Richard Blaxall | Football in the Faroe Islands

Football in the Faroe Islands

May 15, 2017

As part of Stadium Hoppers, I recently took a short trip to the beautiful Faroe Islands to explore a country with the highest Football participation average in Europe.

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_003FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_003Faroe Islands Football Trip - 30/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall 07 Vestur in training at the á Dungasandi Stadium, Sandavágur FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_007FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_007Faroe Islands Football Trip - 30/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Rain quickly decends on the stands at the á Dungasandi Stadium, Sandavágur

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_026FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_026Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Misty mountains over the Við Margáir Stadium, home of EB/Streymur

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_033FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_033Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Now closed, the World famous Eidi Stadium situated next to the Atlantic Ocean.

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_038FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_038Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall The abandoned Eidi Stadium goals has become a bit of a children's playground

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_054FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_054Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall The Eidi Stadium is often listed as one of the most beautiful stadiums in the World

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_059FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_059Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall The Eidi Stadium is surrounded by water on three sides of the pitch

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_064FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_064Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall The new Eidi Stadium currently being built in the center of Eidi

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_068FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_068Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall The new Eidi Stadium features a brand new 4G pitch; a standard for every stadium in the country

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_072FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_072Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall A view from above of the abandoned Eidi Stadium with the Atlantic Ocean close-by

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_073FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_073Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall The journey between one stadium to the next wasn't too bad

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_074FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_074Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Every corner turned brought a new microclimate. The Weather literally changed within seconds

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_077FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_077Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall A misty Svangaskarð Stadium in Toftir. After going 2-0 up, The Faroes drew 2-2 here against Scotland in a European Championship Qualifier, September 2002

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_078FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_078Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall A misty Svangaskarð Stadium in Toftir

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_094FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_094Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Youth teams train at the Nordragota Stadium, Eysturoy

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_097FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_097Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall KÍ Klaksvík in training at the Djúpumýra Stadium, Klaksvík

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_099FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_099Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Broken seat at the Djúpumýra Stadium, Klaksvík

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_102FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_102Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Dugout view from the Djúpumýra Stadium, Klaksvík

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_105FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_105Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall A view overlooking Fuglafjørður

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_107FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_107Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Entrance gates at the Fuglafjørdur Stadium, home of IF Fuglafjørdur, Fuglafjørður

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_109FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_109Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Busy Fishing port in the distance while IF train at the Fuglafjørdur Stadium

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_113FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_113Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Seating area at the Fuglafjørdur Stadium

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_115FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_115Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall The sun begins to come down while on a journey towards the capital

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_119FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_119Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Floodlights at the Tórsvøllur Stadium. The new natonal stadium situated in the capital, Tórshavn

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_122FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_122Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall The Tórsvøllur stadium floodlights certainly stand out over the capital

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_125FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_125Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Side of the B36 stand situated at the Gundadalur Stadium, Tórshavn which is situated next door to the Tórsvøllur Stadium

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_129FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_129Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Press and Dugout area at the Tórsvøllur Stadium

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_134FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_134Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall The HB Tórshavn stand, home to HB Tórshavn situated at the Gundadalur Stadium, Tórshavn. The stadium is shared with B36 Tórshavn who have an identical stands in their white club colours at the opposite end of the pitch FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_137FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_137Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Benches positiioned on a hill behind the goal at Gundadalur Stadium, Tórshavn

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_143FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_143Faroe Islands Football Trip - 31/03/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Skansi Arena, home of AB Argir is closed for the night

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_150FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_150Faroe Islands Football Trip - 01/04/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall Action at the Gundadalur Stadium, Tórshavn between B36 Tórshavn and B71 Sandoy in the First Round of the 2017 Faroe Islands Cup

FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_152FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_152Faroe Islands Football Trip - 01/04/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall The hill benches prove popular at the Gundadalur Stadium, Tórshavn between B36 Tórshavn and B71 Sandoy in the First Round of the 2017 Faroe Islands Cup FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_154FAROE_ISLANDS_APRIL_2017_154Faroe Islands Football Trip - 01/04/2017 - Photo by: Richard Blaxall

The floodlight of the Tórsvøllur stadium dominate the skyline in the distance while action continues at the Gundadalur Stadium, Tórshavn between B36 Tórshavn and B71 Sandoy in the First Round of the 2017 Faroe Islands Cup

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