The weather forecast for next weekend is good for West Iceland. According to bb.is in Ísafjörður, the West Fjords, up to 1,500 people are expected to arrive in the town next weekend to participate in the annual Mýrarbolti swamp soccer tournament.
Mýrarbolti. Photo: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.
Hlynur Snorrason, deputy police officer in Ísafjörður, told bb.is, “We will be very visible in the West Fjords over the weekend, checking speed and the safety of vehicles. We will do our best so that locals and visitors can have a good time over the weekend.”
Bb.is also reports that there will be record participation in Mýrarbolti this year with teams flying in from Israel, Poland and Spain. The Spanish team consists of 12 police officers.
Free concerts will take place at night, including performances by Mugison and Jónas Sigurðsson.
The swamp soccer tournament has been held in Ísafjörður in the first weekend of August since 2004.
Mýrarbolti is one of many events scheduled for next weekend, the long Merchants’ Weekend (Verslunarmannahelgi), celebrated with a range of festivals across the country.