Ground: Samsung Völlurinn (Stjörnuvöllur)
Date: 21st July 2012
Match: Stjarnan - KR 1-1 (Úrvalsdelid)
My second day in Iceland meant I was going to watch a team more famous for its goal celebrations than its football. Stjarnan made head-lines all over the world with "The Fish" and other carefully planned goal celebrations. They are on youtube for those who haven't seen them yet. The match between Stjarnan and KR had a 16.00 kick-off meaning I had some hours to kill. I went down to the harbour and booked a "Puffin tour". There are plenty of puffins around Iceland a my trip was to Puffin Island. I took around 25 minutes by boat to reach the island. Puffins only lay one egg per year and stay with the same partner for their lifetime. They have a special look and are sometimes nicknamed "Sea parrot". The trip lasted for 90 minutes in total and I manged to take some decent pictures. After the toru I went back to my hotel for a rest and to have something to eat. Stjarnan play at Stjörnuvöllur (or Samsung Völlurinn as they called it nowdays) which is situated in Gardabær, a southern suburb to Reykjavik. From Hlemmur I took bus #1 which actually stopped right outside the ground, again very convenient for me. The ground has an artificial pitch and only one seated stand. This stand has 900 seats and is quite OK. The other three stands have a fence only and are closed for fans. I actually managed to leave the stand and walk behind one of the goals before the match started. I wanted pictures of the seated stand and took my chances.
Stjörnuvöllur, Rear of the main stand
A closer look...
Best fans in Iceland!
View of play
View of Stjörnuvöllur
View of play
After the match