Smite The Winter: Icelanders Play Football On Frozen Lake In -8°C - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Smite The Winter: Icelanders Play Football On Frozen Lake In -8°C

Smite The Winter: Icelanders Play Football On Frozen Lake In -8°C

Published January 23, 2018

Photos by
Art Bicnick

Reykjavík’s Tjörnin pond freezes over completely in winter. The ice is thick enough to walk over, and it becomes a popular spot to feed the ducks and take a weekend stroll.

It’s also a good surface for a game of football. Taken at the weekend, here’s a gallery of some hardy souls practicing their smiting despite low temperatures of -8 degrees Celcius. Russia really doesn’t know what’s coming in 2018.

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