjavik

If you click on the info button next to the game there is more information about the game and the teams:

https:/…

I would contact them and ask about getting tickets:

kr@kr.is

https://www.facebook.com/KR.Reykjavik.FC

Reykjavik
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2. Re: Soccer (football) game?

Tickets are sold at the grounds at the day of the game. Sales usually start 2 hours before the game. Both these clubs (especially KR) have passionate supporters. There is no hooliganism or need to worry about your safety. Things do get heated. But in a good way.

Vancouver, Canada
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3. Re: Soccer (football) game?

Ok, I think that would be a **fantastic** way to wind up our trip, rather than going to a performance of "How to be Icelandic" (as much as that looks fun too). We are a soccer family and I think that would be an experience to remember.

@Gestur, thanks for the reassurance we can get tickets on the day and we can enjoy the atmosphere (not that I was worried about that frankly. I was pretty sure it would be rowdy but fun).

They keep rearranging our flights on this last leg of our trip (we started with two days in Reykjavik, now we only have one because we were originally landing at noon and now we don't land until almost 19:00) so I'm going to hold off making concrete plans until we know exactly what we have for arrival and departure times, but this looks like it should fit.

Awesome!

Parker, Colorado
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4. Re: Soccer (football) game?

Good idea! Looks to me like the game is at 12pm in Reykjavik on Aug 12.

https:/…

We fly in late afternoon on July 5 and will miss the 1:15 home match, bummer.

Enjoy!

Vancouver, Canada
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5. Re: Soccer (football) game?

Ok, that website is making more sense now, but I'm still seeing an 11 am kickoff on Sunday, August 12th. I can't see a 20:00 game. At least the field is nice and central so we could even just go over there on arrival and sort out tickets for the next day if the box office is open. Anyway, I'm charged up if this will work out. I love doing local stuff like this. Makes the whole experience so much more authentic, and as this is the end of a very busy and full three week trip, I think something relaxing and fun like a sports match will be perfect. I think everyone will be quite done with more cultural/historical experiences by this point.

Cologne, Germany
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6. Re: Soccer (football) game?

When I open the link, this is what I see:

Kick-off 20:00

Not sure where you get the 11 am information from?

puerto princesa
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7. Re: Soccer (football) game?

Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur (Reykjavík Football Club), often shortened to KR, kicks off on 13th August

Cologne, Germany
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8. Re: Soccer (football) game?

KR vs. Fjölnir

Competition: Úrvalsdeild

Date: 12 August 2018

Game week: 16

Kick-off: 20:00

Venue: Alvogenvöllurinn (Reykjavík)

https:/…

Sevenoaks District...
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9. Re: Soccer (football) game?

The Icelandic football association website shows the KR vs. Fjölnir game kicking of at 18:00 local time

https://www.ksi.is/mot/stakt-mot/…

EDIT - I believe that sometimes dates & times of games can be moved for TV

Edited: 25 May 2018, 01:10
Sevenoaks District...
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10. Re: Soccer (football) game?

the soccerway site linked in Kim T's post now shows 19:00

maybe soccerway uses UK summertime (GMT + 1hr)

Iceland is on GMT all year

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