Hawkeyes Headed to Iceland 

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa Soccer travels to Iceland from May 12-22 to compete in exhibition matches against Valur and Breiðablik professional clubs. 

Each opponent plays in the Úrvalsdeild kvenna, the top-tier women’s football league in Iceland. The clubs have won a combined 28 Icelanic Championships and 25 Icelandic Cups. 

The trip will center around the Reykjanes Penninsula area and consist of visits to both dramatic natural vistas and major metropolitan areas. 

Iowa Soccer will visit Golden Circle National Park, the Snæfellsnes Penninsula, the Westman Islands and Blue Lagoon thermal spa. The Hawkeyes will also see the waterfalls, glaciers, lava fields and black sand beaches of the South Coast region. 

Back in Reykjanese, the Hawkeyes will have access to practice facilities and guest-coaching opportunities.

This trip is made possible by the generous donation of Janice Strang. 

Iowa kicks off the fall season with an exhibition against South Dakota on Aug. 7 at the Iowa Soccer Complex.