Tórsvøllur is the name of the Faroe Island’s national stadium which first opened in 1999. Capable of seating 6,040 supporters, the stadium replaced Svangaskarð stadium as the home of football on the islands, as the Football association sought a grass playing surface.
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Faroe Islands Stadium Guide
Before moving to Tórsvøllur in 1999 the Faroe Islands played their international fixtures at Svangaskarð stadium in the town of Toftir which opened in 1980.
More or less equal in size to its replacement with around 6,000 seats, The Faroese Football association (Fótbóltssamband Føroya) primarily sought a move to new facilities in order to incorporate a natural playing surface.
Having received full affiliation with FIFA in 1988 and UEFA two years later in 1990, the Faroe Islands needed an International standard ground, and the construction of Tórsvøllur was deemed the best long term solution at the time.
Perhaps slightly ironic, the Faroe Island’s FA actually reverted back to an artificial surface in 2012, citing “challenging weather conditions” as the main reason. The quality of astro turf has greatly improved since the decision was made, and thus UEFA has relaxed its rules regarding the type of playing surface. It even got the thumbs up from Sepp Blatter who visited in the same year.
Although one might have assumed that floodlights would be a mandatory requirement for a county which sits between Iceland and Norway, they weren’t installed until August 2011. The new Angular floodlights were officially used for the first time the following month in a Euro 2012 qualification match against Italy.
Torsvollur Away Section
There’s some suggestion that the seats aren’t massively segregated but we will confirm or deny this as soon as we receive more information. The journey to the ferry islands is such a trek that it’s really too much hassle for any away fans to cause trouble.
Faroe Islands Club Shop
Fans of the Faroe Islands can purchase merchandise online from Atgongd.fsf.fo. but we’ve removed the link now as it appears to be broken.
How to buy Faroe Islands Tickets
For international matches purchase tickets through your country’s football association.
For matches of the domestic league just turn up and pay on the gate.
How to get to Torsvollur
Where is Torsvollur?
Tórsvøllur is located on the island of Streymoy which is the largest and most densely populated part of the Faroe Islands. The national stadium is unsurprisingly located within the city of Tórshavn which is the capital city.
In relation to the city centre Tórsvøllur sits 2.7 km north-east, with a walking time of approximately 35 minutes for the average football fan.
The stadium’s address is as follows:
- Gundadalur, Tórshavn 100, Faroe Islands
Airports and Flying
The name of the city literally translates as “Thor’s Harbour” and ferry’s are very much a staple method of transport to and from mainland Europe. The only ferry service we’re currently aware of is the one from Hirtshals in Demark, and it takes an estimated 33 hours.
Hotels Near Torsvollur
There are five main accommodation options within the capital city: Hotel Foroyar, Hotel Havn, Hotel Tórshavn, Hotel Hafnia and Hotel Streym,
None of them have locational advantages as they’re all located within the city centre, 3-4 km south of the national stadium.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who plays at Torsvollur?
Faroese side Faroe Islands play their home matches at Torsvollur.
What is the capacity of Torsvollur?
As of 2021 Torsvollur has an official seating capacity of 5,000 for Football matches.
When was Torsvollur opened?
Torsvollur officially opened in 1999 and is home to Faroe Islands
Are there any Covid restrictions at the stadium?
Covid Restrictions may be in place when you visit Torsvollur in 2021. Please visit the official website of Faroe Islands for full information on changes due to the Coronavirus.