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Talia Avakian
May 07, 2018

Earlier this year, Iceland's national football team became the smallest to ever quality for the World Cup, and Icelandair is inviting its passengers to share in the celebration.

The airline, a sponsor of the team, is launching a free Team Iceland Stopover program that offers passengers one-of-a-kind Icelandic experiences to get up-close with the players and their favorite stops in the country. Passengers can choose from a variety of 90-minute excursions — created by the players — that showcase the history of the sport as well as their culture.

Options include attending a national men’s or women’s team match to see team members in person, relaxing in geothermal lagoons like the Laugarvatn Fontana picked out by midfielder Birkir Bjarnason, or taking one-one-one training sessions with members of the Breidablik’s academy to learn the sport yourself.

Along with the excursion, the stopover program also highlights Iceland's spectacular scenery. Training sessions created by athletes like midfielder Dagný Brynjarsdóttireven let you learn the sport at locations where you’ll simultaneously enjoy views of the country’s dramatic terrain.

The free stopover perk is available to passengers taking a transatlantic flight through June 2018, at which point the airline's regular free seven-night stopover program will resume.

Note: Information in the article about which experiences players will be at has been corrected.

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