Brettney's Trip to Iceland!
Íţróttafélagiđ Völsungur is an Icelandic football club from the town of Húsavík
located on the north coast of Iceland
on the shores of Skjálfandi bay.
1927 : Foundation of club
They last played in Iceland's top tier (for their only time) in the 1988 season.
Völsungur are a Semi Professional Club who are ranked 30th in Iceland, they gained a surprise promotion into the 2nd Tier in the 2011 season.
Fairly Basic Training.
Adequate Junior Coaching.
Basic Youth Recruitment.
Grass pitch in Good condition.
No undersoil heating and no roof.
The Ground is here.
So my new home;
Húsavík is a town in Norđurţing municipality on the north coast of Iceland on the shores of Skjálfandi bay with 2,237 inhabitants.
The income of the inhabitants is derived from tourism and fishing, as well as retail and small industry. Until recently, Húsavík was the export harbour for silica was extracted from the nearby lake, Mývatn.
The most famous landmark of the town is the wooden church, built in 1907.
According to the Landnámabók ("Book of Settlement"), Húsavík was the first place in Iceland to be settled by Norsemen. But the Swedish Viking Garđar Svavarsson stayed there for one winter around 870 A.D. The name of the town means "bay of houses": probably referring to Garđar's homestead, on which have been the only houses then in Iceland.
Húsavík is served by Húsavík Airport.
Húsavík has become a centre of whale watching in Iceland due to whales of different species that frequently enter the bay. The Húsavík Whale Museum is located in the town. It is also home to the Icelandic Phallological Museum
, which contains penis specimens from every mammal that lives in Iceland, including a 67-inch sperm whale penis, and a donated human penis.
The region of Mývatn, with its interesting geology and diverse animal life, is nearby. Jökulsárgljúfur National Park with the horseshoe shaped canyon Ásbyrgi and the waterfalls Dettifoss, Hafragilsfoss and Selfoss is also not far from the town.
So Skjálfandi Bay;
Skjálfandi, geologically more a bay than a fjord, is located in the North of Iceland. The word Skjálfandi literally translates to "trembling" which might refer to earthquakes which do occur quite frequently. Though most of them cannot really be noticed; they are only registered by seismographs.
The bay, originally created by glacial activity, has two major streams flowing into it: Skjálfandafljót, which is a glacier river and Laxá, which is a freshwater river. The river Laxá is famous for its salmon (lax in Icelandic translates to salmon) and part of the river is protected by the Ramsar Convention.
The only town in Skjálfandi Bay is Húsavík, facing the picturesque Víknafjöll and Kinnarfjöll , the mountain ranges on the other side of the bay, whose top is covered with snow year round. The highest point reaches around 1200 m.
The bay is famous for the abundance of different whale, dolphins and bird species, which can best be observed during the whale watching trips departing Húsavík.
The Swede Garđar Svavarsson, was the first Scandinavian to settle in Iceland around 860. He built a house in Skjálfandi, but spent only the following winter months there before leaving Iceland.