Iceland’s national stadium, also used for European and derby games, is Laugardalsvöllur, home ground of populist club Fram. Built before the qualifying matches of the 1958 World Cup, the stadium has a current capacity of just over 15,000, two-thirds seated. There are currently two main stands, facing other across a pitch surrounded by a running track – two temporary stands can be erected if required.
The stadium lies within the national sports complex in the eastern suburb of Laugardalur (‘Hot Spring Valley’), directly below the main road heading west from town. With the complex are also the
Laugardalslaug pool, the indoor stadium of Laugardalshöllin, botanical gardens, a large park, and the offices of several national sports bodies.
The main, home stand, with the striking white overhang, features a statue of Iceland’s first professional football player, Albert Gudmundsson, in front of it. The blue-seated away stand has its own separate entrance, with visiting supporters allocated sectors J, K and L depending on demand, through the north entrance (Nordijr Inngangur).
The stadium is about a 20-minute walk west of town. Many bus lines run through the bus terminal of Hlemmur, from where the Nos.2, 17 and 19 head along Laugavegur to Laugardalshöll, the nearest stop to the stadium, four stops away.
For national matches, tickets are available on the Iceland FA website. Away supporters should organise tickets through their own club or national FA.
Tickets for Fram games can be bought on the day, around IS1,200-1,500 each.
There’s no permanent shop at the ground, only stalls with relevant souvenirs on match days, set up on the concourse outside the main stands.
There are no bars in the streets around the stadium. The only option anywhere within reach is the Classic Rock Sportbar (Ármúli 5), off the main road of Sudurlandsbraut, with several pool tables and dartboards, burgers and pizzas, multiple Icelandic beers on tap, and screens large and small for match action.
Popcorn, pizza slices, coffee and soft drinks are sold at the ground.