The unique Icelandic form of wrestling known as glíma dates back to the Viking era. The main season for competitions is from September to April. For more information, contact the Icelandic Glíma Association (tel. 514-4064). Also keep an eye out for historical reenactments at museums or special events like the Viking Festival in Hafnarfjörður.
Icelanders are fanatical about the unusual and exciting sport of handball, once described as "water polo without the water." Iceland finished fourth in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, and eighth in the 2007 World Cup. The height of the season is September through April. For more information, contact the Icelandic Handball Federation (tel. 514-4200; www.hsi.is).
The Icelandic national soccer team ranked 37th in the world in 1994, but has since declined to the 109th position, just below Armenia, Benin, and the Cape Verde Islands. If you'd like to attend a game anyway, you can check out a match at Laugardalsvöllur Stadium, Laugardalur Park (tel. 510-2914).
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