With World Cup mania reaching fever pitch as the Spanish and Germans head home and the English just start to dream of 1966 and all that, we thought you might just be interested in visiting what might possibly be the most beautiful football stadium in the world in the Faroe Islands.
Eiði Stadium, in the village of the same name, is located in the north-west of the island of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands, a collection of 18 islands in the North Atlantic.
Situated halfway between Iceland and Norway, the Faroe Islands is a place where waterfalls tumble from hillsides, mist settles mysteriously on ragged clifftops, and grass-roofed houses dot the otherwise vast vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see. So unspoilt – these mystical islands are like nowhere else on earth.
The pitch in Eiði is the home of local team EB/Streymur, where one false kick could see the ball disappearing into the ocean. The team’s old pitch, on the cliff edge, is now used as a campsite. Both of the sites offer the most breath-taking mountain and ocean views, making this one of the most stand-out, picturesque locations for the beautiful game in the world.
Visit the Faroe Islands this summer on the ultimate escape. Stay at Hotel Tórshavn from DKK1,290 / £153 per night (two sharing). Flights from Copenhagen to Vágar cost from DKK1,400 / £166 pp return with Atlantic Airways. Flights from Edinburgh to Vágar cost from DKK3,247 / £386 pp return with Atlantic Airways.
For more information about the Faroe Islands, see www.visitfaroeislands.com. Photo: (c) Patrik Paulinyi @patrikpaulinyi
Mark Bibby Jackson
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