No April fool’s Joke: American tourist landed in Iceland by mistake

April 2, 2008

US tourist Russel Trocano planned to travel from US to Thórshöfn, the capital city of Faroe Islands. He supposed to change the plane in Reykjavík and then in Akureyri where he was finally supposed to take a plane to Thórshöfn. He was surprised when he finally landed in Langanes peninsula (Iceland) instead of Faroe Islands.

The airport staff couldn’t help him while thinking his friend who booked the flight only monkeyed him. But finally they realized that it is a big misunderstanding.
Trocano took a flight back to Akureyri where he decided to stay instead of going to Faroe Islands.
Airline Air Iceland like amend for his lost trip to Faroe Islands devised him a ticket to Grímsey Island.

Trucano told to Morgunbladid that he never thought the airplane ticket could be so expensive without even taking him out of the country. The cost of the one way ticket from Reykjavík to Thórshöfn is approximately 20 000 ISK (170 €).


Football: Renewed Iceland team easy beats Faroe Islands

March 17, 2008

The match of two European football dwarfs finished better for Iceland 

Iceland with five debutants in the national team was better for all 90 minutes. First 25 minutes the team of Faroe Islands was able to emulate with Iceland when they had several chances to score. Goalkeeper Adalsteinsson first capitulated 30 seconds before break when Jónas Gudni Sævarsson headed the ball into the net completely forgotten by Faroese defence. Iceland doubled they lead in second half when Benjamínsen touched Gudmundsson´s pass to into his own net. And 7 minutes later the comfortable indoor win in Kopavogur was sealed by Tryggvi Gudmundsson himself. 

Renewed Iceland’s squad with score 3 – 0 over Faroe Islands has plans to make good results in the next World Cup qualification and looks up for better than 89th position in actual FIFA ranking. The next friendly match of Iceland is on programme on Wednesday, 26th March in Slovakia.